The Brooklyn Nets have recently bolstered their roster with the additions of Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge and are set to make an NBA Finals run.
Griffin finds it amusing that people are freaking out about how the Nets are stockpiling talent with him and Aldridge, when “all I heard for two years was how bad I am,” Per Brian Lewis of The New York Post.
In his comment, Griffin is referring to the criticism he received in the last year by people saying that he was washed up and that he wasn’t a good player anymore.
Griffin, 32, and Aldridge, 35, are past the prime of their respective playing careers, but they will be important pieces to a Nets team that has aspirations of winning the franchise’s first championship.
Griffin has only played three games for the Nets and is averaging 9.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game in 18.3 minutes per game.
Aldridge is in Brooklyn, but it remains unclear when he will make his Nets debut, as he hasn’t played since March 1 and still has to increase his on-court activity before playing in a game.