|Reggie Evans Felt Disrespected By Grizzlies|
The Nets went down big to the Grizzlies in Memphis last night, and where it is usually customary for the team that is winning to sit it's starters in a blowout's latter stages, the Grizzlies decided to keep their guys in late in the fourth quarter. Memphis coach Lionel Hollins even re-inserted Marc Gasol with just 3:21 left in the game, and the Grizz up 22. Brooklyn's enforcer, Reggie Evans, took offense to the coach's tactics and was not shy expressing his feelings.
Reggie Evans was standing up, taking exception to Memphis coach Lionel Hollins’ decision to leave his starters in a blowout. He looked directly at the Grizzlies’ bench and clapped sarcastically. At one point, he hollered at Memphis center Marc Gasol.
He then sat down, and exchanged similar pleasantries with heckling fans at the FedEx Forum.
After Friday night’s 101-77 defeat, Evans expanded on his frustration, calling it an issue of respect. Most of Memphis’ starters were on the floor with less than four minutes remaining and the Grizzlies leading by 22. But Evans was most baffled by Hollins’ decision to re-insert Gasol with 3:21 left.
“That was the point where it was like, wow, I was shocked. I was real shocked to see him come back in,” Evans said, adding, “We won’t be forgetting, though. Right now we’re going to focus on (Saturday’s game against Houston), but we’re definitely going to look forward to when that day comes where we play (Memphis again).”
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 26 January 2013 20:59 )|