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R.I.P BrooklyKnight... Now What?

Late on July 9, Grantland’s Zach Lowe, noted mascot aficionado, broke some news that made a bunch of Nets fans happy: the BrooklyKnight, the Marvel-created mascot who was most known for looking like a Power Ranger, scaring children, and missing dunks, would not be returning for the 2014-15 season.Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot he will not return next season, may place...
Via Nets Take Over
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA proposes new draft lottery system, is it better?

Can it really be fixed?At the competition committee meetings in Las Vegas this past week the NBA set forth a plan to revise its draft lottery.In the current system the team with the league's worst record has a 25% chance of getting the top pick, the second worst a 19.9% chance, third worst 15.6% and fourth worst 11.9%.  Only the top three picks are actually determined by ping...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt didn’t know LeBron was coming until it was official

Zach Lowe has a really great interview with David Blatt over at Grantland. It’s well worth your time to read the whole thing, but I was pretty surprised to hear just how little Blatt knew about the LeBron James situation before it became official in Lee Jenkins’ post at SI’s website. For one thing, Blatt tells Lowe that they didn’t even use LeBron’s name when discussing...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

RIP Brooklyn Knight

The Brooklyn Nets decided to put an end to their mascot, the Brooklyn Knight. The Brooklyn Knight was, how can I say this, a complete joke. It was a sad attempt by the franchise to capitalize on the wildly popular comic hero genre by creating a mascot complete with silver armor plating and a “B” chest logo. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot he will not return next...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets have killed off their ridiculous mascot

The Brooklyn Nets committed something of a mercy killing on Wednesday when the team announced that its much-maligned, completely ridiculous and absurdly cheesy mascot, BrooklyKnight, will not be returning next season. Grantland’s Zach Lowe was the first to break the sobering — but welcome — news on Twitter. Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot […] The post The BrooklyKnight...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Q. So, how much do you think the Brooklyn Nets lost last season?

A. Zach Lowe of Grantland estimates that the Nets lost $144 million in basketball operations last season.The basketball side of the Nets’ business is projected to have lost $144 million over the 2013-14 season, according to a confidential memo the league sent to all 30 teams in early June. (Grantland has reviewed and verified the memo with a half-dozen sources.) If that strikes...
Via Bob's Blitz
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blowing Money Fast: The Brooklyn Nets blew $144 million last season

  Grantland’s NBA writer Zach Lowe recently published an exclusive article about the brazen power play Jason Kidd used to acquire more money from the Brooklyn Nets, which ultimately landed him with the Milwaukee Bucks.  While that situation is still one of the most bizarre to occur on the coach’s level, it’s what Lowe disclosed about the economics of many NBA teams, especially...
Via All Sports Everything
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics don’t have much interest in Lance Stephenson

Grantland’s Zach Lowe has a comprehensive breakdown of Lance Stephenson’s game and potential suitors in free agency. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Stephenson’s potential and moxy. Lowe lists Charlotte, Detroit and Indiana as the best possibilities to sign Stephenson. The Nuggets and Pelicans are also in the mix. It’s believed he’ll get offers approaching $10 million...
Via Red's Army
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre The Pelican Is Getting A Makeover To Become Less Scary

Grantland’s Zach Lowe is reporting that the New Orleans Pelicans have finally admitted to designing the world’s scariest mascot, and thus will be giving Pierre the Pelican a makeover to turn him into something far less scary. The new Pierre will hopefully be ready in time for All-Star Weekend in the Big Easy, which, for small children attending games, can’t come soon enough...
Via Next Impulse Sports
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Lowe Leaving SI For Grantland

Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated will join Grantland on October 1st.
Via RealGM
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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