Nets PG D'Angelo Russell said that he wants teams around the NBA to "hate us," according to Nets Daily, who was at the Nets Inaugural Basketball Camp at Battery Park City.
"We've struggled over the last few years in Brooklyn," Russell said. "Teams are used to coming in and taking nights off. I just want to rebuild that and make it a place where people come and say, 'alright we got the crowd against us. It's New York.'
"I feel like everyone's confident around here. Individually speaking I know I'm coming in with an edge. Allen Crabbe -- I know he's coming in with an edge. DeMarre Carroll's coming in with an edge. I feel like we're a confident team and we're looking forward to doing what we do best."
The Nets acquired Russell in a trade with the Lakers at the end of June. Brooklyn took on Timofey Mozgov's monster contract in order to acquire a young, asset in Russell. They sent Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft (which turned out to be Utah's Kyle Kuzma) in return.