Brooklyn Nets fans, beat writers get it on in debate over Carlesimo's rotations

Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Not exactly the Oxford Debate Union, this Twitter

Despite the fact that the Nets broke a two-game losing streak without Joe Johnson, despite the fact that Deron Williams is averaging 22.8 points and 8.4 assists and shooting 51.5 percent from three since the break, despite the fact that the Nets are one and a half games about of first in the Atlantic Division and despite the fact that the Nets are 20-10 under P.J. Carlesimo --and the Knicks are a .500 ball club over the same stretch, most fan comments on NetsDaily and on Twitter once again dealt with Carlesimo's rotations. Sunday, it was about Brook Lopez's absence in the fourth quarter. Tuesday, it is was about Mirza Teletovic not getting a chance to compete for minutes with Reggie Evans.

The comments eventually evolved into a debate with the Nets beat writers, who several fans accused of not asking the right questions of Carlesimo. The beat writers responded, en masse. The most contentious were with Stefan Bondy. Bondy suggested at one point that Teletovic is "somebody who can't play power forward in the NBA" and added at another, "the day I write a story about Mirza Teletovic is the day it's dead last on website."

Here's a (small) sampling of his tweets and those of the other beats. Some of it was edifying, but some was highly personal. It went on past 2 a.m.

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