TAG: Brook Lopez

Video / Jan 23, 2015 / 12:45 am

Watch DeAndre Jordan Posterize Brook Lopez And Scream To The Gods

DeAndre Jordan, Brook Lopez

DeAndre Jordan was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field against the Nets on Thursday night and also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards. But all anyone is going to be talking about is when he elevated over Brook Lopez for a mighty alley-oop throw down off the Chris Paul lob. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2015 / 3:15 pm

Report: OKC-Nets Talks Falter; Rockets Are Now Interested In Brook — Huh?

Brook Lopez, Dwight Howard

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Nets-Thunder talks have disintegrated because for Brooklyn, “there was nothing we liked.” But Woj also said that Houston had inquired about Brook Lopez‘s services, which is weird because they already have a center; his name is Dwight Howard — in case you’ve forgotten about him during his disappointing opening half to the 2014-15 season. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 16, 2015 / 11:30 am

Report: Three-Team Trade Nixed, But OKC Could Still Get Brook Lopez

Kendrick Perkins, Brook Lopez

Welp, it seems the Nets weren’t interested in Brooklyn’s Born Ready. After reports surfaced last night of a proposed three-team swap sending Brook Lopez to Oklahoma City, Jarrett Jack and Jeremy Lamb to Charlotte and Lance Stephenson to Brooklyn, it fell apart today because of Brooklyn’s unwillingness to take on Stephenson. But the Thunder are determined to get Brook and his fragile foot, and they could still receive the Nets center in exchange for Kendrick Perkins. You read that right. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 15, 2015 / 10:00 pm

Report: Thunder Targeting Brook Lopez In Potential Three-Team Trade

Brook Lopez, Steven Adams

The Oklahoma City Thunder might not be done dealing just yet. Just a week after acquiring Dion Waiters from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sam Presti and company are reportedly in discussions with the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets on a three-team trade that would land them former All-Star center Brook Lopez. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 15, 2015 / 10:00 am

Report: Heat Are Eyeing Brook Lopez In A Trade

Chris Bosh, Brook Lopez

If this rumor had confronted the masses a year ago, everyone would have lost their mind because last year’s Heat team really needed a big man. This year, Miami is obviously without LeBron, and nobody expects them to challenge for much of anything — even in the East. Still, ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk says the Heat are interested in Nets big man Brook Lopez, one of Brooklyn’s three stars they’re looking to unload in a fire sale before ownership changes hands. Read More »

NBA / Jan 9, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Video: Brook Lopez Drives For Tomahawk Dunk Over Nerlens Noel

Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez is hardly known for his explosive athleticism. But that doesn’t mean the Brooklyn Nets behemoth can’t throw down when the time calls for it. Watch Lopez get his defender in the air and attack Nerlens Noel at the rim for a soaring tomahawk dunk in his team’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 2, 2015 / 5:00 pm

Brook Lopez May Have An In To Play A Wookiee In The Next Star Wars Movie

Brook Lopez, Chewbacca

Last month Brook Lopez admitted to the Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News he’s a huge fan of Star Wars. The seven-foot Nets center has been having a hard time recently coming off the bench as Lionel Hollins attempts to shake the Nets out of their season-long slumber; Brook even recorded his first scoreless game against Indiana on Dec. 27. But there’s good news on the horizon, Lopez might get a chance to actually appear in the next Star Wars release as a Woikee (think Chewbacca, if you were too busy getting laid in high school to remember what a Wookiee is). Read More »

Latest News / Dec 9, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Nets Are Shopping Stars, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams & Brook Lopez

Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez

The Brooklyn Nets are off to an 8-11 start this season, which is a far cry from title contention — a supposed goal when owner Mikhail Prokhorov moved the team to Brooklyn. They’re still in better shape than last season’s calamitous 10-21 start under now-departed coach Jason Kidd — who is working wonders in Milwaukee. Despite a better opening to the season, sources tell ESPN.com the Nets have made stars Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson available in trade talks, as an attempt to retool, but without sacrificing wins. Read More »

GIFs / Nov 13, 2014 / 11:15 am

GIF: Eric Bledsoe Crosses Up D-Will & Switches Hands Mid-Air For Layup

Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe, Deron Williams

Bench guards Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas led the Suns to a 112-104 win over the visiting Nets last night with 28 and 21 points, respectively. Because they were playing so well, Eric Bledsoe played less than half the game. Still, on this high screen by Markieff Morris, his move on Deron Williams and mid-air switching of hands was borderline Jordanesque. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »