Shannon Sharpe was quick to remind Kyrie Irving of the claim he made last year regarding his finally having a teammate who could hit clutch shots.
Irving, who seemingly took a shot at LeBron James with the comment, asserted his teaming up with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn marked the first time he had a partner in crime whom he could rely on to hit the key shot in a late-game situation. Well, Durant had a chance to prove his teammate right after finding himself with a wide-open look following a missed three from Kyrie while down a single point with time expiring against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.
Durant was unable to nail a mid-range jumper that would have won the game, much to Sharpe’s amusement.
The Nets are 3-4 in their first seven games to start the season, so far failing to live up to the hype. Irving, though, has insisted he isn’t worried.
“It’s not going to be put together overnight, nor am I expecting it to, nor am I going to get frustrated over six games or however many games we’ve played,” the point guard said after the latest lost. “The object of this regular season is to continue to get better and to prepare for the 16 wins in the playoffs.”