The loss was frustrating, with what sure looked like blown calls and some mystifying on-court combinations. For whatever reason, six rotation players gave beat writers the cold shoulder Sunday night, leaving the locker room before the media was permitted inside.
According to reports, Brook Lopez, Andray Blatche, MarShon Brooks, C.J. Watson, Keith Bogans, and Gerald Wallace did not make themselves available to reporters. Only Deron Williams and Reggie Evans spoke afterwards.
Rod Boone called the locker room as "barren as the Sahara," describing the scene this way...
The general manager escorted the All-Star center who didn't play a single minute in the fourth quarter out of the locker room and to the loading dock.
A few others quickly trickled out behind Billy King and Brook Lopez, scurrying away so they wouldn't have to discuss how things went down in the closing minutes, apparently afraid of getting themselves in trouble for trashing the officiating.
In post game tweets, he and other beat reporters expressed their own frustration.
Want to know how most of #Nets feel about the loss? You won't find out tonight. Basically entire locker room has cleared out.— Rod Boone (@rodboone) February 25, 2013
Andray Blatche left without speaking to reporters. Blatche said "I'll be right back" then walked directly out of the locker room. #Nets— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) February 25, 2013
For the record, Andray Blatche blows off his media responsibilities more than any athlete I've encountered not named Thierry Henry.— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) February 25, 2013
Brook leaves without talking #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) February 25, 2013
Disgraceful from nets in locker room marshon wallace lopez blatche bogans watson all no shows for media availability..kudos to deron evans— Greg Hrinya (@GHrinyaNets) February 25, 2013
@netsdaily Billy King walked Brook Lopez out of the locker room himself. Believe Blatche was with him, too.— devin kharpertian (@uuords) February 25, 2013
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