Following the New Jersey Nets‘ 5th win of the NBA season (2nd against the Bobcats, by the way), there was some excitement going on in the Nets’ locker room. Can you blame them? They are about to set a record for the most losses in an NBA season, so the wins are few and far between.
The postgame celebration was fun for almost everybody on the Nets’ roster. Everybody except for second-year center, Brook Lopez. When Lopez was asked how he felt about the win, the normally laid back big man snapped at the reporter. This is what he said:
“We are 5-48, and we are celebrating like we won the championship in here. It really bothers me how bad this team is. I came to the NBA hoping to help my team succeed, not to be the laughing stock of NBA history. For college, I went to Stanford University. Stanford University! Do you realize what I would have been doing with my life, instead of wasting it with this mediocre ball club!? I would have been a lawyer, and a pretty good one at that. Right now, I am seriously considering retiring from the NBA and going to law school. At least there are no garbage teammates there.”
Wow, who knew the big man was going to explode like that!? And after a victory no less! This New Jersey Nets team is in serious trouble if their star center is considering law school over the NBA. I don’t think I have ever heard anything like this in my life. Well, I guess when you are as big as Lopez is, you can do whatever you feel like at any time.
Good luck in law school, Brook!
(A special thanks to Eli Beyda for this post idea)