NBA Playoffs 2014: Brooklyn Nets Blaming The Fans? Kevin Garnett And Paul Pierce Complain About Lethargic Supporters At Homecourt! Boston Celtics Return Imminent?
By Staff Writer | May 01, 2014 11:47 PM EDT
The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and the players are taking their intensity to the next level. The entire organizations of all 16 teams are in full support, even their fans.
Like Us on Facebook
Speaking of the fans, though, the Brooklyn Nets have had an aggressive fan base that was built to intimidate their team's opposition. That was not the case in the playoffs, though.
Earlier in the playoffs, the two veteran leaders of the team, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, who came from one of the strongest fan bases in the league in Boston, felt that the support was lacking.
Garnett told Newsday: "Could do better. I was expecting Brooklyn to be real hostile, New York style, knowing what it's like to come here as the opposition, so our crowd could do better. But they were there when [we needed them] and we fed off of them."
Deron Williams agreed: "Yeah, it was a little slow to start. Seven o'clock game on a Friday night in New York, that's tough. So hopefully it will be better come Sunday. But they definitely got into it, and when we started making our little run, the crowd took over."
Pierce and Garnett would continue their crowd bashing, but they were actually not alone. They lost Game 4 at home and eventually had to play a spirited rally to take Game 5 in Toronto but fell short.
Playoff veterans like Pierce, Garnett and even Deron Williams know that they're supposed to win even without crowd support and even on the road. But they were not the only one's complaining. From the NY Daily News:
"#Nets fans take note- this is what a playoff crowd sounds like..set your DVD and take notes #RAPTORSvNETS - LR," tweeted Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center senior reporter Lenn Robbins, who took over the club's official Twitter account during the second and third quarters of Game 5 of the series in Toronto Wednesday night.
Just before tipoff, Robbins tweeted from his personal Twitter account: "Welcome to Air Canada Centre for pivotal Game 5..got to give it to fans here..they've been louder, prouder, better #RAPTORSvNETS."
Paul Pierce will become a free agent this summer. It has already been rumored that he misses the atmosphere of Boston. Will he eventually end his career the same way it started-wearing the Irish Green?
© 2015 KpopStarz. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Tagged : NBA Playoffs 2014: Brooklyn Nets
Latest Photo Gallery
Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 04.27.15 | 01:08PM EDT
Despite big plans for 2015, Big Bang and 2NE1's contracts are set to expire next year. But not all is lost, according to YG Entertainment's founder Yang Hyun Suk.
With their debut seemingly pushed back time and again, YG Entertainment has confirmed that the size of the upcoming girl group has diminished from the initial stages.
Buzz 04.27.15 | 09:39AM EDT
Psy’s 'Gangnam Style' Honored As Most Viewed Video In YouTube History As Site Celebrates 10th Anniversary
“Gangnam Style” has 2.3 billion views, more than doubling the 1.1 billion views of the second place video, Justin Bieber's "Baby."
Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 04.27.15 | 07:21AM EDT
Big Bang, INFINITE's Kim Sungkyu, and Beast's Hyunseung are all looking to steal the show next month as they all plan major May album releases.