Brooklyn Nets bench player Reggie Evans made headlines yesterday by ripping LeBron James and the Miami Heat’s 2011 NBA championship.Evans said the title wasn’t legitimate, telling the Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News, “It doesn’t prove nothing. That was a lockout season.”
He also said that LeBron is only as good as Andray Blatche — a Nets back-up power forward.
Last night the Heat pounded the Nets in Brooklyn 105-85, and LeBron went after Evans in the press after the game.
He tried to take the high road, but couldn’t help pointing to Evans’ meager stat line. Here’s what he told Brian Windhorst of ESPN:
“Let me look at his numbers real quick — he had no offensive rebounds, so we did our number on him.”
He also took on Evans’ specific criticisms:
“You can’t just come out and say something like that versus a champion. No one knows what it takes unless you’ve done it. You can’t sit here and judge and talk about a team winning a championship unless you’ve done it. (Evans) hasn’t done it.”
Finally he told ESPN that he didn’t say anything to Evans during the game, because Evans isn’t worth his time:
“For what? I let my game do the talking. I’m not going to sit here and give Reggie Evans a lot of press, because that is what is going to happen for the next couple days.”
The blowout win was a good enough response to Evans, but you can’t fault James for getting a few digs in after the game.
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