Colin Cowherd is clearly not a fan of the Brooklyn Nets and he didn’t miss his chance to diss the team on Wednesday, calling the Big 3 out for abandoning their prior teams to team up at the Barclays Center.
Cowherd is someone that makes bold takes and isn’t afraid of speaking his mind and we have another example here. The controversial analyst went off on the best three players on the roster and reminded everybody that they ‘bailed’ on their teams before joining the Nets.
“James Harden has played more games with the Rockets than with KD and Kyrie. 8 games in Houston versus 7 games, good luck with that chemistry in the playoffs.”
“What’s likable about this Nets team? First of all, they’re all ‘bailers’. Basically, James Harden quit on Houston – he bailed. Kyrie quit on LeBron and Brad Stevens.”
However, he said that he’s not against bailing but it’s different when you leave a bad situation, which wasn’t the case for any of these players.
“KD – I support leaving Westbrook…I got him leaving Westbrook. Leaving Golden State? Good God, that was the most supportive place he could have been in. The owner was sliding him into tech investments. The coach, the GM. Steph is the most selfless star alive.”
“And I’m a supporter of bailing. Anthony Davis and New Orleans – I got it, it was time. LeBron twice in Cleveland, I get it, go. But these guys bailed pretty good situations.”
Well, Cowherd is known for being a LeBron defender and it’s not clear if this take has something to do with that. Kevin Durant had a rough end to his tenure in Golden State with injuries and controversies.
Kyrie Irving didn’t mesh well with his teammates in Boston and he wanted to play without LeBron’s shadow and James Harden didn’t believe the Houston Rockets were good enough to compete in the West and if you see how they’re playing right now, it’s hard to disagree with the beard.
Perhaps KD was in the best position to continue with the Warriors and keep dominating in the West but things can change really fast in the league. They all wanted a new challenge, they know each other and so far, they’ve played well together, although they haven’t shared the court for at least 10 games.