"And we got to make a stand with that because when things get tough, do we just give in?" Kidd continued. "And most of the time right now, we do."
Garnett and Williams disagreed and said they don't accept losing. But the Nets were still blown out by Chicago. Now it remains to be seen if Kidd's postgame locker room yelling will jumpstart the Nets, who face Milwaukee at home on Friday.
"I'm very surprised," Pierce said of the team's struggles. "We've just got to be able to weather the storm. We've got to be more mentally tough. You can't get down when things don't go your way. You've got to continue to fight."
"I think it's just that we lose confidence, like we are expecting things to go south," Pierce added. "But you've got to keep your head up at the end of the day. It's embarrassing to lose on Christmas and in front of millions of people watching, but I'm not going to keep my head down. That's the way we've got to be out there on the court. We've got to continue to keep pushing."
Information from ESPNNewYork.com Mike Mazzeo was used in this report.