The Brooklyn Nets turned a potential disaster into a good one.

They convinced Kevin Durant to stay, didn't have to sack the coach, 

and would also have Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons on the court for the next season.

Except perhaps the Warriors, no team has enough depth and talent 

to keep up with them in the seven-match series. But we've heard this story before,

and it's been made clear that Pepper doesn't win the NBA championship.

That's why ESPN's Stephen A. Smith wants to see something real next season,

starting with Kyrie Irving, who has bailed on the Nets

multiple times since signing with him three years ago.