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    Default Paper bag-wearing Nets fan gets yelled at by Nets CEO

    Wow.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5020813

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets' sad-sack season appeared to hit another low Monday night when CEO Brett Yormark reportedly shouted at a fan wearing a paper bag over his head.

    Yormark left his courtside seat at the IZOD Center late in the second half of New Jersey's 99-89 loss to the Miami Heat. Yormark then doubled back toward the fan, identified by the New York Daily News as Chris Lisi of Middletown, N.J.

    It was at that point that Yormark, Lisi and a friend of Lisi's got into a shouting match, with reporters and photographers nearby.

    Lisi told the Daily News that the CEO initiated the exchange by asking him why he had a bag on his head. Lisi's response -- "because the Nets are so good," according to the paper. Yormark then snapped at him and walked off, Lisi told the Daily News.

    A spokesperson for Yormark said Yormark had no comment.

    The Nets are 7-63 and extended a franchise record with their 14th straight loss at home Monday. It also was New Jersey's eighth straight defeat on their way toward possibly finishing with the worst record in NBA history.

    New Jersey has to win two of its final 12 games to avoid breaking the Philadelphia 76ers' mark for futility (9-73), set in the 1972-73 season.

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    Default Re: Paper-bag wearing Nets fan gets yelled at by Nets CEO

    That is the behavior of their CEO? Wow

    Where can I fill out an application?

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    Default Re: Paper-bag wearing Nets fan gets yelled at by Nets CEO

    Ask a stupid question...

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    Default Re: Paper-bag wearing Nets fan gets yelled at by Nets CEO

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    Ask a stupid question...


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    Didn't Obie snap at a fan earlier this season? Something about why Granger was on the bench? Granted, it's not the same thing, but this reminded of me of that.
    Last edited by Hitman02; 03-23-2010 at 02:09 PM.

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    If the Pacers were as bad as the Nets, I'd probably start wearing a bag over my head while watching the game at home. Don't want to take any chances of being spotted through a window watching that mess....well, that, and it sets a bad example for your son to have him watch you cry.
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    If the Pacers were as bad as the Nets, I'd probably start wearing a bag over my head while watching the game at home. Don't want to take any chances of being spotted through a window watching that mess....well, that, and it sets a bad example for your son to have him watch you cry.
    You could borrow El Pacero's mask...

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    Default Re: Paper-bag wearing Nets fan gets yelled at by Nets CEO

    Lisi's appropriate response to the CEO would have been, "why aren't you wearing a bag over your head?"
    "I mean, you'd walk into our dressing room and run into Mel Daniels holding a .45 -- it makes you wonder."

    Bob Netolicky

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    Default Re: Paper bag-wearing Nets fan gets yelled at by Nets CEO

    Freedom of speech?

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    Default Re: Paper bag-wearing Nets fan gets yelled at by Nets CEO

    Doesn't apply.

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