How the Nets wasted a prime championship opportunity, then fell apart and left the state | Collapse


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  • James Buccola
    James Buccola  2 weeks back

    The Nets got robbed. Shaq had 4 fouls in the entire series. Van Horn had 4 fouls in the first quarter of game 3, and Aaron Williams fouled out in 2 minutes. NBA is trash.

    • ReturnoftheBrotha
      ReturnoftheBrotha  2 weeks back

      NJ was too obscure to have had a team. NJ can have one but CT could not? The excuse often being that CT is too close to NYC! Well, what is NJ?

      • ReturnoftheBrotha
        ReturnoftheBrotha  1 weeks back

        @James Buccola lol. Now I know that I'm dealing with a nut! Your people are not even from this country so dont worry about any state.

      • ReturnoftheBrotha
        ReturnoftheBrotha  1 weeks back

        Yes it is because you are claming that NJ is on par with NYC< Philly, Boston or a DC and is superior to CT, but CT founded NJ! Fairfield, Bridgeport, Milford, New Milford, Woodbridge, Orange, Byram, Bloomfield, etc. - do these places sound familiar? Case closed.

      • ReturnoftheBrotha
        ReturnoftheBrotha  2 weeks back

        @James Buccola oh yeah I forgot! CT founded NJ! That is why so many NJ towns are named after CT towns! Case closed.

      • ReturnoftheBrotha
        ReturnoftheBrotha  2 weeks back

        Come on, if you don't think that NJ, CT, VT, RI, NH, ME and DE are obscure states - then I don't know what to say. In the northeast, the prime states are those with major cities with pro sports teams: NY, PA, MA, MD and DC. Their neighbors are obscure states in their metro areas. NJ had the Nets and Devil, but hosts the Jets/Giants. Long ago, CT hosted the Giants as well.

        My original point was since NJ is an obscure state with no major cities (from a national perspective) and in the metro areas of TWO major cities, so under normal circumstances, NJ should never have had any pro sports teams. By same point, CT should have had one too. I cannot think of any other obscure state (outside of the NHL) that has pro sports teams - especially being in a metro area of a major city.

        Like I wrote before, NJ, CT and MD are the 3 richest states (in the metro areas of the two most important cities in the nation), with CT taking the top spot almost all of the time. Sometimes, MD would take the top spot but NJ would be #2 or #3. I know that NJ has money - so that is no debate. All I am saying is that CT's money is at the highest level. No need to argue that, but to say that Bergen County alone outdoes all of CT? You must be getting high!

      • ReturnoftheBrotha
        ReturnoftheBrotha  2 weeks back

        I have no hate for NJ as I know the place from top to bottom and I even lived there once. Bergen County was a place I visited often, as I knew someone in Rockland County. NY as well. Maybe you don't know about CT, but CT has the wealth that will boggle the mind! No matter what you have, you will always feel poor to this wealth. I can't say that Bergen had Bugatti's, Bentley's and other custom, ultra high-end vehicles as normal! NJ is rich, which people don't realize, but CT's wealth goes above and beyond. Being rich is the main thing that CT is known for.

    • Wheelio
      Wheelio  2 weeks back

      This video is kind of bullshit because it ignores the fact that the eastern conference was TERRIBLE when they went to the finals in consecutive years. In 2004 teams like the Pistons and Pacers were clearly surging while the Nets got left behind. The Nets honestly never stood a chance. They were the least worst of the bunch in the east and were ultimately fodder for whoever came out of the west.

      • Marvin Allen
        Marvin Allen  3 weeks back

        Vince Carter got there 2 years too late , if Carter would have been there the 2 years nets went to the finals they would have got at least 1championship

        • Michael Eugene Romero
          Michael Eugene Romero  3 weeks back

          jason collins turns out to be a gay...

          • Juvainne Fajardo
            Juvainne Fajardo  3 weeks back


            • Ray Cool
              Ray Cool  3 weeks back

              Do a phoenix suns🌞 one

              • Trey Nixen
                Trey Nixen  3 weeks back

                Bruh. Prime Kidd with a prime Duncan? Manu and Parker off the bench?!? maaaaan

                • Lloyd
                  Lloyd  3 weeks back

                  in 2019 the Nets acquired Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant :)

                  • dan alvin punongbayan
                    dan alvin punongbayan  4 weeks back

                    Now they have kyrie and durant 🤷‍♂

                    • Alex Vergara
                      Alex Vergara  4 weeks back

                      Imagine if doctor j was on this team since 2000

                      • Ge Im
                        Ge Im  4 weeks back

                        Kidd Was Robbed of MVP back to back. Short of supporting Cast!

                        • Anton Cantwell
                          Anton Cantwell  4 weeks back

                          Lol is it really a collapse to move out of state to Brooklyn NY and end up with Kevin Durant/Kyrie Irving

                          • Betta Pay Bill
                            Betta Pay Bill  1 months back

                            Could have sworn Alonzo retired in 06 with heat

                            • Elann Suvat
                              Elann Suvat  1 months back

                              That Nets team with Carter and Kidd winning the championship would have been the highlight of my childhood.

                              • Elann Suvat
                                Elann Suvat  1 months back

                                Moral of the Story: It only takes one injury or ailment to derail a team that looked to be the next champions.

                                • marvinstheman88
                                  marvinstheman88  1 months back

                                  A lot of these Collapse stories for Eastern conference teams ends around 2007-08. LeBron ended a lot of teams.

                                  • SerjEpic
                                    SerjEpic  1 months back

                                    Imagine if the Spurs got Kidd!!!!

                                    • azma775
                                      azma775  1 months back

                                      There’s nothing in the realm of possibility the nets could have done to actually beat the lakers or spurs

                                      • Manimar Druselle Operio
                                        Manimar Druselle Operio  1 months back

                                        I remember Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Brook Lopez 2013. Nearly good. Nearly.

                                        • sinicalypse
                                          sinicalypse  1 months back

                                          If Bruce Ratner bought the team we'd be in the midst of at least the second Great And Bountiful Mets Empire... Err why does my autocorrect change N-E-T-S NETS NETS NETS to the Mest?

                                          • sinicalypse
                                            sinicalypse  1 months back

                                            "Harlem [Basketball-Americans] got crazy game!" - Song

                                            • Steve K
                                              Steve K  1 months back

                                              Adding Vince carter sent them downhill. Just like Vince later made the Orlando finalists go downhill after he got there

                                              • Kevin Bull
                                                Kevin Bull  1 months back

                                                At least Jefferson and Kidd got rings elsewhere lol

                                                • 8th Generation Production !!!

                                                  Now they have Kd an Kyrie

                                                  • Roy Benedict
                                                    Roy Benedict  1 months back

                                                    I almost unsubscribed when you said “bench warmer” Brian Scalabrine.

                                                    • Quavious Marshall
                                                      Quavious Marshall  1 months back

                                                      White mamba🐐

                                                      • Cramerica66
                                                        Cramerica66  1 months back

                                                        This is the first decline video I feel only scratched only a quarter of how low a NBA franchise fell from grace. The way the nets went under there Russian owner was so much uglier and damned that franchise to almost a decade of hell that could not be escaped by even the most magnificent GM, coaches and owners combined.

                                                        • Campus Legends
                                                          Campus Legends  1 months back

                                                          Had this team won, would they sill be in Jersey?

                                                          • RP Blerd
                                                            RP Blerd  1 months back

                                                            wasted? Lol SB act like they had a chance against those two western conference teams

                                                            • J El Native
                                                              J El Native  1 months back

                                                              Nest should have stayed in nj smh

                                                              • Infinity Mixtapes
                                                                Infinity Mixtapes  1 months back

                                                                This is the first I've heard of Mutombo on the Nets

                                                                • Thicc Boi
                                                                  Thicc Boi  1 months back

                                                                  do a video on the Magic after the 09 finals

                                                                  • Randy Gutierrez
                                                                    Randy Gutierrez  1 months back

                                                                    3 things i learned watching this....

                                                                    *Kidd almost pulled off a Kevin Durant move during free agency*
                                                                    *Mutumbo was a Net?!*
                                                                    *Alonzo was also a Net?!*

                                                                    • slapshot68
                                                                      slapshot68  1 months back

                                                                      Then they resign D-will, he’s a bust, trade draft picks for Gerald Wallace, Re-sign him, trade for an awful contract (Joe Johnson) then got beaten, shot, n stabbed by Boston

                                                                      • i I
                                                                        i I  1 months back

                                                                        Jason Kidd one of the greatest point guards of all time glad he retired with a ring in Dallas in 2011

                                                                        • Dead SomethingDoggo
                                                                          Dead SomethingDoggo  1 months back

                                                                          “Thats a lot of copy machines” 😂😂😂😂😂 it made me laugh so hard hahahahaha

                                                                          • Jimmy  Durham
                                                                            Jimmy Durham  1 months back

                                                                            Yes that jason kid vince carter rj24 run and gun offense was so fun to watch. So what we knew they werent going anywhere. It was just so fun to watch after we took that nose dive

                                                                            • Jimmy  Durham
                                                                              Jimmy Durham  1 months back

                                                                              I got chills when lawrence frank got that 13 gm win streak billups hit that ridiculous 3 in a crazy 3ot game... I miss those years

                                                                              • Jimmy  Durham
                                                                                Jimmy Durham  1 months back

                                                                                Im from jersey and it was ok we lost to two of the greatest dynasties ever.. So much pride for new jersey during that time the nets were in the finals, yankees won the WS the Devils won the Stanley cup.. And soon after the Giants beat the 18-0 Patriots 😁

                                                                                • 813 Sports
                                                                                  813 Sports  1 months back

                                                                                  Do a Collapse on the Lakers

                                                                                  • Kåre Berntsen
                                                                                    Kåre Berntsen  1 months back

                                                                                    Lol Lakers never collapsed. There is a HUGE difference between rebuilding for some years and being irrelevant for 20.

                                                                                • iWillRateYou
                                                                                  iWillRateYou  1 months back

                                                                                  in 09 they traded old man Vince Carter 10 years latter he is still playing in the league

                                                                                  • Steven Salais
                                                                                    Steven Salais  1 months back

                                                                                    Hear that Kidd almost became a snake

                                                                                    • gfunkin2
                                                                                      gfunkin2  1 months back

                                                                                      Ian Eagle and the Czar Mike Fratello were a top 5 duo on the commentary side during this era too. The rack attack!

                                                                                      • James Buccola
                                                                                        James Buccola  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Don't leave out field reporter Jim Spanarkle.

                                                                                    • rho y.
                                                                                      rho y.  1 months back

                                                                                      The Nets are good but not in the same league as Western Conference. Especially elites like Lakers and Spurs

                                                                                      • MooseWizard
                                                                                        MooseWizard  1 months back

                                                                                        How the Sonics fell apart and created a dynasty that failed, and rebounded to fail again.

                                                                                        • DamuEmran
                                                                                          DamuEmran  1 months back

                                                                                          can you guys do a video on the houston rockets after they won 2 championships and fell apart ever since.

                                                                                          • SDS Overfiend
                                                                                            SDS Overfiend  1 months back

                                                                                            I could've sworn Alonzo Mourning kidney ailment came in 2003 of December when he was a Net... Not a year before.