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Australian star Ben Simmons’ first game with the Brooklyn Nets

The Nets were already a team that captured the imagination through the fascinating plot lines surrounding superstar pairing Kevin Durant and the Melbourne-born Kyrie Irving. Just how could coach Steve Nash get the group singing from the same hymn book after an off-season in which Durant reportedly made an ultimatum – to be traded, or have Nash and New Zealand-born GM Sean Marks fired?

Australian Boomers icon Patty Mills, an integral part of the Nets’ rotation, has a reputation as one of the best chemistry-building players anywhere in the NBA. But even he couldn’t fix the problems that beset the Nets last season, and that continue to be an issue after just the first game of a whole new 82-game campaign.

Simmons and fellow Melbourne-born guard Kyrie Irving try to shut down Pelicans sharpshooter CJ McCollum.Credit:AP

It defies logic that Nash, a two-time NBA MVP from his time as the…

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