Evans scoffs at Heat's title

January, 30, 2013
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Reggie Evans, LeBron JamesGetty ImagesReggie Evans and LeBron James
Apparently, Brooklyn Nets power forward Reggie Evans doesn't think much of the championship the Miami Heat won last season -- or of superstar forward LeBron James.

"It doesn't prove nothing. That was a lockout season," Evans told the New York Daily News on Wednesday when asked whether beating the defending champs would prove something to the rest of the NBA.

The Nets and Heat face one another for the third and final time on Wednesday night at Barclays Center. Miami won the first two meetings between the two teams by a combined 43 points.

For his part, James isn't too impressed by the Nets, despite their recent turnaround under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

"Their offense hasn't changed, their defense," James said of the Nets on Wednesday. "They just picked up the intensity level. You can tell that they like to play for P.J."

"It sucks that Avery (Johnson) had to take the hit of them not wanting to play at a high level," James added.

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Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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