Russell Westbrook Got A Round Of Applause When He Finished Off Yet Another Triple-Double...In Brooklyn
SFGate- Russell Westbrook was puzzled, wondering why the Brooklyn fans roared for a missed shot by the Nets.
“I thought something happened,” Westbrook said. “I was really wondering why they were screaming so loud. I thought that maybe they were giving something out in the crowd or something.”
Westbrook had 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds in his 33rd triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Nets
As a former New Jersey Nets fan turned Brooklyn Nets fans turned basketball fan that can't bear to invest time or energy into a team who's rebuilding "process" is exponentially less trustworthy than the one that became a league-wide punchline, I can sympathize. Yes, it's pathetic to give a resounding, non-sarcastic cheer for the competition when your team is still in the game. No, I personally wouldn't be getting so loud on behalf of a visiting player that it actually made him think that something more impressive than his own triple-double was simultaneously taking place. Still, I can see why people that shelled out a couple bucks to head to BK looked elsewhere in search of literally anything to root for.
I'd love to say that those in attendance were just showing their appreciation for the greatness that is the inevitable completion of a historic feat, but - in reality - it's just a sign of how the Barclay's Center has basically become has a barren wasteland of hopelessness. It doesn't even matter what colors you are wearing anymore. Just do something that gives the fans reason to get on their feet before they develop bed sores and you too can get a standing 'O' in a once proud basketball city. Hell, I bet if a few fans were close enough to having their ass fall asleep then even Bruce Ratner's appearance courtside could elicit a couple claps, and any Nets fan worth his/her salt HATES that fucking snake. It's pitiful to start first quarter MVP chants for a member of the road team, but - factually speaking - it's not as pitiful as the current state of the home team...