Tag: BROOKLYN NETS

Iman Shumpert Comes Through in the Clutch to Become 1st NBA Player to Win Dancing With the Stars

Iman Shumpert Becomes 1st NBA Player to Win Dancing With the Stars Throughout his stint on the show, the six-five baller received plenty of praise from the NBA community. But one of his loudest and proudest supporters throughout his journey was former teammate LeBron James, who made it a point to publicly express his admiration […]

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Some With The Sixers Reportedly Want To Keep Ben Simmons Until The Offseason To Try And Get James Harden Again

The Philadelphia 76ers continue to navigate the 2021-22 season without Ben Simmons on the floor, even as he remains on the roster. On Thursday, a report emerged indicating that Daryl Morey and the 76ers have a list of players they would consider in a swap for Simmons that happens to be 30 names deep. At […]

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Steph Curry Got MVP Chants In Brooklyn As The Warriors Annihilated The Nets

Two of the top five teams in the NBA this season faced off in a nationally televised spot on Tuesday evening, with the Brooklyn Nets welcoming the Golden State Warriors to Barclays Center. By tip-off, the Nets were actually narrow betting favorites but, by the fourth quarter, Golden State held a commanding lead and sent […]

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Why the ‘Scariest’ Night Didn’t Keep LaMarcus Aldridge Out of the N.B.A.

This is my comfort zone. This is my safe space. We go to war together. We’re in the trenches together. We’re battling together. So then you get that extra chemistry. You get that extra connection with them. But no, they would definitely tell you, other than that, I’m pretty quiet. On the bus, I don’t […]

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Kyrie Irving Won’t Be Able To Play Next Year As New York’s Incoming Mayor Won’t Change The Vaccine Mandate

One of Kyrie Irving’s final remaining paths to potentially being able to play for the Brooklyn Nets this season without getting a COVID-19 vaccine was effectively closed off on Friday night. New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams appeared on CNN on Friday and got asked by Wolf Blitzer about the city’s vaccine mandate, which is […]

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Nets Owner Joe Tsai Says He Hasn’t Spoke To Kyrie Irving Since Deciding He Wouldn’t Play While Unvaccinated

The Brooklyn Nets are without the services of Kyrie Irving, and it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change any time soon. Irving is not vaccinated against COVID-19, and because of a mandate put in place by New York City, he’s unable to participate in the team’s home games. While he could play in most […]

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Jay-Z Grants The World Another Meme-Worthy Moment After His Drink Got Spilled On Him

For the third consecutive game, Jay-Z could be found courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game, attending the team’s matchup against the Miami Heat, which they lost 93-106. His appearance shouldn’t be a surprise: He’s there often, and he’s also a co-owner of the team. But a funny moment involving him occurred during the game, and […]

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Anti-Vaxx Protesters In Support Of Kyrie Irving Tried Storming Barclays Center Before The Nets’ Home Opener

The Brooklyn Nets began the home portion of their 2021-22 schedule on Sunday afternoon by playing host to the Charlotte Hornets at Barclays Center. The game, of course, is being played without Kyrie Irving, as the All-Star guard is sitting at home due to his decision to not comply with New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine […]

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The Sixers And Nets Haven’t Called One Another About A Potential Ben Simmons And Kyrie Irving Trade

There is a seemingly pretty logical solution to the Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving situations in Philadelphia and Brooklyn: Just trade the two players for one another. According to a new report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, though, this is not going to happen any time soon, because the two teams have not been in […]

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Guess Who’s Bizzack?

Exactly 91 days after the Milwaukee Bucks put the Phoenix “Robert Sarver Is Cheaper Than Dollar Tree Bath Towels” Suns out of their misery in the finals, the NBA kicked off its season opener by passing out some snazzy party favors: G/O Media may get a commission “We’re part of history,” Giannis Antetokounmpo told reporters. […]

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James Harden Explained Why He Didn’t Sign An Extension Even Though He Doesn’t ‘Plan On Leaving’ The Nets

Dating back to mid-August, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks expressed the view that he was “very confident” in the team reaching contract extensions with Kyrie Irving and James Harden. While Irving’s situation changed drastically since those comments were made, Harden did not reach an extension with the Nets before opening night. Brooklyn still remains […]

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N.B.A. Eastern Conference Preview: The Bucks Aren’t Finished Yet

Here lie the N.B.A.’s most compelling story lines. Potential contenders in the Eastern Conference scrambled during the off-season to assemble teams fit to knock off Giannis Antetokounmpo — now with a new, improved jump shot? — and the reigning N.B.A. champion Milwaukee Bucks. Even the conference’s perennial bottom feeders built rosters that will demand attention […]

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The Nets Had a Chance to Win Over New York. Now, They’ll Try Again.

Right after the final buzzer sounded on Game 7 between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Nets during the N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference semifinals last spring, Giovannie Cruz had to leave his house in Elizabeth, N.J., and go to a nearby park. Cruz, an avowed Nets fan for most of his 39 years, had watched the game […]

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Kevin Durant On Kyrie Irving Not Playing: ‘What’s Being Mad Going To Do? We’re Not Going To Change His Mind’

The Brooklyn Nets will tip-off the 2021-22 NBA season on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, as they watch the Bucks raise a championship banner on ring night. Next October, the Nets hope it will be them hosting the league’s opening game and raising a banner of their own, but to get there they will, at least […]

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Kyrie Irving ‘Has No Plans To Be Vaccinated’ Despite The Nets Saying He Can’t Join The Team Until He Is

Kyrie Irving has no plans to join the Brooklyn Nets any time soon. According to a new report, Irving will not receive a vaccine to protect himself and those around him from COVID-19 even though the team announced on Tuesday that he will not be allowed to participate in any activities until he does. As […]

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Brooklyn Nets Tell Kyrie Irving ‘You Ain’t Gotta Go Home, But You Gotta Get the Hell Up Outta Here’—Until He Gets Vaccinated

Kyrie Irving Prohibited From Games, Practices Over Vaccination Status G/O Media may get a commission Wow. As we’ve reported ad nauseam at The Root, the exact moment when Kyrie cemented his status as one of the biggest headaches in the history of the league—and no, it wasn’t when he insisted the earth was flat—was when New […]

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New York City Cleared Kyrie Irving To Practice At The Nets’ Facility, But He Still Can’t Play In Home Games

The Brooklyn Nets will be able to have Kyrie Irving around in a limited capacity when the team is on its home turf. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Irving received the go ahead from New York City to be able to practice at the team’s facility in Brooklyn, as the local government determined […]

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Report: The Nets Could Have To Make ‘Hard Decisions’ On Kyrie Irving’s Future If He Won’t Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

In late September, rumblings began to emerge that Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving had not received the COVID-19 vaccine despite a local New York mandate that indicates players would miss games and other team activities if unvaccinated. Similarly, Andrew Wiggins faced a similar circumstance with the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco before ultimately choosing […]

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Kyrie Irving Could Lose Up To $15 Million If He Doesn’t Get The COVID Vaccine And Misses Home Games

According to a report from ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Bobby Marks, the NBA and NBPA have agreed to reduce a player’s salary by 1/91.6 for each game they miss as a result of being unvaccinated, a conclusion that projects to impact Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving. This decision prices in preseason, regular season, and postseason […]

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NBA Vaccine Skeptics Speak Out

More than 90 percent of N.B.A. players have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the league, and all referees and key team personnel without exemptions will be, too, by the season’s start in three weeks. But a few high-profile players, including the Nets star guard Kyrie Irving, have expressed skepticism about vaccines or been evasive […]

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