Tag: BROOKLYN NETS

Giannis Antetokounmpo Out-Dueled Kevin Durant In A Bucks-Nets Instant Classic

The Bucks and Nets met on Sunday in the first of two consecutive games between the East titans this week in Milwaukee, and with the billing of a potential conference finals or semifinals preview, the two teams put on a show worthy of the hype. While James Harden remains out with a hamstring injury, which […]

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LaMarcus Aldridge Retires Due to Irregular Heartbeat

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Wow. On Thursday, Brooklyn Nets forward LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Twitter that after 15 seasons in the NBA, he’ll be retiring due to an irregular heartbeat. Advertisement “My last game, I played while dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Later on that night, my rhythm got even worse which really worried […]

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Teammates in Brooklyn, Rivals in M.L.S.

In the early days of Major League Soccer’s restart last summer, Jim Curtin, the coach of the Philadelphia Union, told his players that he had lined up a special guest for a video conference call. The Union players were in the league’s bubble at Walt Disney World, near Orlando, Fla., and because of health and […]

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Ben Simmons Had Some Spice For The Nets: ‘There’s Only One Ball And You Gotta Play Defense, Too’

The Philadelphia 76ers drubbed the Mavericks on Monday night, as Joel Embiid dominated with 36 points and seven rebounds, setting up a massive showdown with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, where the winner will grab hold of the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Nets may enter that game on an unplanned back-to-back, as […]

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Timberwolves-Nets Is Postponed After Daunte Wright Was Shot And Killed By Minnesota Police

On Sunday, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota during a traffic stop, sparking further protests and demonstrations in Minnesota as the latest instance of a Black man being killed by police took place not far from where Derek Chauvin is on trial for killing George Floyd […]

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The Nets Could Have Had It All With Dr. J

Kevin Loughery and Julius Erving share a city, Atlanta, a golf club and an emotional connection to a basketball allegory told inharmoniously in three distinct parts — what was, what might have been and what now has become. In other words: the history of the Nets, from Long Island to New Jersey to Brooklyn. Inevitably, […]

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Kyrie Irving And Dennis Schröder Kept Jawing With One Another And Got Ejected

Despite the fact that there were a number of high-profile injury absences for both teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets went head-to-head on ABC on Saturday night. Anthony Davis and LeBron James were sidelined for L.A., while James Harden didn’t take the floor for Brooklyn. And in the third quarter of action, a […]

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Kevin Durant Returns From 23-Game Absence Just to Remind Everyone the NBA Finals Are Over Before They Even Begin

Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) Kevin Durant, who was last seen getting fined $50,000 for calling some attention-starved white boy a “pale pasty cum guzzling bitch,” made his triumphant return to the court last night. Did you hear? Advertisement After missing the last 23 games with the left hamstring strain from hell, KD came off […]

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N.B.A. Fines Kevin Durant for ‘Derogatory’ Social Media Spat

The N.B.A. fined Kevin Durant, the Nets star, $50,000 for using “offensive and derogatory” language on social media, an apparent reference to screenshots of a private social media conversation between Durant and Michael Rapaport, an actor and podcast host. On Tuesday, Rapaport posted screenshots of an Instagram conversation with Durant in which Durant used homophobic […]

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Kevin Durant On His Spat With Michael Rapaport: ‘That’s Not Really What I Want People To See Or Hear From Me’

Kevin Durant is reportedly nearing a return to on-court action after missing almost two months with a hamstring injury. As such, the Brooklyn Nets star addressed the media on Thursday but, in addition to discussion about his health and pending return, Durant was also ask about recent language used on social media. Though his vulgar […]

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These N.B.A. Contenders Just Got Better

Los Angeles Clippers (31-16) Paul George has rebounded from postseason struggles last summer to keep the Clippers in the mix in the West.Credit…Darren Abate/Associated Press Why They’ll Win the Finals: The Clippers faced questions after their meltdown in the bubble. (You’ll recall that they blew a 3-1 series lead over the Nuggets in the conference […]

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LaMarcus Aldridge Will Sign With The Nets After A Buyout From The Spurs

Most of the focus on Thursday in the NBA world was on the myriad action before the league’s annual trade deadline. From Nikola Vucevic to Victor Oladipo and others, many prominent names are on the move, while others like Kyle Lowry are staying put after all kinds of rumblings. Another well-decorated player that was not […]

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The 1-Seed In The Eastern Conference Is More Important Than Ever This Season

For all intents and purposes, three teams are jockeying for the 1-seed in the Eastern Conference this season. While a handful of teams — up-and-comers like the Bulls, Hawks, Hornets, and Knicks or usual stalwarts hoping to catch fire down the stretch like the Celtics, Heat, Pacers, and Raptors — will do everything they can […]

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Julius Randle Went After Scott Foster After A Botched Travel Call Cost The Knicks A Chance In Brooklyn

The New York Knicks almost completed an incredible comeback in Brooklyn on Monday night, as they clawed back from a 12-point deficit entering the fourth quarter against the Nets to make it a three-point game with the ball and just under six seconds to play. They got to that point by playing what may very […]

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Kyrie Irving Joked It Was A ‘Big Surprise’ He Hugged Former Celtics Teammates After ‘All That Sh*t-Talking’

The latest episode of Kyrie Irving vs. The Media arrived after Thursday’s close-fought game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, which are of course Irving’s current team and his former team. Irving turned heads when, after the game, he went through the Celtics bench and showed love to many members of his former organization. […]

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Your N.B.A. Coronavirus Questions, Answered

The second half of another strange N.B.A. season in the pandemic has begun. In the first half, multiple players missed several games because of health concerns related to the coronavirus, even if they didn’t contract the virus. Teams have missed games. At one point, the Washington Wizards did not have enough players to practice. Almost […]

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James Harden Is Headed Back to Houston. Too Bad He’s Not Staying.

Stats entering Tuesday night’s games. .402 Tuesday marked one full year on the job for Leon Rose as the Knicks’ team president. The Knicks are 18-17, better than many pundits predicted, but the history stacked against Rose is foreboding: This is the 20th season of James L. Dolan’s ownership, during which the Knicks are 661-982 […]

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Nets and Knicks Welcome Back Fans for First Time

One drummer yelled across the arena — possibly to a team of breakdancers — “You all look wack over there.” In previous years, his voice would not have carried so far. Shortly before tipoff, the Nets debuted a video of players speaking the lyrics to the Bill Withers classic, “Ain’t No Sunshine,” dedicated to absent […]

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New York Sports Entering a Promising Era

It was a rough couple of decades for sports in New York, and not just because of the incessant losing. The last 20 years was an era of general ineptitude marked by a butt fumble, a Ponzi scheme, failed coaches, disgraced executives, a team hero getting dragged out of the arena by security and losing […]

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NBA All Star Game Predictions: Picks and Snubs

If you enjoy spirited discourse about N.B.A. All-Star matters, this is your year. There is the ongoing debate about the wisdom of holding even a scaled-down version of the event in Atlanta amid the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to disrupt the regular-season schedule. There is also the traditional wrangling over who should claim the 12 […]

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