The last time the Brooklyn Nets (then New Jersey) traded a star to the Dallas Mavericks, it ended in the Texas team's championship.
So, it was Jason Kidd (who today coaches the team) who, together with Dirk Nowitzki, the legendary European of the Mavericks in those days, led the franchise to the first NBA championship in history.
On paper, the transition of Kyrie Irving, who also leaves the Nets and joins the biggest European star of today - Luka Doncic, may end in the team's second championship from the West.
In terms of talent, Dallas now has the best back line in the league, and Luca, who is having a record season, finally got the superstar he needs next to him.
If it succeeds, there is no team in the West that can stop the Mavericks.
In the betting agencies, the chances of Dallas winning the championship increased after the trade from 1900 to 1400 (a meteoric rise).
Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki.
Do it together, photo: AFP
Kyrie grabbed far too many headlines in the last year, and it wasn't because of his abilities on the floor (and they are amazing).
This time, it was a social media post in which he expressed support for an anti-Semitic movie, but throughout his long NBA career, Irving has already proven to us that no matter what, he will find a way to get involved.
One time it was because he refused to get vaccinated against the corona virus, another time it was because of his low mood or some injury or another, but the bottom line is that he and Kevin Durant only played 74 games together in Brooklyn.
And that's how you can't take a championship.
Dallas will need Kyrie's head in place first.
Before any analysis or professional interpretation of one kind or another, she needs him to concentrate on basketball, which is a very difficult task when it comes to the controversial center.
In the United States it was reported last night that Irving is "very enthusiastic" about the move to Dallas and the option to play with Luka Doncic.
They he will remain "enthusiastic" it is likely that everyone will be satisfied.
When Irving is at his peak, he is a championship player (ask LeBron).
With all due respect to the giant James, for the basket that brought Cleveland a historic championship in Game 7 against Golden State in 2016, the point guard is signed.
On the other hand, if he is busy with other things, he can destroy a team that has everything it needs (ask Durant).
In July 2019, when he and KD joined Brooklyn, it seemed like the perfect franchise.
But with his departure - the biggest achievement of the Nets in the last four seasons is reaching the semi-finals in the Eastern Conference.
A failure that no one imagined.
Luca vs. Kyrie.
From now on together, photo: USA TODAY Sports
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