Evan Roberts To 'Arrogant' Knicks Fans: 'Who's Laughing Now?'

WFAN Host, Nets Fan Reacts To Durant, Irving Signings

Joe & Evan
July 01, 2019 - 2:40 pm

Take that, arrogant Knicks fans!

Listen to your team news NOW.

That was the message from WFAN's Evan Roberts, a lifelong Nets fan, after Brooklyn reportedly agreed to deals with top free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on Sunday evening.

An excited Roberts opened Monday's "Benigno and Roberts" talking about all the Knicks fans who laughed at the idea that Durant especially would ever pick the Nets over the Knicks, who had their sights set on both Durant and Irving for months but never even got a meeting with either, according to reports.

"From those people I mention, it's laughable?" Roberts said. "Who's laughing now? Because the Knicks got embarrassed.

"When we're told for years, how irrelevant we are, this is a big, big moment."

Roberts didn't deny that Irving and Durant come with concerns.

"I have the same issues with Kyrie Irving I had five days ago, and I'll lay them out for the next six months till he proves me wrong," Evan continued. "Am I worried about Kevin Durant's health? Yeah, I'm not going to sugarcoat everything. But the idea that these two guys came to Brooklyn? Oh, oh, oh, oh!"

Roberts added that he's appreciative of everything point guard D'Angelo Russell, whom the Nets reportedly traded to Golden State on Sunday night, accomplished in his two years in Brooklyn but moving him to make the Durant and Irving signings a reality was the right move.

"They had to take this risk," Roberts said. "Because there's a way that they can win an NBA championship this way. And I know Kyrie Irving can't be bad in the locker room. He's got to be healthy. Caris LeVert's got to become an All-Star. And Kevin Durant's got to be 80 percent of what he was. But there's a way to win an NBA title. I'm not saying it's going to happen. ... I'll never believe it until I see it. But they have a better chance this way."

To listen to the segment, click on the audio player above.