The Brooklyn Nets saw their 2021/22 NBA season finished on Monday night after the Boston Celtics completed the sweep behind yet another great performance from their star duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Even though they were deemed championship favorites at the start of the season, the Nets never found their touch, Kyrie was out for a lot of time due to his refusal to take the covid-19 vaccine, Kevin Durant dealt with some injuries and James Harden seemed disconnected from the team, which ultimately led to his exit via trade.
Ben Simmons also failed to make an impact on the team, as he didn't even play a single game in Brooklyn this year. In the end, the Nets finished the season without a playoff win, just like the Los Angeles Lakers, who couldn't even make it to the play-in tournament.
These two squads were labeled championship favorites before the start of the season and neither could do what their fans expected, creating debates for the wrong reasons now. Legion Hoops sparked a debate when they asked which team had the most disappointing season. NBA fans didn't hesitate to express their opinion, explaining why one or the other had the worse campaign.
This season started with high expectations for these two teams, but the NBA has proven that having a superteam doesn't mean you'll go all the way. The Lakers dealt with many issues, including injuries and the fact that Russell Westbrook wasn't a good fit with LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
As for the Nets, they also dealt with injuries, plus external factors that made everything harder for them. Regardless of which squad had the worse season, they disappointed their fans and have a lot of work to do this offseason if they aspire to turn things around.