TAG: Jason Kidd

NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 3:30 pm

The 5 Most Dysfunctional Franchises In The NBA

Shaun Livingston, Kevin Garnett, Joe Johnson

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 »

High School / Dec 5, 2013 / 4:45 pm

The 25 Most Hyped High School Basketball Recruits Of All Time

Kobe Bryant

We all remember the players from high school that were the hyped uncontrollably, right? You know, the ones that were given notoriety few players at any level can match. From nationally televised games to documentaries, some were given the red carpet treatment even before they attended their senior prom. There are the ones who lived up to it and, well, the ones that fall short. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Dec 4, 2013 / 3:15 pm

“There Was Always Friction” Between Jason Kidd & Lawrence Frank Says Jay Williams

Jason Kidd

The news that Nets head coach Jason Kidd had demoted top assistant coach Lawrence Frank might seem shocking to some, but for former Duke and Bulls star and current ESPN analyst, Jay Williams, it was no surprise. That’s because Williams witnessed their tense relationship first-hand at training camp with the Nets. Read More »

NBA / Dec 3, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Which Team Is Worse: The Knicks Or Nets?

Carmelo Anthony

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 »

NBA, Smack / Nov 19, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Coach Kidd Says It’s “Just Bad Coaching” After Slow Nets Start & Most Everyone Agrees

Jason Kidd

Similar to their crosstown rivals, the Nets have been underwhelming this season, winning only three of their first 10 games and playing abysmal on both sides of the ball. New coach Jason Kidd, blames himself, and everyone basically agrees with his self-critique. Read More »

NBA / Oct 25, 2013 / 2:30 pm

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets

(photo. Instagram/dwill8)

With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.

Next up, a Nets team that’s thinking nothing but title after a big offseason. Read More »

NBA / Oct 23, 2013 / 8:30 pm

Curry, Howard, D-Rose & The Nets Featured On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated’s NBA Preview Issue

Sports Illustrated 2013-14 NBA Preview Covers

The 2013-14 NBA season is less than a week away, and that means Sports Illustrated is writing their NBA season preview. Who made the cover in an offseason with so many big moves? Well SI was smart and decided to release four separate covers featuring Dwight Howard (flanked by Hakeem Olajuwon and Kevin McHale), Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, and the new look Brooklyn Nets. Read More »

NBA / Oct 21, 2013 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: The Battle For NYC

Nets, Knicks

With the NBA season barely a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re beginning with what should be a fun back-n-forth war: The Battle For NYC between the Knicks and Nets… Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 10:45 am

We Watch The Brooklyn Nets Dominate The Miami Heat

HeatNets

Last night, we were at the Barclays Center as the 2-time defending champion Heat visited the Brooklyn Zoo to take on the new-look Nets. Before the game, Jason Kidd‘s jersey was raised to the rafters during a touching tribute. With Wade out, and the Heat looking lethargic, the Nets — and bench big man Andray Blatche — dominated for long stretches against the champs. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 14, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Nets Coach Jason Kidd Says “It’s Great” Mirza Teletovic & Andray Blatche Scuffled At Practice

Andray Blatche

The Nets have a lot of new faces in Brooklyn this year as Mikhail Prokhorov goes all in to bring the first championship to the Nets franchise after they merged with the NBA. With all the new faces, it’s understandable that some players wouldn’t get along. Mirza Teletovic and Andray Blatche got into a scuffle during practice yesterday, and like most fights in the NBA, no punches were thrown. Read More »