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Nets fans confidence is low as they face a very important game vs. LeBron and the Lakers

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The Brooklyn Nets are in bad shape. How bad?

Yikes.

But how do the fans really feel about the shape of these Nets?

According the the SB Nation FanPulse surveys, 20% of fans “aren’t confident” in the direction of this team, while 55% of fans give the Nets a C grade at the mid-way mark, with 20% giving them a D, and just 25% giving them a B. No votes for an “A.”

This isn’t quite a season low, in terms of fan confidence, but the results were trending toward 100% confident just after the Nets announced Kyrie Irving was returning from injury. That, of course, has dipped nearly 20% over the last week.

LeBron James and the Lakers are in town on Thursday in what is a very important game for Kyrie Irving and the Nets. You can purchase tickets here to go see it in person.

Why is it important? Because the Nets need a statement win, and beating the Lakers at 34-9 is just the kind of statement this team needs to make.

Sure, beating the Pistons on the road on Saturday would be nice, but that’s also a game the Nets are supposed to win. Beating the Knicks on the road on Sunday? Cool. But meaningless.

The Nets - and more so Kyrie Irving - need to make a statement on Thursday. Win a game you aren’t “supposed to win.” That’s what the Nets need; that’s what the fans want.

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