It’s not often that a team asks its fans to act more like another team’s fans.
The Brooklyn Nets and their supporters are new to this whole NBA business, though, so forgive them if they need to help each other along. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, who were spoiled by raucous playoff crowds at TD Garden as members of the Boston Celtics, even called out their current fans after Game 3 last weekend.
So, during Game 6 on Wednesday night, the Nets took to Twitter to tell Brooklynites how it’s done.
All hockey-related jokes aside, Raptors fans have been among the most underrated rooters in the NBA for a while now. They consistently fill Air Canada Centre to 90 percent or more capacity, regardless of the team’s struggles prior to this season.
Still, this might be the first time in history a New York crowd had to be prompted to be more vicious than a bunch of Canadians. Come on, Brooklyn. You’re better than this.