The NBA season 2018-2019 is about to start, and three of the most talented players in the league, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden seem to be ready to have another big season in their careers.
“NBA on TNT” posted a video on their Twitter account with highlights of the three All-Stars practicing at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, along with various Heat players. Of course, this video led to some speculations by the fans in the comments sections that the president of the team, Pat Riley, might be “cooking up” something with these players — KD and Kyrie will be free agents next summer — which sounds ridiculous to happen at this point, but who knows? Anything can happen in the current NBA era.
However, is good to see an Irving fully recovered with his stunning handles, a James Harden ready to defend his MVP title, and a KD who seems to keep improving his game every year despite how crazy that sounds.
Kyrie Irving will be playing his second season with the Boston Celtics, who are the favorite team to win the Eastern Conference now that Lebron went to the west. Although, actually they would’ve been the favorites with James in the East anyway now that Hayward and Kyrie are back playing along with a young talented squad who reached the seventh game of the East Conference Finals last season. According to Bovada, the former Cavaliers player is at the bottom of the top 10 candidates to win MVP in the 2018-2019, though he might be aiming for the MVP Finals award which is more likely for him to win this year.
James Harden had an incredible season last season averaging 30.4 points and 8.8 assists per game, which earned him the MVP. Now, he needs to prove that he is good enough to beat one of the best dynasties in the history of the game, the Golden State Warriors, a team that “The Beard” has been unable to beat in the playoffs since he joined the Rockets. Perhaps this would be the year as long as Chris Paul remains healthy.
Regarding KD, he is always improving different aspects of his game which has earned him the title of second-best player in the world with no doubt. Nevertheless, there’s not much the back-to-back Finals MVP can do to compete against Lebron for the first place as long as he plays alongside other future Hall of Famers like Curry, Thompson, and Green. But that should be perfectly ok for him because they are building a dynasty which could end up being the best of all times.