Tag: BROOKLYN NETS

Kevin Durant Said The Nets’ Big 3 Debut With James Harden And Kyrie Irving ‘Felt Perfect’ Despite Loss

It’s been a long time in the making, but the Brooklyn Nets Big 3 finally made their debut together on court on Wednesday night as they took on the Cavs, a game that also doubled as Kyrie Irving’s first time playing back in Cleveland since his departure for Boston four years ago. Things didn’t exactly […]

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Trae Young Responds To Steve Nash’s ‘That’s Not Basketball’ Criticism Of His Foul Drawing

There are a lot of reasons why James Harden has become such a polarizing figure over the years. One of the central gripes about him has to do with the clever and innovative techniques he’s developed for initiating contact with his defenders and goading them into fouls. Harden certainly isn’t the only player in the […]

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The Harden Trade Should Work Out — but Maybe Not for the Nets

In the midst of an opening month marked by game postponements, depleted rosters and ragged basketball, four teams intervened last week to deliver a blockbuster James Harden trade. It was a rousing (and welcome) diversion as the N.B.A. strained to play through a pandemic, but a few days of reflection hasn’t changed my initial reaction. […]

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James Harden Is Offering ‘Honey Buns And Rolex’s’ For Landry Shamet’s No. 13 Jersey

It might be years before we understand all the implications of the blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the Nets this week. The move reunites him with his old Thunder teammate Kevin Durant, and it brings a dramatic end to a Rockets tenure that has seen its fair share of highs and lows. Houston […]

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Harden Reunites With Durant, Far from the Hearts of Sonics Fans

SEATTLE — If you’re a fan of the Seattle SuperSonics, jilted long ago despite decades of loyal love, you’re seriously happy for the last great talent from your team. That would be Kevin Durant. After a year spent rehabilitating a torn Achilles’ tendon, Durant now seems to be living his best life in Brooklyn as […]

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James Harden Believes He ‘Wasn’t Disrespectful To Anyone’ With His Rockets Comments

James Harden has developed something of a reputation for being a difficult teammate. His relationship with Chris Paul was chilly, to say the least, and Harden apparently didn’t take kindly to Paul’s penchant for criticism and holding his teammates accountable for their actions. Even Russell Westbrook, a close personal friend to Harden, was reportedly appalled […]

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Scorned Rockets Fans Are Giving James Harden’s New Restaurant Hilariously Bad Reviews

The James Harden saga in Houston came to a merciful end this week when the Rockets orchestrated a four-team deal that will reunite the disgruntled guard with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn. It was the culmination of a months-long debacle that has left a sour taste in the mouths of many fans. Harden made it clear […]

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The Rockets Traded James Harden To The Nets In A Massive Deal That Will Send Them Victor Oladipo And 8 Picks

James Harden’s tenure as a member of the Houston Rockets has come to an end. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania, Harden, who has wanted out of Houston in recent months, is headed to the Brooklyn Nets. Reporting with @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn is acquiring Houston’s James Harden in a blockbuster deal, sources tell ESPN. — […]

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Kyrie Irving Won’t Join The Nets For Their Game In Memphis After Sitting Out Thursday

The Brooklyn Nets knocked off the Philadelphia 76ers by a 122-109 margin at Barclays Center on Thursday evening and, under normal circumstances, that result wouldn’t turn heads in the NBA world. However, the Nets operated without both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the game and received 28 points off the bench from Joe Harris […]

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The Nets Looked Unstoppable Early. They’ve Proved to Be Mortal.

Raise your hand if you thought the Knicks would have a better record than the Nets through the first 10 percent of the season. We’ll wait. Just one: James L. Dolan? OK, then. The Nets are 4-4, which isn’t a disaster but does reflect an uneven start. They looked unstoppable in the preseason, and then […]

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NBA Star Kyrie Irving Covers Tuition For Lincoln University Students

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Kyrie Irving is paying it forward by investing in the futures of HBCU students. According to Forbes, the Brooklyn Nets point guard recently covered tuition costs for students at Lincoln University. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving paid the tuition of nine students at Lincoln University, an HBCU in Chester Countyhttps://t.co/3KI9UyThhb […]

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Kevin Durant Looks More Dangerous Than Ever At The Helm Of Brooklyn’s Dynamic Offense

No team in the NBA has looked as self-assured and solidified through one week of the regular season as the Brooklyn Nets despite the fact that they entered the year with major health concerns, a new head coach, and two superstars who’d never taken the court together. The symphony thus far has been orchestrated beautifully […]

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KD And Kyrie Took Over Late To Outlast The Hawks In A 145-141 Shootout

Entering Wednesday night there were two undefeated teams remaining in the NBA: the Atlanta Hawks and the Orlando Magic, just like everyone predicted. One of those was in action, as the Hawks made the trek to Brooklyn for the first of two straight games against the Nets at the Barclays Center in a game that […]

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The Knicks, Hornets, And Cavs Scored Stunning Upsets On A Wild Sunday Night In The NBA

The expectation for the 2020-21 season was that there’d be a wild chase for the playoffs in the Western Conference and a pretty defined hierarchy in the East, at least among the top 6 or 7. Firmly in that group are the Bucks, Nets, and 76ers, all of whom were in action against teams expected […]

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ESPN’s Doris Burke Breaks Down The Five Teams She’s Most Interested In This Season

There are two words that come to mind when Doris Burke thinks about this NBA season: patience and flexibility. Both of those words popped up frequently on a recent ESPN phone call about coverage for the upcoming campaign, which Burke will call from either her home or in venues. It’s unclear how that will all […]

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N.B.A. Christmas Day Guide: What to Watch

Christmas Day isn’t just the most important day of the year for our friends in the North Pole. It’s also a landmark day for the N.B.A., where for decades the league has put its top stars and best teams in matchups against each other for viewers to watch while guzzling egg nog. (The league’s first […]

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Amar’e Stoudemire Is a Coach Now. But Don’t Call Him That.

As recently as late July, Amar’e Stoudemire was seemingly as far away as possible from joining the Nets’ coaching staff and a high-wattage reunion of Phoenix Suns alumni in Brooklyn. Stoudemire was still playing abroad — and helping Maccabi Tel Aviv win a 54th league championship in Israel. He didn’t know at the time that […]

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8 Fearless N.B.A. Season Predictions

You ask; I answer. Every week in this space, I’ll field three questions posed via email at marcstein-newsletter@nytimes.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as the city you’re writing in from, and make sure “Corner Three” is in the subject line. (Questions may be lightly edited or condensed for clarity.) Q: The […]

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Pandemic be Damned, NBA Opening Night Was a Win for Everybody But COVID-19

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles against Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center on December 22, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) I don’t know how you spent your Tuesday night, but since the coronavirus won’t […]

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NBA Opening Night Live Score and Updates: Warriors vs. Nets

The N.B.A. is back (so soon!) with a doubleheader on opening night, featuring several of the league’s biggest names: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard. For Durant, it’s a much-anticipated regular-season debut with the Nets, alongside Kyrie Irving. And for James, it’s a short turnaround for his Los Angeles Lakers after winning […]

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