According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston, Bogans said Evans sent him lemons before the Nets and Celtics met in the preseason to give him a playful message:
"When the Nets visited Boston for the teams' preseason finale in October, Evans found a couple of lemons in the visiting locker room at TD Garden. He grabbed a marker and had teammates autograph them before having a ball boy deliver them across the hall to Bogans and [MarShon] Brooks. The insinuation: Life handed them lemons, so enjoy the sour taste of losing."
Bogans said: "[Evans sent] me lemons and text messages, telling me how they're going to whup our [butts] when we come to Brooklyn [...] I've got to let Reggie have it."
This is one of the best stories I have heard in a while about former teammates that stay in touch and keep their bond and sense of humor. Being traded in the NBA is a life-changing event when families and livelihoods have to be uprooted and started over in a new city. Let's not forget that Bogans was paid handsomely for his recent address change, but I would imagine Swag wishes things would have worked out with the Nets. To be able to continue to rib one another and keep it light, especially for Bogans and Brooks at that time, is just plain fun and I cant wait to see what they have in store for Evans tonight. Things certainly did not turn out like expected huh Reggie so you better keep an eye out tonight for some payback.
Read more: ESPN Boston (Forsberg)