Picture this: your team has been teetering on the fringe of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoff standings. In what has been a renaissance year for D’Angelo Russell, you find yourself confident… perhaps too confident. The Nets, of course, locked up the sixth seed with a resounding 113-94 victory over the Miami Heat in Dwyane Wade’s final game.
You might have wondered why this popped up in the Sixers’ Twitter feed:
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 11, 2019
It was a response to a video posted by the Nets’ official Twitter account of their fans chanting “We want Philly!”
That video has since been deleted. Cowards.
It’s important to note that the crowd couldn’t have been all that loud. The Nets ranked last in the NBA in attendance this year, with an average of 14,941 fans galavanting through the turnstiles to the tune of 84.3% capacity. The Sixers, on the other hand, led the league with an average of 20,441 fans taking in games at Wells Fargo Center, a staggering 100.6% capacity. Even if we generously adjusted the rankings to capacity percentages, Brooklyn finished 26th out of 30 teams in the league, while Philly ranked third. So, in summation, the Nets fans are not only frauds, but incompetent frauds. Enjoy the one game you win in round one.