Brooklyn Nets’ 2021-22 hype video will have you ready for battle

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets have been through one of the most chaotic offseasons of any team in the league. Despite the fact that this offseason began in encouraging fashion after the return of LaMarcus Aldridge, the selection of players like Cam Thomas in the NBA Draft, and the extension of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving has thrown everything out of whack.

Irving is in line to sit the entire season out, as he refuses to comply with New York City’s vaccine mandate. If he does not get the COVID-19 shot, he stands to cost himself a ton of money while impacting Brooklyn’s chances of competing for a championship.

Despite such a negative situation being dropped into Brooklyn’s lap, this team should still be considered one of the favorites to take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

With Durant and James Harden back in the fold, it won’t be hard for even the most casual of Nets fans to get hyped up for this season.

Brooklyn will begin the season against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, who are widely regarded as Brooklyn’s chief rival when it comes to deciding who will rule the roost in the Eastern Conference. The Nets’ Twitter account did their part to get fans excited for 2021-22.

The Nets’ account posted a hype video that showed how intertwined this team is with the local community around them in Brooklyn. The Nets moved to Brooklyn with the intent of building a team this community would be proud of, and they are well on their way to accomplishing that goal.

This Brooklyn Nets hype video will get you amped for the season.

Even if you take Irving out of the equation, the combination of Durant and James Harden gives Brooklyn arguably the best offensive duo in the game. Those two alone are enough to push Brooklyn into the Finals conversation, and Irving could really put them over the top.

The Nets’ offensive fireworks don’t end with those two, as the likes of Blake Griffin and Joe Harris will return from last year’s team ready to do some damage after some underwhelming postseason performances. Nicolas Claxton is back in all of his positionless glory on the defensive side.

New acquisitions are littering this roster. Brooklyn got younger by using first-round picks on Cam Thomas and Day’Ron Sharpe, but they counteracted that by signing some greybeards in Paul Millsap and LaMarcus Aldridge. The combination of that youthful exuberance and wise experience might be able to help them overcome some of their toughest rivals.

After a chaotic first season on the job that featured a parade of injuries and issues defending the rim, Steve Nash should be more equipped to handle the trials and tribulations of the NBA. With the “rookie coach” label gone, Nash could use what he learned last season to keep Brooklyn in the title hunt.

It remains to be seen if the Nets are able to win a championship, especially if No. 11 continues to be stubborn and miss games, but this team will still be the marquee offensive attraction in this league.

After years of watching the likes of Quincy Acy, Donald Sloan, and Tyler Zeller, Brooklyn has its sights set on a championship. With the franchise in the doldrums of mediocrity just a half-decade ago, fans should be very appreciative of how far this crew has come in such a short amount of time.

The Nets have two of the best scorers in the game, enough frontcourt depth to prevent a repeat of their poor performances in the paint last year, and more experience on the bench. Making the Finals should surprise absolutely no one.