After recent comments by ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, the Brooklyn Nets came together as a team. Despite a down season, they showed that winning isn’t always the recipe for happiness and team chemistry.
During an interview on Tuesday, ESPN analyst Jalen Rose was commenting on how Cassius Marsh stated that he hated playing for the New England Patriots under Bill Belichick. Rose continued saying that playing on losing teams is not fun for anyone. Rose specifically mentioned the Brooklyn Nets and how they aren’t sending texts messages to each other during this offseason after finishing with a 28-54 record and 12th in the Eastern Conference.
However, in a wonderful sense of team unity and brotherly love, the Nets fired back at Rose. Jeremy Lin, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Spencer Dinwiddie each had something to say about Rose’s comments.
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) May 29, 2018
— R.HollisJefferson (@IAmCHAP24) May 29, 2018
You said it, not me. https://t.co/UtRxOZUOgx
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) May 29, 2018
Love it. I stand corrected on this example. Any extra ribs?? https://t.co/O1AsvSNqdk
— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) May 30, 2018
Controversial comments are nothing new for Rose who has a habit of speaking his mind despite the response that they might cause.
Rose was part of the “Fab Five” of Michigan that went to consecutive NCAA Championship Games in 1992-93. Rose acknowledged in the discussion on ESPN’s “Get Up” that he had the most fun playing in college and not as a professional.
While the Nets prepare for the upcoming season, it is nice to be reminded that professional sports are not always completely about winning and losing.