Originally Posted by Dreamers
Actually not true the NETS had a good attence when they wheren't the worst NBA team and moving. Most NBA teams are like that when they suck. We have just sucked more then most. When Kidd was here and we where making the POs they had an average attendence of 98% so the ability to draw fans is there. They also never had a great record at the time and Continental was also the worst area. There was nothing nice about that place. Wasn't until 04 when they announced they where moving the attence dropped every year. Kidd left and was no one even worth watching. I liked Harris but he was always injured. Even when Coleman was the big draw they had an OK attence in the 90s. We actually went to see Coleman?
It is hard to root for a team that has a new best player every year and is obviously not trying to get better. Jefferson and Harris where our best players we parted with them both. They spent a bunch of draft picks and a good prospect to rent Williams in a loosing season to boost attendence. It is obvious he is not coming back. Either they are clueless or just dont want to build a team. Philly had a better team and was last in attendce this year. For all the 6er fans out there whining about Igi I would kill to have that guy under contract. Should we move them too? Even the Knicks had some truble filling the stands in the Thomas era and they are one of the big 3 draws.
Maybe I'm just bind with anger here. I DO feel pissed on as a NETS fan and have ever sence 2004. Ratner can burn in hell as far as I'm concerned. That is really my only opinion on the matter.
Dirk is good but I have never been a big fan. I would take him over Wade easy. He is like a white Ewing. Great player but ugly as heck. I see why Knicks fans would relate. I used to like Amare but he can't stay healthy and didn't get it done with a very talented Suns team. Maybe Chis Paul but they totally made him look like a bad guy last year. Everyone keeps going Durant but he is still not there IMO. Right now I just dont see that guy, sorry.
I've been to plenty of Nets games throughout the years their attendance was abysmal. Even playoff games you'd see entire sections at Continental Arena (now IZOD) empty or close to empty. You sound like a dedicated Nets fan and you and that organization deserved better as a whole from the NJ area fanbase but it never materialized.
And the Nets have been good. Two NBA Finals appearances the last 10 years and several playoff appearances yet they still couldn't draw.
I'm just so sick and tired of Francesa wannabes obsessed with baseball and football making lame generalizations about the NBA. You don't sound like one of them but there are plenty in the NY/NJ area.
Anytime you mention the letters NBA together it's like a reflex "thug turds" "divas" "tatoos". Whatever. Last season was fantastic basketball with the Heat becoming the villain team everyone loves to hate and seeing a great owner with an even greater player beat them in the Finals. Knicks finally came back to respectability and are on the right track with Melo and Amare. Kobe got eliminated. 8th seed like the Grizzlies almost made it all the way to the championship.
I like the NBA. I'm sorry if that offends the Mike Francesa-esque sensibilities of Jets fans who supposedly hate him.