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.


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.

Mark Everett Kelly, formerly of ESPN, Mark Everett is a 2-time Emmy Winner that had to retire from ESPN in 2008 due to side effects of cancer treatment. Since then Mark has been active as a Public Speaker, Author and Blogger. He is a Sports History Expert and his speeches inspire many who fight daily setbacks to pursue their goals. Mark occassionally writes for ESNY. He is the author of "My Scars Tell A Story" which highlights his endless battle fighting the side effects of cancer treatment. He also blogs on his website, ckmagicsports.com about "Living As A Cancer Survivor". Mark also does not hide that he has a personal relationship with Jesus. He despises judgemental people and his speeches encourage and speak up for those who can't speak for themselves.