Posted January 30, 2013

Reggie Evans dismisses Heat’s title: ‘That was a lockout season’

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Reggie Evans said beating the Heat doesn't mean anything because their title came during a lockout season. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Reggie Evans said beating the Heat doesn’t mean anything because their title came during a lockout season. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Reggie Evans agrees with Phil Jackson’s school of thought when it comes to winning titles during lockout seasons.

Jackson said following the San Antonio Spurs’ 1999 NBA Finals win over the New York Knicks that their title should have an asterisk next to it because it happened during a lockout season, and called their run an “aberration.”

Evans, the Brooklyn Nets’ rebounding machine, echoed those sentiments Wednesday, hours before the Nets get ready to play the Miami Heat. In a report from Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Evans said that beating LeBron James and the Heat would not prove anything because their title took place at the end of a season that was cut short by nearly 20 games because of the lockout:

“It doesn’t prove nothing. That was a lockout season.”

Evans said that James is not unlike anyone else on the floor in that every player should command a double team, but added the key will be to stopping James in transition:

“Our team is defending the Miami Heat. If our team has to defend one person, LeBron isn’t going to score nothing. LeBron is no different from Joe Johnson or Andray Blatche. No different.People need help (on defense). Some people don’t need help. Everybody has to be double-teamed, it doesn’t matter who you are. You just have to stop LeBron in transition.”

The Nets lost to the Heat twice this season but Evans said the game on Wednesday night is still nothing personal or about revenge for him or the team and regardless of the outcome, they won’t even be thinking about this game in a few weeks from now:

“The way I look at it is we have to win in front of our fans because we’re playing them (at) home, not letting them down, no matter who we’re playing. It’s too early to be talking about that kind of stuff. Ten games from now you’re not going to thinking about this game.”

 

 

 


6 comments
rock13np
rock13np

reggie who??? lebron james i know. reggie who, never heard of that guy. but i noticed that after his smack talking, he scored an awesome "0" against miami heat in their game vs. the brooklyn nets. keep up the good work reggie who, that is, in trying to make yourself relevant! (not!)

RobertM
RobertM

The question is...and it is the only question really..do winners of championships think like him or not? Do people that win NBA championships think that winning a home game against the team that is leading in the conference standings in the current season, forget about the fact that the opponent happens to be the reigning league champion, does not now or in the near future matter in the scheme of things? I think not.

 

You would never hear anyone on the Heat say something like that or a player on the Lakers or a player on the Spurs regardless of the circumstances. And no everyone does not need to be double teamed and no Joe Johnson or whoever else on the entire Nets roster is anything like LBJ.   

 

This man should be tested by the league for possible banned substances. He clearly is under the influence of some chemical product that people should not consume outside of a doctors care and oversight.

 

Reefer madness for real man!

nyjayz
nyjayz

MIchael Jordan would have dropped at least 50 on the Nets after reading this comment.

Yeah I Said It So What?
Yeah I Said It So What?

Reggie Evans = Irrelevant

 

Reggie Evans =  Limited IQ

 

Reggie Evans = Zeeeeeeeroooo

toddkg77
toddkg77

Does Reggie Evans really think anyone gives a d@mn about what he thinks?  He is a role player that would barely see the floor if he played in Miami.  When he wins a championship then he can run his mouth.

Yeah I Said It So What?
Yeah I Said It So What?

 @toddkg77  @mn   Nobody BUT him thinks anyone gives a s#it about whatever crosses his limited, narrow mind.  Truth be told, Brooklyn sucks so bad even he gets a spot.