Anthony Bennett Accidentally Telling Fans NOT To Watch The Nets This Season Might Not Be The Worst Thing For Business
Whoopsie daisy! I believe that's what those that passed Psychology 101 - such as myself (not to brag or anything) - like to call a Freudian slip. May have been nothing more than a little diarrhea of the mouth, but there's a scientific (and biological, I suppose) explanation for why Anthony Bennett crapped it out when he did. Fact is, he probably doesn't want too many people watching his team play this season. Seems sort of weird that a professional basketball player subconsciously wants to go without notice until you realize that player is debatably the biggest bust in NBA history playing for a team that has the potential to be so comically bad that they make the Sixers front court look functional. If I were him I would probably want to quietly punch the clock without fanfare as well.
That being said, Anthony Bennett stumbling through his words like they were a defensive rotation might not be the worst thing that's ever happened to the Brooklyn Nets marketing department. Sure, most franchises would rather lie directly to the face of their fans and try to jam a bunch of non-existent reasons for optimism down their throat, but the only thing more enticing than good basketball is a dumpster fire of epic proportions. A member of a team semi-accidentally tells you to tune out and (as long as there is literally not a single other sporting event on at the time) it makes you want to do nothing more than tune in. People might not admit that they love car wrecks, but you can bet your ass they won't turn away when they happen. With the misfit toys on the Nets roster it's only a matter of minutes before the wheels fall off in Brooklyn, and the best thing they can hope for is a couple thousand rubberneckers.
Riddle me this. Can watching a squad whose best player - by a WIDE margin - is Jeremy Lin be less entertaining than every team NOT named the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference? The Nets might be so bad that they are actually better television than the 20+ respectable teams that have absolutely no chance to win a championship this year. Anthony Bennett just put up metaphorical caution tape, and I'll be damned if I don't want to get at least one look beyond it.