Re: why isnt brooklyn held to a higher standard?
Because its the Nets and no one truly gives a shit. Put them in Brooklyn and change the color on the uniform all you like, it's still the Nets.
They came into this season saying "ECFs or this season is a failure" and everyone pretty much snickered and stopped taking them serious right there, knowing full well they'd make the playoffs with what was basically a bought N paid for all-star team that would need a few years to put together a serious run.
But yeah, basically no one cares and Nets fans don't make tons of outlandish claims like the other NY team's fans.