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Unlovable Losers
JOE POSNANSKI
March 01, 2010
The future is bright for the Nets. The present? Decidedly less so, as they stumble toward NBA infamy without any of the endearing quirks that can make terrible teams so much fun
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March 01, 2010

Unlovable Losers

The future is bright for the Nets. The present? Decidedly less so, as they stumble toward NBA infamy without any of the endearing quirks that can make terrible teams so much fun

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As he spoke, the magic number was five. Five more wins, and the Nets would catapult themselves from historically bad to merely awful. Five more wins and the Nets could go gently into their bright future in a new home, backed by Russian riches and enough cap room to tempt the biggest stars in the game. Five more wins ...

"It's ridiculous that we're even talking about it," Lopez says. "But I guess we have to talk about it. It's ridiculous. And it's true too."

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