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Nets hit the clubs hard the night before final game

Apr 16, 2010, 8:24 AM EDT

Well, it’s not like it ruined their season.

Still, not very professional of key Nets players like Devin Harris and Courtney Lee to be seen out shooting tequila the night before the team’s final game of the season, a double-overtime loss to the Miami Heat. A game that didn’t impact the Nets — they had sealed their fate a long, long time ago — but did impact the Heat’s playoff seedings From the New York Post (via Ben Maller).

Most athletes rest the night before a big game. But not the New Jersey Nets, who spent the eve of their season finale against the Miami Heat partying in the Florida Room at the Delano. Devin Harris, Terrence Williams, Courtney Lee, Tony Battie and Bobby Simmons were downing tequila shots with a bevy of hot blondes into the early hours yesterday. One fan of the 12-69 team told them,

That is three fifths of the Nets starting lineup. And the combination of Williams (0-4), Harris (4-12) and Lee (5-16) shot 28.1 percent in the game.

Sadly, despite that we don’t know if the problem was the tequila or if it was just another night of bad basketball for the Nets.

  1. smokehouse - Apr 16, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    The sad state of professional sports and their endless amount of money continues. Is there one sport league worth a crap?

  2. hoopinion - Apr 16, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    Where Tony Battie goes, “hot blondes” follow. In bevies. True in Lubbock, true in Miami.

  3. pico - Apr 16, 2010 at 10:16 AM

    End of one of the worst seasons a professional can endure… come on. I’d be getting drunk too. Team bonding.

  4. shaggytoodle - Apr 16, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    If you want to go out and party hard before you work the next day go for it. Show up to work with a smile on your face and do what your told. Anyone can go out and drink it everyday is the best day for it and while athletes are held to a higher standard, its still ok to go out and have fun. I just hope they were smart enough to have a driver.

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