TAG: Brooklyn Nets

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 »

GIFs / Jan 14, 2015 / 8:00 pm

Video: Mason Plumlee Abuses Zach Randolph With Spin, 180-Degree Jam

Zach Randolph, Mason Plumlee

There’s not much to like about the Brookyn Nets’ season, but the recent play of Mason Plumlee has been a shining bright spot nonetheless. The uber-athletic sophomore put his burgeoning skill-set on display in the early going of Wednesday’s game versus the Memphis Grizzlies, abusing Zach Randolph on the block with a quick baseline spin and finishing with a powerful 180-degree slam. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 13, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Report: Mikhail Prokhorov Puts Nets Up For Sale

Mikhail Prokhorov

The Brooklyn Nets were supposed to compete for championships after scary Russian oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov purchased the team in May of 2010 with plans to move them to Brooklyn (where he also procured a 45 percent stake in the Barclays Center). Since then, the Nets have only managed to win a single playoff series while spending more than any other team in the NBA. According to a report from Bloomberg’s Scott Soshnick, Prokhorov has retained investment banking advisory firm Evercore Partners to help sell the team. Read More »

Smack / Jan 13, 2015 / 11:00 am

Video: Knicks Stage Kiss Cam Betrayal As Ignored Woman Kisses Another Man

Knicks Kiss Cam

We don’t ever attend Knicks or Nets games despite being headquartered in New York. Yes, we’re probably shirking our journalistic duties, and basketball is always better in-person, but we just can’t cover all the delicious NBA action when we’re covering a single game live. It’s almost a relief too because New York team’s (the Knicks and Nets) have dropped their last 21 games. Perhaps that’s why the Knicks planted a parodic two-timing scene on their kiss cam late last week. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Jan 12, 2015 / 9:30 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett Ejected For Head-Butting Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett

Oh man, Kevin Garnett is working through something in Brooklyn these days. I think he misses Paul. During the first quarter of the Nets-Rockets game tonight, a routine rebound and whistle on KG turned into a scrum with Dwight Howard that reached an apex (or nadir) when KG thrust his head into Howard’s face after spiking the ball at him. 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 »

Latest News / Jan 8, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Tests Reveal Deron Williams Has Fractured Rib; Out Indefinitely

Deron Williams

The injury Deron Williams suffered against the Miami Heat on Sunday has turned out to be much more than minor. After feeling additional pain early in the Brooklyn Nets’ loss to the Boston Celtics last night and undergoing further testing today, Williams was diagnosed with a fractured rib and is out indefinitely. Read More »

Video / Jan 5, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Watch Kevin Garnett Explain His Maniacal Basketball “Fandom”

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (photo. YESNetwork YouTube)

Kevin Garnett isn’t most basketball fans. Instead of simply marveling at the world’s greatest athletes competing in the world’s greatest sport, the Brooklyn Nets big man says he approaches watching hoops the same way he does playing them – with a maniacal and relentless intensity that exhibits his undying love for the game. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Jan 5, 2015 / 3:00 pm

The Trade That May Have Doomed The Nets

Deron Williams

I remember February 24, 2011 like it was yesterday. I was on vacation with my family when I received an ESPN update, telling me the Nets had traded Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, two first-round draft picks and cash to the Utah Jazz for Deron Williams. Williams was coming off back-to-back All-Star seasons and averaging a career high in points (21.3) and assists (9.7) that season. He was my favorite non-Net in the NBA. I couldn’t have been more excited.

Less than five years later, I can’t stand D-Will and can’t wait for Brooklyn to ship his overrated behind somewhere else. Read More »

Smack / Jan 3, 2015 / 2:15 pm

Video: Kevin Garnett Yells “I’m Good! I’m Good” As Channing Frye Air-Balls

Kevin Garnett

The influence of communication knows no bounds in basketball. Kevin Garnett can attest to that reality more than anyone. In a play encapsulating the 38 year-old’s current impact and career-long zeal for competition, watch KG repeatedly yell “I’m good! I’m good!” while defending the Orlando Magic’s Channing Frye in the post and goading him into an air-ball – as the Brooklyn Nets lead by double-digits late in the fourth quarter. Read More »