The Importance of Good Vibes
As contending teams crumble around them, the Blazers have already done the hard part.
I've been thinking for a few days about whether I even wanted to write about what's going on in Brooklyn with Kyrie Irving, and I've decided I don't really have much to say about him that everyone else hasn't already said. As soon as he started talking about the earth being flat and then saying he just said that to make people think, this was always where it was going to end up. The phrase "do your own research" never ends well.
The Nets are a disaster for plenty of other reasons than their anti-vaxxer star point guard sharing Alex Jones videos and links to films with antisemitic claims. They can't defend anyone; Ben Simmons is a shell of himself physically; Kevin Durant is back after a summer of demanding to either be traded or have the general manager and coach fired; and now, said coach has been fired and appears ready to be replaced by a coach currently facing a year-long suspension for an inappropriate relationship with an employee of the team he's currently employed by. Things are just going great all around.
The Nets are the biggest and most high-profile dumpster fire, but they're far from the only team thought before the season to have title aspirations that currently has terrible vibes.