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Did Kevin Durant really believe that the Nets would not beat the Boston Celtics in the 2022 playoffs?

In an odd twist, the Brooklyn Nets losing to the Boston Celtics may not have been as much a surprise to a few as one might think. At the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, the Nets were presumptive favorites to win the title, and when they added James Harden midseason, things were looking up.

And while the Harden experiment did not go well and the vaccination status of Kyrie Irving compounded by injury to Kevin Durant threw a wrench in the regular season expectations, there was still optimism ahead of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. Then, the Nets collided with a white-hot Celtics that had morphed into the most dangerous team in the league midway through the season unexpectedly.

However, in a recent interview discussed on the Fox show “Undisputed,” it seems former Net and friend of KD Mike James heard from Durant himself that he did not expect to beat Boston.

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