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Disrespected Nets respond to Jalen Rose

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If you pay even the slightest bit of attention to the Brooklyn Nets, you’ll notice there’s a feeling of cohesiveness and chemistry among the group despite all the losing. It’s something they take pride in as they try to change the culture and shift the narrative on the organization.

It’s been the hot topic for Nets nation the past couple of days: Jalen Rose’s comments on ESPN’s “Get Up,” when he said... “I promise you, the Nets —they play right here in Brooklyn— Those players are not exchanging texts with each other this offseason.”

The worst part might be the fact that he said it while IN Brooklyn!

That didn’t go over so well with Nets players, who had a team BBQ at Jeremy Lin’s place just a week before. The same team that went to Los Angeles for ‘team bonding’ trip the week before.

First it was Jeremy Lin...

Then, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson...

Next, Quincy Acy...

... Spencer Dinwiddie let somebody else do the talking for him

Finally, Allen Crabbe courtesy of TMZ...

“I don’t know where he got that from. I feel like our team’s pretty cool. We all hang out together.”

DeMarre Carroll tweeted something, but deleted shortly after.

Rose finally acknowledged the team’s cohesiveness Wednesday, responding to Lin’s tweet...

Unfortunately the media continues to disrespect the Nets with takes that are blatantly uninformed and opinionated. In this case it was Jalen Rose. It doesn’t make him a bad guy or even bad at what he does. Others have said far worse.

But if you’re going to speak on a team and say something disrespectful like that, you’d ought to do the slightest bit of research on the subject. But hey, at least he didn’t call them the New Jersey Nets (although he was awfully close.)