Irving Dane, owner of Brooklyn, says NBA players are difficult to manage
- on May 13, 2023
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai expressed the difficulty of managing an NBA team.
At the BEYONG Expo 2023 Technology Conference held in Macau on the 11th (Korean time), owner Chai said, “Believe me, I’m managing a basketball team and basketball players are very difficult to manage. If you’re in Hollywood, it’s very difficult to manage people.” said.
Owner Cai, who is also the vice chairman of the Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group, bought a 51% stake in Brooklyn in 2018 and became the owner.
Tsai, who became the owner of Brooklyn, immediately took an unstoppable move. In the summer of 2019, it hit the jackpot by signing스포츠토토 free agents Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. By building a team with underrated players such as D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie at the time, Brooklyn, which was called the dark horse in the NBA, recruited a superstar and quickly became a candidate for the championship.
Owner Chai’s move did not end here. In January 2021, it hit the jackpot by recruiting James Harden, who requested a trade from the original team Houston Rockets. As a result, Brooklyn formed the Big 3 of Irving, Harden, and Durant, and was said to be the most dominant team in the NBA and the greatest super team of all time.
What caught Brooklyn’s ankle like this was an injury. In the playoffs, Harden suffered a hamstring injury and Irving suffered an ankle injury due to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rough foul. In the end, Brooklyn, which was topped by Durant alone, will be eliminated in the second round of the Eastern Conference.
Up until this point, the road ahead for Brooklyn looked bright. The problem arose the following season. The following season, Harden, dissatisfied with Irving’s refusal to be vaccinated and not playing, left the team asking for a trade. Irving returned in the second half, but was eliminated in a 4-0 loss to the Boston Celtics in the playoffs, and both Irving and Durant wanted to leave the team after the season.
In the end, both Irving and Durant moved to the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, respectively, at the trade deadline this season, disbanding Brooklyn’s big three.
From the perspective of owner Chai, it must have been heaven and hell. Even though they formed the best Big 3, there was constant noise due to injuries and other reasons. Even if the owner of Tsai is fed up with managing the basketball team, there is nothing to say.
Among them, it is estimated that Irving’s move was the most troublesome. Irving refused to be vaccinated and did not play, which made Harden want to leave the team. In addition to this, Durant also fell out of love with the team. Rather than leaving Irving with the team, he also wanted to leave.
Brooklyn is currently undergoing a rebuilding centered on Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson, leaving Durant and Irving. Although the value of the name has decreased compared to the Big 3 days, it is evaluated that the team itself has become much more sticky.