Did Lakers’ Dennis Schröder actually take shot at Brooklyn Nets?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 10: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 10: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets are still licking their wounds from a loss against Dennis Schröder and the Los Angeles Lakers, as Andre Drummond led LA to a victory despite the fact that LeBron James and Anthony Davis didn’t play in that contest.

With the Nets playing this game without James Harden, who has since revolutionized Brooklyn since arriving via trade, Kyrie Irving needed to take over to help pull out the win.

Instead, Irving was ejected after he and Schröder got into a verbal altercation that all but ruined the Nets’ chances of victory.

Perhaps feeling a bit pumped up after getting Irving to lose his temper, Schröder, who is one of the key players in a Lakers team that is sliding down the standings, decided to punctuate his win over the mighty Utah Jazz by almost pilfering Brooklyn’s catchphrase that has epitomized the beginning of their Big Three era.

Schröder insisted that the Lakers will be “scary” when they return to full health, perhaps a shot at the Nets due to their “Scary Hours” slogan that has been the team’s rally cry since the Harden trade.

Schröder seems to think that the healthy Lakers will take down the healthy Nets, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

Dennis Schröder took a shot at James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets haven’t been able to unleash all three of their stars on the floor very often, as one of the three has usually been dealing with some sort of injury. The Nets have had some success when everyone is healthy, however, as they are 5-2 in games that all three of them have started together.

Schröder and the Lakers did manage to take them down without James or Davis when they matched up a week ago, but the Nets didn’t have Harden, Kevin Durant was on a minutes restriction, and Irving was ejected in the middle of the game. That matchup taught us nothing about either one of those teams.

As good as Schröder is, he didn’t face the Nets at full strength, and his opinion of the club might be a bit different if he ended up having to see the full wrath of Harden, Durant, and Irving unleashed upon him. Brooklyn will just have to bide their time in the interim.

The Lakers are poised for a deep title run, but to suggest they are miles ahead of the Nets, all the while co-opting their own little slogan, is simply ridiculous. The Lakers and Nets don’t have a ton of history between them, but it will be a bloodbath if they end up in the Finals against one another.