The Brooklyn Nets have faced an intense backlash since adding LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin to an already stacked roster.
The rich have gotten richer, and people are marching in the streets (i.e. bitching on Twitter).
But Steve Nash doesn’t, firing back outrage during a Zoom call with reporters on Monday.
“We traded to James Harden, we gave up some really good young players and draft picks, tons, we had two guys in the buyout market who are big names and have had great careers and who are always able to contribute, ”Nash said.
“It’s not like we’ve done anything illegal so I don’t know what we’re supposed to be doing, not trying to add to our list and just sit there?” The whole idea of this league is to try and put together the best team you can put together. “
Nash added that Brooklyn’s famous chants hardly guaranteed them the championship that many say they have already bought.
“My experience with the Lakers, I was an All-Star the year before and I broke my knee in my first or second game with the Lakers and my knee was never the same so you don’t know never what’s around the corner, ”Nash said. .
“We were more than a few of us on that Lakers team who were on the wrong side of the hill, so it looked like from the outside that it was going to be magical, it never happened. So nothing is set in stone. So you have to try to put together the best team you can and then you have to try to build that team and that team have to come together.
Blake Griffin, meanwhile, could only laugh at the widespread outrage.
“It’s pretty funny for me, because for the last two years all I’ve heard is how bad I am,” he told the New York Post. “You sign with this team and everyone says to themselves: ‘It’s not fair! “”
“People say whatever they want. I don’t value the opinions of others very much. I trust people I trust. If I’m not going to ask you for advice, I probably won’t take your criticism. So I have this circle of people and I have this group of people that I trust, real basketball players; this is what I listen to.
“I just think it’s funny. I guess you could say it’s fun. I can’t speak for LaMarcus; I don’t know what people are saying about him. This is what I felt when I arrived here. I heard how bad I was, and now people care for some reason.