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Dennis Schröder Says He’ll Give Away All His Kyrie Shoes After Their On-Court Scrap: ‘I Can’t Wear Them No More’

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting ready to try and make a massive run through the play-in and playoffs to defend their 2020 championship, starting with a showdown with the Warriors on Wednesday night for the 7-seed and a series with the Suns. L.A. is finally getting healthy at the right time, with LeBron James […]

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The Nets Clinched The 2-Seed In The East As Kyrie Irving Finished The 13th 50/40/90 Season In NBA History

The Brooklyn Nets locked up the 2-seed in the East on Sunday, dominating the Cavaliers in a 123-109 that secured that second spot and a matchup with the winner of the first play-in game between Washington and Boston. That also locks the Milwaukee Bucks into the 3-seed and a highly anticipated rematch in a playoff […]

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Kyrie Is Not Your Negro

Photo: Emilee Chinn (Getty Images) As Kyrie Irving made abundantly clear this weekend, the n-word isn’t for everybody. Advertisement While there are people like myself who can’t recall the last time they didn’t deploy it as a term of endearment, a convenient expression of excitement or confusion, or a final warning before violence ensues, there […]

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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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Brooklyn Nets Prepare for Inevitable Battle With Los Angeles Lakers by Acquiring Final Infinity Stone, LaMarcus Aldridge

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) As hoop heads wait for the inevitable championship showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, the Nets made a power move over the weekend with the acquisition of seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Advertisement Aldridge, who agreed to a buyout with his previous employer, the San Antonio Spurs, joins […]

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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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Nike Celebrates Black Women With Social Media Campaign, Pitch Competition and New Film ‘We Play Real’

Image: Nike “Black women are rarely recognized for the hard work they put in. It’s not just magic, they are the real thing.” I don’t think Nike could’ve put it any better. We all know sports help to bring us together. They also provide a platform to amplify important causes and draw attention to concerns […]

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Kyrie Irving, Vanessa Bryant Push for Kobe Bryant to Become the NBA’s New Logo

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) Once upon a time, back when black and white TVs were still a thing and the 3-point-line was not, there was a bad motherfucker who played for the Minneapolis Los Angeles Lakers. His name was Jerry West. With his tenacious defense, clutch shooting, and unparalleled work ethic, the East Bank, […]

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Ranking The NBA’s Best Big 3s Of The 2010s

Despite perceptions, NBA super-teams aren’t a new phenomenon. Countless teams over the past six decades have featured multiple All-Stars. Just look at the Bulls and Jazz of the 90s or the Lakers, Celtics, and Pistons of the 80s, and so on. The difference is that the formation of super-teams is a much more deliberate endeavor […]

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Steve Nash Calls Allen Iverson ‘Electrifying’ But Believes Kyrie Irving Is ‘More Skilled’

For a first-time head coach, Steve Nash has found himself with an embarrassment of riches. The Big 3 of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden is one of the most talented trios ever assembled, and because of that, the expectations for them going forward are astronomical. Nash and the Nets are already encountering some […]

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Kyrie Irving Wore A Kobe Jersey To Nets-Heat As A Tribute For The 1-Year Anniversary Of Bryant’s Death

Tuesday, January 26 will mark the one year anniversary of the tragic helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and nine others in Los Angeles. It was a day few will ever forget, from the initial shock and disbelief to the tributes and stories that poured out in the days the followed. Bryant’s […]

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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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Charles Barkley’s Harden Trade Analysis: KD Went From The Splash Brothers To The Dribble Brothers

In the hours after the four-team blockbuster trade that ended with James Harden in Brooklyn, Victor Oladipo in Houston, Caris LeVert in Indiana, Jarrett Allen in Cleveland and the Rockets with a blank slate, many have weighed in with analysis on all sides. Not to be outdone, TNT’s Inside The NBA crew broke it all […]

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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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‘I’m Grateful for All You Young Leaders’: Kyrie Irving Pays Tuition for Students at HBCU Lincoln University

Photo: Emilee Chinn (Getty Images) Kyrie Irving is a complicated, if not polarizing, dude. He’s declared war against the media, opened fire at former teammate LeBron James, and once upon a time was a vehement flat-Earther. But despite his shortcomings, he’s also used his tremendous wealth and resources to provide $1.5 million in financial assistance […]

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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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Kyrie Irving Praised Becky Hammon Making History: ‘It’s A Genderless Society That’s Going On In 2020’

Becky Hammon made history with the Spurs on Wednesday night, becoming the first woman ever to be a head coach in an NBA game. When Kyrie Irving was asked about it after Nets practice on Thursday, he praised Hammon and chuckled that he was glad that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich got ejected and cleared the […]

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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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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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KD And Kyrie Outscored The Warriors By Themselves In The First Quarter Of The Nets Opener

The Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors took center stage in the first matchup of the 2020-21 NBA regular season on Tuesday evening. While there was significant anticipation on both sides, it was the Nets that exploded out of the gate, rewarding believers in their upside with a dynamic and explosive performance that showcased […]

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Once Again It’s On: Here Are the Storylines to Keep an Eye On as the NBA Makes Its Triumphant Return

Photo: Al Bello (Getty Images) Damn, the NBA is back already?! I know, I know; it’s only been 72 days since the Lakers emerged victorious over the Miami Heat, but when your 2019-20 season is derailed by a global pandemic, you’ve gotta make some major sacrifices to get the NBA schedule back on track. And […]

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Kyrie Irving’s Sage-Burning At TD Garden May Have Helped As The Nets Beat The Celtics

It’s been a banner week for Kyrie Irving. After calling the media “pawns” and refusing to participate in his media responsibilities, Kyrie earned a hefty fine and, of course, drew the ire of many in the world of sports reporting. That included Charles Barkley, who went particularly hard at Kyrie on Friday and what he […]

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The Baffling, Years-Long Beef Between Kyrie Irving and NBA Media, Explained

Photo: Mike Lawrie (Getty Images) When it’s a sport’s offseason and an athlete’s name trends as often as Kyrie Irving’s does—well, an athlete not named LeBron James—it’s usually because of an injury, a trade, or perhaps even some legal issue. Kyrie, however, seems to always be in the news because of…a podcast and a couple […]

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