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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 2:10 pm  |  49 responses

Reggie Evans Discredits the Miami Heat’s Title Due to NBA Lockout


by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

There is a big, nationally-televised game between the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets set to take place tonight. Even LeBron James is pumped — he’s looking forward to playing in BK, and called out the Nets for quitting on their former coach.

Nets forward Reggie Evans added fuel to the fire today when speaking to reporters, claiming that the Heat’s title last year was tainted due to the fact that it happened during a lockout-shortened year. Evans also said that Brooklyn would shut down LeBron tonight (Reggie’s much wiser teammate, Gerald Wallace, steered clear of the war of words.)

From the NY Daily News:

The Heat is just another team and LeBron is just another player to Reggie Evans, who indicated Miami’s title run last season is diminished because the schedule was shortened. “It doesn’t prove nothing,” Evans said when asked what it would mean to beat the defending champs. “That was a lockout season.” [...] “Our team is defending the Miami Heat. If our team has to defend one person, LeBron isn’t going to score nothing. …LeBron is no different from Joe Johnson or Andray Blatche. No different,” Brooklyn’s starting power forward said. “People need help (on defense). Some people don’t need help. Everybody has to be double-teamed, it doesn’t matter who you are. You just have to stop LeBron in transition. He’s quick in transition. If you look at Joe Johnson — Joe Johnson has two or three people trying to stop him. Whoever is guarding him.”

Gerald Wallace, who is likely to guard James tonight at the Barclays Center, wasn’t interested in discussing the match up. “No comment,” the forward said.

Phil Jackson used to needle the San Antonio Spurs about winning a championship in 1999, infamously placing an asterisk on their title during that 50-game season. But he’s Phil Jackson; this is Reggie Evans.

The Brooklyn Nets’ talkative, bearded forward might want to consider getting out of the way if he sees LeBron James charging down the lane tonight.

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  • shutup

    I discredit Reggie Evans because he likes to grab other men’s junk on the court.

  • M Cho

    WINNER.

  • shutup

    Thank you very much…

  • speedy

    Talk is cheap.

  • trent

    When the Nets lose tonight, we’ll all know who’s to blame.

  • Fat Lever

    This isn’t the first time Reggie’s been caught reaching, verbal or otherwise.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Reggie Evans walks into practice and Joe Johnson looks at him and says, http://24.media.tumblr.com/38e2712e5dbbd23eb9abd8a091062774/tumblr_mhf3i5TnE21qf1116o1_400.gif

  • 23

    This guy is an idiot clearly

  • O

    As a proud Brooklynight, can’t front, LeBron is saying what we’ve been saying on the block for a hot minute. And Evans just hating with that response, but I guess he had to say something. So whatever. I just hope the game turns out to be a good one.

  • TR

    I’d say LeBron is going for 50, but he’s not that kinda dude. Probably just 40 12 and 11.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    This isn’t going to end well for BK. I predict a 32 11 9, and a 9 point win.

  • RG

    lol, that crazy triple double is more scary than 50.

  • bike

    Reggie stupid, Gerald smart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    Why is everyone acting like MIA was the only team that played 66 games? They had their fair share injuries just like everyone else and you still have to win 16 playoffs games (just like any other 82 game season) at the end to be a champion.

  • SuperAr82

    Come on man, I don’t like the Heat but I still think they deserved it last year, lockout or not.

  • charliewinning

    From one Brooklynite to another, you are 100% right. The rest of Evan’s comment didn’t make much sense either but whatever…That having been said, I still hope the Nets beat them. Knick fan for life, but I’d love for the Heat to lose in BK. I have tickets lol.

  • robb

    Evans is trash. His cheap tactics won’t work against the champions.

  • spit hot fiyah

    Gerald Wallace = smart when it comes to handling pre-game media

  • Max

    Rule no 1 in basketball, never get the best player on the court (world right here) pissed.

  • Fat Lever

    Wait, you’re making too much sense right now. Do you even know what you’re saying?!?!

  • D_B

    Yo, that lockout did scorpio — I mean, torpedo that season though.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Have yet to hear a good argument for last year’s championship having an asterisk attached to it. Probably because there are none.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    That’s exactly what I say. Each team played the same number of games. The teams Miami beat in the playoffs had all of their players playing.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Really hoping LeBron catches Reggie under the basket tonight. On national television.

  • raseven

    Reggie Evans is a dumb ass im no Heat fan at all but his logic makes no sense.

  • MUBWAR

    did he just compare Lebron to joe jonhson & blatche. i used to root for evans in Toronto but that’s downright moronic

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    same here

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    evans finna end up on a poster tonight

  • RedDragon10

    The funny part is that nobody would be talking about an “asterisk” season had the Thunder won.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Exactly. If the Heat had lost, LeBron would have faced more criticism. No one would have said a word about any asterisks.

  • EMILIO CARRACEDO

    Pennis envy

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    It’s true… lockout season… all star team… doesn’t really count LBJ, c’mon do it AGAIN

  • z

    How so? You couldn’t come up with a single legit reason if your life depended on it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000023199760 Joe Brewer

    Lol, who cares what Reggie Evans thinks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    Hey SLAM… serious why the heck you take my comment down??

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    SLAM = Superlative Laden Amateur Mumbo-jumbo

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    No, it’s not true. If he does it again, you do realize that Wade and Bosh are still on the team, right? So it will still be an “all star team” to you. You also realize that LeBron was clearly the best player on that team, right? He won it by outplaying a team with 2 All-Stars. The Heat have 3. So if a team has 2 All-Stars, it’s cool. But 3 is just too many for you? “Doesn’t really count LBJ” is one of the dumbest comments I’ve seen on here in a while.

  • 23

    LeBron is the one that had to carry an injured wade/bosh throughout the playoffs

  • Sanchez Too

    Oh I know right

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Yep. Bosh only played one game in that Pacers series. LeBron played out of his mind and got Wade going after he was playing horribly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Well there better be an asterick on it lol. If Tim Duncan’s did, LEbrons chip better too.

  • ReggieBuster

    Nets shut down the heat ei??? Zero points, that’s how you shut Lebron down??? Big talk!

  • Ifuxwititdoe

    Reggie Evans da TRUTH

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    yes LOL

  • juice

    Laker and Bulls fans are the biggest haters in the league. Ya’ll groupies are annoying.

  • shut down

    the heat own the nets lol… Evan is so funny lmao

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Im not a laker nor Bulls groupie though?…lol

    I’m just stating, if one of the GOATS, Tim Duncan has astericks to his titles, then that shouldnt change cuz “The King” as finally got one, lol

  • aaa

    do u think they won if drose wasnt injured? remember all the talk was about the bulls and suddenly everyone just forget about them

  • ae

    do you think pacers and celtics got to that stage if drose wasnt injured? nope, dont think so

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