John Celestand, who played for the Nets in the 2002 preseason, writes in ProBasketball News about how New Jersey still doesn't appreciate the Nets, even after their 14-game winning streak. For Celestand, the Nets are "like the really cute girl in the class who wore bad glasses. Everyone considered her to be a nerd, so you wouldn’t dare admit that you saw something in her nobody else saw." Instead, he says, "You just talked about the same girl that everyone else liked"...a/k/a the Knicks.
- New Jersey folks don't know what they're missing - John Celestand - Pro Basketball News