Joachim de Posada is a motivational speaker and a relative of the Yankees' Jorge Posada. So, why not bring him in to talk about mind over matter, tuning out pain? Everything was fine until Posada thrust a needle into his cheek. He was asked to stop. "My reaction was like, 'What's up with that?''' said Chris Douglas-Roberts. Brook Lopez has had enough pain this year. "They've taken sharp objects away from me."
- Nets notes: Team has visit from motivational speaker - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Needling little motivation - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- The Nets can't even do motivational speakers right - Mike Prada - SB Nation