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Josh Hart’s viral reaction to the Knicks-Nets trade

On Tuesday night, Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported that the Brooklyn Nets have traded Mikal Bridges to the New York Knicks.

Bridges is among the league’s best forwards and had spent the previous two seasons in Brooklyn.

He finished last year averaging 19.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from three-point range.

Via Charania: “The Nets have traded Mikal Bridges to the Knicks, sources say @ElAthletic@Stadium“.

Following news of the blockbuster deal, Josh Hart cited Charania’s post.

His post garnered more than 100,000 likes and five million impressions in less than 24 hours.

Hart wrote: “YO, WE FUCKING LIT”

Hart was Bridges’ teammate at Villanova for two seasons and they won the 2016 National Championship over UNC.

Additionally, Bridges was also a college teammate of Jalen Brunson and Donte DiVincenzo.

The four players likely have a lot of chemistry due to their extensive history.

Bridges also joins a Knicks team that is coming off an excellent season in which they were the second seed in the Eastern Conference with a 50-32 record.

They reached the second round of the NBA playoffs before losing to the Indiana Pacers (in seven games).

Mikal Bridges

March 23, 2024; New York, New York, United States; Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges (1) gestures after making a three-point shot in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

As for Hart, he has played part of two seasons in New York.

He finished the 2023-24 season with averages of 9.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game while shooting 43.4% from the field and 31.0% from three-point range.

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