If you can't beat them, demand your fans be more like them.
Rarely does an NBA team troll its own fans. In fact, it may have never happened before—until now.
The Brooklyn Nets' official Twitter account gave fans some homework during the team's Game 5 loss to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night:
UPDATE: Thursday, May 1, at 12:10 p.m. ET by Dan Favale
Brooklyn now appears to be distancing itself from the initial tweet:
Lenn Robbins' tweet last night didn't represent our organization's feelings. We have great fans. Looking frwrd to seeing u Friday for Game 6— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) May 1, 2014
Remember, if at first you offend your fans, deny, deny, deny.
Loose translation: Be louder, more Raptor-y, Brooklyn.
Your progress will be graded accordingly during Game 6.