Nets fans jump the gun with ‘trade Kyrie’ trend after James Harden’s first game

All it took was one game from James Harden for Brooklyn Nets fans to get “trade Kyrie” trending on Twitter.

The dream trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving could be trimmed to a duo, according to Brooklyn Nets fans on Twitter.

“Trade Kyrie” was trending on Saturday night after Harden lit up Orlando in his impressive Brooklyn debut.

Why was it so easy for Nets fans to turn on Irving and embrace Harden?

Harden had 32 points, 14 assists, 12 rebounds, 4 steals and a block in his first 40 minutes of action since being traded from Houston. He and Durant got along swimmingly on the court, as the latter put up 42 points in the 122-115 victory.

Meanwhile, Irving missed his sixth game since leaving the team for “personal reasons” over a week ago. He missed Saturday’s game after being fined by the NBA for violating health and safety protocols by attending a party without a mask.

With James Harden balling out and Kyrie Irving absent, Nets fans want a trade

Call it an overreaction, but some Nets fans are ready to pull the plug on Irving before even seeing him take the court with Harden and Durant.

The reaction of opposing fans to the trend was immediate.

Some of the best reactions imagined how Kyrie might react to the trend.

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Others turned their sights on Russell Westbrook, who was traded to the Washington Wizards in December.

Truthfully, talk of trading Kyrie didn’t even wait until Harden’s debut on Saturday.

It was already on the minds of some.

The Nets play next on Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Maybe fans will get their chance to see Durant, Harden and Irving then. Will the “Trade Kyrie” trend get even bigger? Or will a “Keep Kyrie” trend emerge?

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