The Brooklyn Nets almost erased a massive deficit in Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night but fell short and are now down 3-2 in the series. With their backs up against the wall and facing elimination, the Nets will look to secure a Game 7 in Toronto by winning Game 6 in Brooklyn.
But while the story of the postseason has been the disadvantage of home court, the low winning percentage of home teams hasn’t actually been acknowledged by said home teams because it’s unwise to call out your own fans.
Lenn Robbins is unwise, to say the least, as he called out Nets fans on the team’s official Twitter account during the Game 5 loss to Toronto. Robbins chastised fans for not being loud enough at the Barclays Center but his comments caused plenty of noise in Brooklyn and the Nets have since publicly apologized.
Lenn Robbins’ tweet last night didn’t represent our organization’s feelings. We have great fans. Looking frwrd to seeing u Friday for Game 6
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) May 1, 2014
Let’s not overlook the fact that the Nets directly called out Robbins like he called out the fans, so this is truly and eye-for-an-eye situation. Fans will no doubt be loud in Game 6 fr the Nets and the question is how much credit for that will Robbins take and how far away from Twitter will the team keep him?