We have breaking NBA news to report: The Brooklyn Nets will be very bad this season.
OK, that’s not much of a surprise. The Nets enter the 2016-17 campaign with extremely low expectations once again after losing two of their best players — Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack — from a team that won just 21 games in 2015-16.
But now is the time where hope springs eternal for every NBA team, right? Let’s check in on Brooklyn’s newly-acquired big man, Anthony Bennett, who we’re sure feels good about the Nets’ chances this season:
Now that’s telling it like it is.
Bennett clearly messed up here and didn’t actually mean to tell fans, “Don’t watch us play this season” (we think). But since it’s the Nets, the former No. 1 overall pick’s comments are that much more depressing.
Of course, Bennett’s pessimism is every Boston Celtics fan’s optimism, as the C’s own the right’s to Brooklyn’s first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Coincidentally, Boston’s season opener is against the Nets on Oct. 26 — although Bennett would suggest you watch something else.
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