LeBron James Calls out Brooklyn Nets
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.
Most 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.