Brooklyn Nets ‘P***thirsty’ conducts locker room investigation after Saturday’s fourth straight loss to Indiana Pacers, with star man Kevin Durant furious after ‘shitty night’
- The Nets are 1-5 after a 125-116 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
- Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons squared off after the last loss
- Coach Steve Kerr also had some harsh words, calling the result “a disaster.”
- The Nets team conducted locker room research to try to spark an improvement in form.
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The Brooklyn Nets team conducted a players-only locker room investigation Saturday night after suffering a fourth straight loss in a 125-116 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Nets coach Steve Nash and star players Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons spoke candidly about the state of the team after the latest loss that leaves them with a 1-5 record.
According to ESPNNash was late for his postgame news conference due to the meeting and the Nets’ locker room “was closed long after Nash’s conference was over.”
Kevin Durant says the Brooklyn Nets are ‘mad’ about their dismal start to the NBA season
The Nets were beaten 125-116 by the Indiana Pacers on Saturday and are 1-5 on the season.
But it was Durant who sounded most upset after the latest loss.
It was a horrible night,’ he said. “Excuse my language, it was a bad night. We are pissed off. We enjoyed basketball.
“However, we like to win, so of course when we lose games there will be a gloomy atmosphere in the locker room.” But it will change once we start playing good basketball. We have a lot of basketball to play ahead of us.’
Coach Nash, meanwhile, called the loss “a disaster.”
‘How else do you say it? I did not see the will, I did not see the desire, nor the necessary connectivity to get stops and get rebounds.
“We just have to make a bigger commitment and it has to mean more and matter to us more.
‘We have to look deeply. Deep within ourselves and what we want to do. What are we trying to achieve? Do we want to give this up because it was hard at first or do we want to stay the course and start building something?’
Under pressure, coach Steve Kerr called the latest loss a “disaster” for the Nets team.
Ben Simmons said the Nets ‘hold each other accountable’ as they try to salvage the season
Ben Simmons, meanwhile, declined to comment on what the team discussed but underscored his belief that the Nets will rediscover their form soon.
“He was honest,” the Australian said. We had a conversation. Obviously, I’m not going to talk about it, but he was honest.
That’s what winning teams do. Hold each other accountable, be able to be open and talk to your teammates, and respect that and be men.’
The Nets play the Pacers again on Monday night at Barclays Center. In addition to the lack of form, another star man in Kyrie Irving has been caught up in a row of anti-Semitism.
He got into a verbal dispute with a reporter over a controversial tweet of his, which contained links to a movie based on a book that “contained anti-Semitic misinformation.”
The guard drew attention earlier this week for advertising the 2018 film “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America” on social media with a link to his Amazon page.
Magazine Rolling Stone has labeled the book of the same name, published in 2015, on which the film is based as “venomously anti-Semitic”.
Kyrie Irving was embroiled in a verbal dispute with a report about his controversial tweet
The publication noted that Ronald Dalton Jr.’s book comments that ‘many high-ranking famous Jews’ have ‘admitted’ to worship[ing] Satan or Lucifer. And when a reporter started asking about the ‘promotion’ of the movie and the book, Irving sparked a testy exchange.
‘Can you please stop calling it promotion?’ Irving said. ‘What am I promoting?’
The reporter then started to explain that Irving had shared it on his platform, but the guard quickly cut him off, asking, ‘But do you see me promoting it? Yeah, I put it there like you put things, right? You put things out there for a living, right? Great, so let’s move on.
The reporter tried to cut him off again, but Irving continued to speak over him and said, ‘Let’s move on. Don’t dehumanize me up here. I am another human being. I can post whatever I want. So say that, close it, and move on to the next question.