I'm both a Nets & Manchester United fanatic, so on a daily basis I search the web for anything remotely related to these teams, and as most would fine "outside of this site" the Nets are getting trashed. Now I'm not totally biased when it comes to my teams, but some of the things being said are beyond Nonsensical! To the point where I was forced to comment on this fool Henry Abbott ( something I swore I would never do outside of this site) in regards to some idiotic statements made on truehoop. Now I would expect blatant homerism from fans, but to read, time and time again what these writers who are getting paid to produce a somewhat educated and unbiased opinion is quite frustrating. It's funny because when a storied franchise like the Lakers did it last year, the title was given to them before media day - but BK puts together a well constructed team, a team leaps and bounds (Talent & Depth) on last year's Lakers; we hear about everything that's going to go wrong in Brooklyn, admittedly, we are being judge on that team's season, but I don't have to explain to you all why that comparison is flawed. It takes pure ignorance to not see how fundamentally different these two teams are. ESPN ranks us 3rd on team turmoil, I can only assume that's based on the fact that KG, Jet, Ak47, PP and BLO are selfish, me-first individuals whose only focus is the next big contract. Because unlike the Spurs or Boston of prior seasons, we need 66 wins and 1st place in the conference to not combust, we lack the Champion pedigree and talent to go into the the playoffs as a 5th seed and make a deep run, only a young non-scoring team like Indiana can be a 4th seed and be a win away from the finials (believe me, there's not a team in the league that wants to see us come post-season, including Miami, regardless of seeding!) In every other column I read; out of respect for KG & PP they don't have us in the lottery, apparently we've bankrupt our future for a two year window with ABSOLUTELY no chance of getting better.... Where did I hear that latter part before?? Oh! Right! Last season! Because after two years when KG and PP are gone, MP(my favorite superhero BTW) is gonna turn into the old Donald Sterling, but I digress... So I get fed up of ESPN and decide to go over to NBA.com (where I hoped writers would be a little more objective) and saw an article on who's better Ind. vs BK - I figure that should be interesting, at worst a draw on opinions - well if memory serves me correctly, out of 7-10 writers, I believe 1 had us doing better ( well I think he did) Ind was tagged as a younger better version of us. They've got greats like Copeland, Cj and Scola coming off the bench.....And is it confirmed that Granger is willing to come off the bench? Because they've got him as 6th man of the year. You can't blame the writers though, they're basing thes assumptions on the facts they have; for instance didn't Indy win the season series against us last year.....ammm? Well they must have had a better record than us....Right? Hmmm. We have the better Pg & C without a doubt! But because of last years playoffs. They're the closest thing Miami has to a rival. Finally! After reading all of this smut, and with a massive headache tow, It dawned on me.... we're exactly where we wanna be, Dwill and BLO don't get a pass for allowing Noah to Guarantee a game 7 victory on our court then let them get it, Paul & Kevin are indeed old, Joe fades within a game - let the league continue to keep that mentality about us, no one expects anything from the rookie Kidd, because as most of you already know, BK is the only team not allowed assistant coaches. We'll have doubters all year, we deserve them! But maybe.....just maybe, things go remotely right, in every championship run, certain things must go right for that team to win, I mean we just saw it in this last finals - Spurs won and lost the Championship in game 6, Miami needed that extra luck to go their way. So maybe we get lucky, I'll tell you this, I'm not sure what will be more satisfying, seeing Kidd ( The Captain & Now The Coach) lift that gold ball, or reading from the various "experts" how they saw it coming all along!
P.S. apparently we have the worst name in the league as well - you gotta love it!