Gerald Wallace Considers the Brooklyn Nets a ‘Top Five’ Team

There must be something in the Brooklyn water, because the Nets seem to think of themselves rather highly. Gerald Wallace is the latest player in BK to make a grandiose statement about his new squad. From the NY Post: “When Joe Johnson was officially introduced as a Net on Friday, he said they are already the top team in New York. When Gerald Wallace was given an opportunity to voice his opinion on the subject yesterday during a conference call to announce his re-signing with the team, he was much more diplomatic. ‘No comment,’ he said. Still, Wallace — the first of the many transactions the Nets completed over the last month when he agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal — is excited about the potential for their first season in Brooklyn. ‘I feel like we’ve pretty much put ourselves up there in the top five,’ Wallace said. ‘We haven’t proven anything … the teams that are ahead of us are teams that have already proven themselves, that have already been in the postseason. On paper … it doesn’t mean anything. We’ve just got to go out there and perform every night and make it happen.'”