There are no ifs in sports. Kyrie Irving is still suffering from the results of two years ago.
Irving mentioned the second round of the 2021 Eastern Conference playoffs on his SNS on the 26th (hereinafter Korean time). He revealed, “It’s one of the most disappointing and painful moments of my life. If I hadn’t been hurt in that series, the Brooklyn Nets would have been the Finals champions. There’s no doubt about that.”
At the time, the Brooklyn and Milwaukee series was a close match that would go down in NBA history. Until Game 3, Brooklyn led with 2 wins and 1 loss.
A variable occurred in the 4th game. Irving injured his right ankle during the game. Irving was out for the season, and the series was turned upside down. After a bloody battle that lasted until Game 7, Milwaukee overcame Brooklyn with 4 wins and 3 losses.
Milwaukee, who had revived as a knight, was on a winning streak. They defeated Atlanta in the Eastern Finals and defeated the Western champion Phoenix Suns in the Finals. It was the moment when he stood tall at the top of the NBA 50 years after 1971.
The 2021 series with Milwaukee was the last playoffs with Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden in Brooklyn uniforms. Less than two years later, all three players left Brooklyn in trades. Harden went to the Philadelphia 76ers, Durant to the Phoenix, and Irving to the Dallas Mavericks.
Brooklyn’s plan,먹튀검증 which was called a super team and was called a strong championship candidate, failed. Irving, who went to Dallas after requesting a last-minute trade this season, did not even make it to the playoffs.