Originally posted by JetsFanInSec124@Dec 21 2004, 08:09 PM
The Nets have fans? :blink:
I could've sworn that building is dead empty unless it's a playoff game.
With the prices to see a crappy NBA game, can you blame fans for showing up only to see a product worthy of being witnessed? I am a Nets fan, but I have had pretty much the same amount of passion for the team during my life (except when they make the playoffs)....very little. The reason? The NBA has sucked ever since Michael Jordan retired (the 2nd time from the Bulls), plain and simple. College Basektball has always been much more of a passion for me, especially now that I attend a school with a pretty good D-1A basketball program (UNC-Wilmington).
In any case, reverting back to the topic: I like the move, it has plenty of upside. If Carter gets hurt or doesnt produce, so be it, they will be in the same spot they are in now; a bottom feeder. If it works out? They are back in the playoffs and giving the fans more of a reason to watch the games. Sure they lose their frontcourt and 2 picks, but none of the players they lost are irreplacable, dumping Zo's contract was big in itself, and, of course, there is never any guarentee picks work out. I believe they still have 2 1st-rounders left, and ever since they let go of Kenyon Martin, there was an absolute need to fill the void with a playmaker who can give the team and its fan base a bit of a lift. If Carter works out, they most certainly will have gotten it.