Well, they're all saying the right things, but how soon before they follow through with action? After two games in Florida where they had their manhood tested, the Nets say it's time to be tough, avoid the reputation for being soft.
Terrence Williams, who took matters into his own hands Saturday, says it's time. Brook Lopez, who came out of the Orlando game with a black eye courtesy of Dwight Howard, says it's past due. So do Devin Harris and Anthony Morrow.
Problem is that it's been a while since the Nets had the reputation for being tough guys...and both the Heat and Magic seem to have taken the Nets for a bunch who won't fight back. That's not good for your rep or your record.
- Nets try to ditch 'soft' ball - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Avery Johnson wants to see more aggressive play from Brook Lopez - Stefan Bondy - New York Post
Nets vowing to play tough this season - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger