LeBron James Calls out Brooklyn Nets

1/31/13 in NBA   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

LeBron James has not been known to make statements that cause a flurry - oh wait. 

But on a serious not, the Brooklyn Nets were considered by most to have a legitimate shot at contending in the East after they re-tooled this offseason.  However, they got off to a slow start at 14-14 under head coach Avery Johnson who was then fired for underperformance. 

December 25, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson looks on during the fourth quarter of an NBA game against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY SportsMost within the NBA and anyone with a brain who follows it could clearly tell the Nets may have been doggin' it on Avery at points, which is a shame because Avery is a talented coach and a unique individual with a lot to teach young and undisciplined players. 

LeBron, following the Heats' 20-point thumping of the Nets on their home floor, decided he wanted to let the media and the NBA world know how he felt about it - which was a sigh of relief because I was hoping someone with an ounce of intelligence about the game would speak up about it:

"They’re playing like they want to play for their coach,” LeBron said on Wednesday before the Miami Heat beat the Nets in Brooklyn, “It sucks that Avery [Johnson] had to take the hit of them not wanting to play at a high level, but that’s how it looks to me. They haven’t changed their offense, they haven’t changed their defense. They’ve just picked up the intensity level, and you can tell they like to play for P.J. [Carlesimo].”

Lebron won't shy away from the truth anymore - he knows its just not worth it - but when you have the juevos to talk about another franchise like that, it shines a whole new light on your persona. 
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2/1/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Go poll the handful of Nets fans that do exist. I know a few of them and was told Avery was terrible with x's and o's, and never adjusted to anything. Does LeBron really watch every Nets game to determine his conclusion?