Nets new and old react to LeBron James’s decision: “All the Miami Heat fans can now be Brooklyn Nets fans”

LeBron James, Joe Johnson
No more LeBron in Miami. (AP)
LeBron James, Joe Johnson
No more LeBron in Miami. (AP)

So, the big news of the day: LeBron James is returning to Cleveland, joining the Cleveland Cavaliers on what will likely be a maximum contract. The NBA world is abuzz with the news, and dominos quickly began falling behind.

But what about the reaction from Brooklyn? Only two current Nets players reacted to the news quickly and publicly, and they’re two of the newest members of the team: rookie Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson. I love the way Brown handled it, and Jefferson was funny too:

Meanwhile, only one Nets player from last season has also tweeted on it: Jason Collins, who had a different take on the news.

Collins came out as the first openly gay active NBA player in history in an open letter through Sports Illustrated last year, before joining the Nets in February. SI gave both Collins and James a platform to share their news through their own voice.

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