robillionaire wrote: Godsplan wrote: BKlutch wrote:
So far, the Nets aren't that interesting. They've shown only glimpses of being a good team. Their websites love to attack the Knicks and Knicks fans, yet KD thinks he can avoid the spotlight by playing in Brooklyn instead of in Manhattan. Funny, but the NY tabloids also write about Brooklyn, and they will stir things up just to get clicks if the Nets aren't creating an exciting story with their play next season. Or maybe even if they are exciting to watch, they'll still get that treatment.
New York media, and New York in general doesn’t care about us the way they do y’all. KD and Kyrie will make for great tabloids but ultimately whatever the Knicks do this next season will be the headlines as far as NY media is concerned. Media will only start caring for the nets if they make a deep playoff run. Other than that we fly under the radar while y’all take the attention. Be it good or bad.. I don’t think that’s solely what KD was referring to though. Everything with the Knicks is usually a spectacle and high demands From fans for a team who’s been a utter disaster for 20 years. Too many expectations are out on players to “save an organization” who really needs to be saved from James Dolan. A part of why Carmelo’s image started to go downhill..started with the ending of his Knicks tenure. KD left a already great team in OKC, to play with another. Wouldn’t make much sense to go to the Knicks, who have yet to prove they could create a real contender and many knick fans(I’m from Ny) are still embracing a tank, compared to the us where Sean Marks pulled us out the gutter and got us a playoff team.
This isn’t a Knicks diss either as it’s putting things into context. Always a negative spectacle over there and it starts with Dolan. No one person is gonna take that team to the promise land. The front office has to get it correct. Untill then it just didn’t make sense for a star to go over there. We aren’t perfect either but we try..Sometimes that’s all it really takes us to show “glimpses”. Same thing with the Clippers, who are a little brother like we are. KD not a MSG kind of guy either. He’s more laid back/Nets vibe. Lebron personality is more Manhattan/Mecca kind of thing
I mean the nets had also yet to prove they could create a real contender either and he still went there. the season before he went there they went 42-40 in the east and rolled by philly and then this year they were sub .500. that's not contending. plus they got rid of d'lo and now also atkinson who had a big hand in that development.
but look at it like this, had they went to the knicks and kyrie stayed injured most the year and the knicks sub .500 he and kd would have been getting nothing but negative attention all year so at least he went somewhere he could rehab in peace without anybody caring
the best thing that could ever happen to us would be the media starting to just cover the nets and ignore the knicks
Thats the thing though. We made the playoffs, and proved that we have promise to be a contender with all the right pieces. Even this year. We dealt with injuries all year and our 6th man(Spencer) kept us in the playoff picture. The 3rd/4th best guy on our team Kept us in the running. That kind of stuff matters and shows how we have grown, which is why we gained positive attention. We showed promise as a team that didn’t have our draft picks most of the decade, in a city that doesn’t care about us, our front office turned it around. Superstars look at stuff like that. Remember we were 8-18 last season and flipped the script. Same with the clippers, warriors And KD dismantled them Last year but they showed enough promise. Kawhi admitted that’s one of the things that drawn him to the Clips. There’s a lot of reasons why net fans wanted Kenny gone long before they actually got him out of there but this isn’t the place for that. Also, the coaching situation with the Knicks was also a headscratcher with Fizdale.
Nonetheless. I hope the Knicks get good again, the last dance reminded me that teams like the Knicks, Bulls and Pistons need to be great again and hopefully Thibbs and new management gets you guys there, but it’s not hard to see why KD chose Brooklyn last year. NY is still a big market place. Lots of players want to be in our city but too much noise surrounds the Knicks. Nets offered a better alternative and front office for someone who wants to win and have the pieces to do it. Will our championship ever be beloved like a Knicks championship would be?? No, but we never won **** anyway so we wouldn’t care
Btw the media will never care about the nets the way they do the Knicks and honestly y’all can have it. I could live without stupid NY think pieces on the Nets.