Bulletinboard material” can sometimes be an actual thing in sports. When the opposition spouts off at the mouth for no apparent reason, it can fuel a player or team be play above and beyone.
Now, I’m not sure if Reggie Evans is even on LeBron James’ radar, but Evans had some interesting things to say about LeBron and the Heat in advance of tonight’s Nets – Heat game.
If you’re unfamiliar with Reggie Evans, he’s an “enforcer” who was fined for flopping.
The Heat is just another team and LeBron is just another player to Reggie Evans, who indicated Miami’s title run last season is diminished because the schedule was shortened. “It doesn’t prove nothing,” Evans said when asked what it would mean to beat the defending champs. “That was a lockout season.” […] “Our team is defending the Miami Heat. If our team has to defend one person, LeBron isn’t going to score nothing. …LeBron is no different from Joe Johnson or Andray Blatche. No different,” Brooklyn’s starting power forward said.
“People need help (on defense). Some people don’t need help. Everybody has to be double-teamed, it doesn’t matter who you are. You just have to stop LeBron in transition. He’s quick in transition. If you look at Joe Johnson — Joe Johnson has two or three people trying to stop him. Whoever is guarding him.”
H/T: NY Daily News