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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 »

GIFs, NBA, sponsored01 / Dec 24, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Counting Down The Top 10 Moments From NBA Christmas Day: 2-1

Bernard King

The NBA isn’t like other professional sports in North America; they play on Christmas. Not only do they play, but the games on the national holiday signal a focal point for most NBA observers and double as the day when it’s finally appropriate to take stock of the first quarter of the NBA season. With Christmas approaching this week, we thought it would make sense to count down the 10 biggest Christmas Day moments in NBA history, culminating in our top two choices on Christmas Even 2014. That’s today, and here they areā€¦ Read More »

Video, We Reminisce / Aug 13, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarnation With Mavs

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Over a decade ago Vince Carter was mentioned in the same breath as Kobe Bryant. It seems crazy now, especially after Kobe’s five rings ran parallel to Carter’s now-five separate teams since leaving the Raptors in the lurch midway through the 2004-05 season (Nets, Suns, Magic, Mavs, and he signed with the Grizzlies last month). But a new mix published a couple days ago by Max Frishberg shows how resilient Carter has been despite his failure to meet somewhat unrealistic expectations after he burst onto the scene as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year during the strike-shortened 1999 season. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 13, 2014 / 4:31 pm

The 15 Worst Playoff Collapses In NBA History

Paul Pierce

Why do we watch? If the NBA were predictable, it would simply be boring. Yet, as we all know just from this postseason alone, expect the unexpected. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards each blew double-digit second-half leads to their opponents this weekend, allowing the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers to either tie the series or take a commanding series lead. Read More »

NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 15 Most Lopsided Trades In NBA History

Joe Johnson

The trade deadline truly brings out the worst in desperate franchises looking to make a hasty deal. The main facilitator behind huge deals made at the deadline is the fact that the main player the deal is surrounding may leave during free agency, leaving the team he plays for with nothing other than an open roster spot. Rather than risk that, teams will instead pull the trigger and trade their star player for what usually turns out to be a couple of draft picks, aging veterans or unproven players. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. 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 »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 10, 2013 / 12:30 am

Brooklyn Nets Set To Retire Jason Kidd’s No. 5 During Preseason

Jason Kidd

The Brooklyn Nets announced today they plan to retire Jason Kidd‘s No. 5 during an October 17th preseason game against the defending champion Heat on national television. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jul 9, 2013 / 2:00 pm

Vince Carter’s Top 10 Windmill Dunks Of His NBA Career

Vince Carter

Vince Carter, Dime #21

The young fellas don’t understand. They’re spoiled by YouTube and high definition and instant analysis and GIFs and Twitter. Back in the day, you had to hit up NBA.com for highlights, and then crane your neck to watch a pixelated video that was no bigger than your business card. Still, at least we were lucky enough to have that because if not, Vince Carter‘s legend wouldn’t be nearly as lethal. Read More »

NBA, Video, We Reminisce / Jun 7, 2013 / 12:30 pm

We Reminisce: The NBA’s Forgotten Star – Drazen Petrovic

Drazen Petrovic

Twenty years ago today, up-and-coming NBA star Drazen Petrovic was killed in a traffic accident just months before his 29th birthday. The 6-5 guard was coming off two straight seasons with the Nets that saw him average over 20 points per game. In his final season, he made the All-NBA Third Team while throwing up some Steve Nash-like shooting percentages (nearly 52 percent shooting, just under 45 percent from deep, and 87 percent from the line). Read More »