The rich get richer in the NBA and the Brooklyn Nets are the perfect example. The Nets are overloaded with talent, having three NBA superstars playing at the peak of their basketball careers.
Starting forward Kevin Durant is a former MVP and has won two NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP with the Golden State Warriors. Durant is also a four-time scoring champion and is the youngest player in league history to lead the scoring category at 21 years and 197 days.
The Nets lineup also boasts of having 2018 MVP James Harden who topped the scoring charts for three straight years (2018-2020). Harden led the league in the 2018-2019 season by averaging 36.1 points, the seventh-highest single-season scoring mark in NBA history. The following season, he averaged 34.3 points, becoming only the third player (the other two are Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain) in NBA history to average 34 points in a season on multiple occasions.
The last member of the Brooklyn's Big Three is Kyrie Irving. The former No.1 draft pick and Rookie of the Year is a seven-time All-Star. He has made the All-NBA team three times in his career. He also has one championship title under his belt back in Cleveland with LeBron James.
During the off-season, the Nets re-signed six-time All-Star power forward Blake Griffin. Griffin inked with the Nets in early March and was a big help for the Big Three since they were also nursing their own injuries.
Averaging just over 21 minutes a game, Griffin contributed 10 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists while shooting 38.3 percent from deep for the Nets.
While Griffin is no longer the athletic dynamo he once was due to multiple injuries over the past few years, other facets of his game such as shooting and court sense still make him a valuable member since he is only there to support his fellow All-Stars.
The Nets also signed four-time All-Star Paul Millsap. While he is definitely at the twilight of his career at age 36, Millsap brings veteran experience and would be a perfect fit for the Nets' second unit.
As if they don't have enough star power and firepower, the Nets welcomed back another big name into their ranks.
Just a few days ago, seven-time All-Star center LaMarcus Aldridge was medically cleared to resume his NBA career. Aldridge played just five games with the Nets last season after he was bought out by his former team, the San Antonio Spurs. However, he was forced to retire after doctors discovered an irregular heartbeat. He signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Nets.
The Nets also have another former star in their lineup, center DeAndre Jordan. Jordan joined his friends Irving and Durant in the summer of 2019 but with the frontcourt already loaded, the Nets are seeking to buy him out. He still has under $20 million left in his contract.
Also playing for the Nets this season are Joe Harris, Bruce Brown, James Johnson, Nicolas Claxton and Patty Mills.
If they keep healthy, the Nets are once again favorites to win their very first NBA title.