With Harden in Brooklyn, Milwaukee Bucks may never get out of Eastern Conference

We live in the age of the superteam. And my neighbors up here in Wisconsin do not have a superteam in Milwaukee despite how much they would love to believe they do.

They learned that the hard way tonight in their 125-123 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. A true superteam.

They’ve got Kevin Durant. They’ve now got James Harden after his defection from Houston. And they’ll have Kyrie Irving back as soon as he returns from his maskless nature walk.

And the rest of the East, including the Bucks should be trembling. There might not be another team in the league outside of Los Angeles with the power that could compete with that.

Harden had 34. Durant had 30. Joe Harris had 20. Wow.

Giannis Antetokounmpo balled. And so did Kris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. Ringing up 34, 25, and 22 respectively. But it wasn’t enough.

But Milwaukee still has to solve the other teams in the East like the Miami Heat.

The path to the finals, which just a year ago, looked almost unobstructed.

Now it looks almost unreachable. And that’s not even the goal. The goal is a championship.

Let’s not overreact. There is still a lot of basketball to be played this year.

And you can’t for a second trust those personalities in Brooklyn. Durant, Harden, and Irving? Any of them could have a diva moment on any given night. Heck, some people believe Kyrie should retire (story HERE).

And then, there could be an opening.

But right now, at this moment, the Finals never looked so far away for the Bucks.

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