As the saying goes, “The NBA doesn’t begin until Christmas Day.”
The Warriors and Nets proved otherwise Tuesday night.
In the first marquee matchup of the 2021-2022 regular season, the 11-2 Golden State Warriors traveled to Brooklyn to play the 10-4 Nets, in a matchup of superstars and early-season MVP favorites.
It’s been nearly three years since Kevin Durant left The Bay Area, wanting to get away from the shadow of Steph Curry, a shadow that never was going to go away as long as Curry remained in Golden State. Much has been said about his departure, with a few petty shots taken along the way. Durant’s relationship with Curry, Draymond Green, and head coach Steve Kerr has been dissected in a number of ways.
Ultimately, it was simply