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NBA: 'Nets in 4' could be the meme of the entire playoffs

Joshua Rogers May 19, 2021
NBA: 'Nets in 4' could be the meme of the entire playoffs
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NBA fans are boldly predicting ‘Nets in 4′ ahead of the Brooklyn Nets’ first round playoff match against the Boston Celtics. Such is the strength of the Nets this year, ‘Nets in 4’ could be a common theme until the NBA Finals.

The NBA playoffs are right around the corner, with a whole host of teams looking to book their place in the Finals in July.

The West, as ever, is loaded, with the defending champion Lakers looking to go back-to-back despite a tumultuous year.

In the East, the 76ers might have secured the no.1 seed, but it’s the Brooklyn Nets who are on everybody’s lips.

The trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving are many people’s favourites for the title this year, with a ‘Nets in 4’ meme already doing the rounds on social media.

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Until Tuesday night, the Nets were unsure of their first round matchup, with the Boston Celtics taking on the Wizards in the play-in tournament.

Behind Jason Tatum’s 50 point game in a 118-110 win, we now know the no.7 Celtics will take on the no.2 Nets in the first round.

The first game between the Nets and Celtics will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at Barclays Centre.

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‘Nets in 4’ meme

Such is the strength of the Brooklyn roster this year, many people are backing them to go all the way.

As people try to talk up the matchup between the Celtics and the Nets, some fans have been quick to shut down any talks of a competitive series by simply saying, ‘Nets in 4’.

A prediction of a clean sweep for the Nets may be a familiar theme running throughout the playoffs this year, and people have already started getting them in early.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.