TAG: Deron Williams

NBA, Video / Jan 2, 2014 / 11:20 pm

Joe Johnson Beats The Thunder On The Buzzer-Beating Jumper

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets really needed a win in Oklahoma City tonight. Coach Jason Kidd has been under a lot of scrutiny since demoting assistant Lawrence Frank, and the Nets had lost five of their last seven to fall to 10-21, good for the No. 13 spot in the East, with only the Bucks and Knicks trailing. But Joe Johnson — despite a tough night shooting — nailed the step-back 20-footer over Serge Ibaka to provide the Nets a much-needed road victory. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 2, 2014 / 11:20 am

Nets To Debut NBA Nickname Jerseys Jan. 10 Against The Heat

Brooklyn Nets, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Paul Pierce

Brooklyn Nets, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Paul Pierce (photo. Brooklyn Nets)

The Brooklyn Nets will wear their nickname player jerseys during their January 10 game against the visiting Miami Heat, reports Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York. We already told you about the idea during the offseason, and Spike Lee revealed Ray Allen‘s “Jesus Shuttlesworth” jersey for the Heat, but now we know what three nicknames will be and when they’ll be worn (if the players are healthy). Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 23, 2013 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Nastiest Crossovers Of 2013, Starring Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

You know you have handles when the NBA releases a “best of 2013″ video and you’re on the top 10 three times. But that’s the life for Kyrie Irving, a cat so smooth and nice with the rock that he can make dudes fall during All-Star Weekend… when no one is playing defense. Cleveland’s star isn’t the only one dropping people on this list. Everyone from Nate Robinson to Lance Stephenson (this past weekend) is bringing the goods. Read More »

NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Most Dysfunctional Franchises In The NBA

Shaun Livingston, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson

Andrea Bargnani (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

If there’s one thing more entertaining than a franchise that has all of its bearings together and knows how to put out a great, watchable product, it’s a franchise that is capable of doing the exact opposite. A dysfunctional franchise is a gift to the casual NBA viewer in need of entertainment through the early, slower part of the regular season. Even though the team is usually bad — there are dysfunctional franchises that could put out a respectable team — it brings so much joy to watch a team struggle at some of the most simple aspects of the game. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The NBA’s 50 Biggest Sneakerheads On Instagram

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE

Damian Lillard adidas Crazyquick PE (photo. Instagram.com/damianlillard)

It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Dec 12, 2013 / 11:45 pm

D-Will Crosses Up Chris Paul Twice As The Nets Win Their 3rd Straight

Brook Lopez, Chris Paul, Deron Williams

There was a time — not so long ago — when NBA fans used to debate who was better: Chris Paul or Deron Williams? This was back when D-Will was running a pick-and-roll under Jerry Sloan in Utah, and CP3 was in The Big Easy. These days, Paul has inherited the moniker Point God while Williams has experienced a series of crushing ankle injuries. But tonight, when Williams’ Nets welcomed Paul’s Clippers, Deron reminded NBA fans what was once the best point rivalry in the league. Read More »

Playground, Video / Dec 12, 2013 / 10:00 am

Barclays Center Hosts Upcoming Red Bull Midnight Run Finals

Deron Williams

Round one of the Red Bull Midnight Run started half a year ago on the first day of June. Over the course of three months, in nine different cities, eight players were selected among the hundred best in each city by talent scouts such as John Wall and Anthony Davis. On January 10, following the Heat’s visit to face the Nets, those players are meeting in Brooklyn to decide which city will have the ultimate bragging rights. Read More »

NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 3:15 pm

10 NBA Players That Fell Off This Season

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (Photo. Gary Land)

With an NBA offseason that’s about five months long, it’s always curious how much can change in such a short amount of time. Some players can go from unknown names to All-Stars and other players may look like they left all their basketball talent on some beach somewhere. One must wonder if some of this drop in production is from a lack of offseason training, old age or just a loss of talent. Whatever the case is, this season has showcased a few players that have fallen off. Here are 10 of the most noticeable. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 6, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Fantasy Basketball: Buy Low, Sell High (12.6)

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving (photo. Instagram/k1irving)

BUY LOW KYRIE IRVING, Cleveland Cavaliers You’re still going to have to give up a lot in exchange for a stud like Irving, but owners are fed up with his underachieving and are certainly more likely to deal him now than they were at the beginning of the year. The former Rookie of the Year is shooting a career-low 40 percent from the field and the rise in assists that was talked about all summer simply hasn’t happened. He’s also experiencing dips in free throw percentage, three-pointers and steals. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Which Team Is Worse: The Knicks Or Nets?

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Dime #53

How did things get so bad so fast in New York? The Knicks have lost nine games in a row, and half their team is either hurt (Tyson Chandler), complaining (Carmelo Anthony) or involved in trade rumors (Iman Shumpert). Brooklyn is almost just as bad, a team with a handful of future Hall of Famers and only one goal (championship) sitting at 5-12. Read More »