Whenever a new year rolls around, sporting publishers and pundits around the globe launch bold predictions for what lies ahead in the next 12 months.
Some prophecies are more brash than others, but at the present, this feels downright bonkers.
Going into 2023, Sports Illustrated’s Howard Beck believes things will fall apart at the Brooklyn Nets, forecasting Kyrie Irving to sign with the LA Lakers in free agency and Kevin Durant to reinitiate his trade demand.
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Yes, the same Nets who’ve been the form team if the NBA for well over a month, only on Thursday (all times AEDT) having their league-best 12-game winning streak snapped by the Chicago Bulls.
The same Nets who’ve gone 16-2 over their last 18 contests…