Found April 09, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day. 1:  Philly Phree-fall The Philadelphia 76'ers fall from grace is complete.  Once upon a time they fought for legitimacy among the Eastern Conference elite.  Now, they're tied with the New York Knicks and one game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks in a fight for the last playoff spot.   They were crushed by the Celtics last night and now find themselves three full games out of the division lead they'd held from the moment the doors opened on this season.   Philly has a lot of nice pieces on its roster, but there's no "head" on the body to make it go.  Andre Iguodala might seem like a prime candidate to become that leader, but he is either unwilling or unable to assume that mantle right now.  That leaves the Sixers with some decisions to make.  Will they, once their season ends, make a move to try to bring that kind of leader in?  Or will they hope certain player...

Nets owner planning to 'crush' Mark Cuban in kickboxing

Net owner Mikhail Prokhorov is serious about keeping New Jersey star Deron Williams with the Nets after this year. So serious, in fact, that he's started talking smack to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the New York Daily News reports. "Let the best man win," Prokhorov said Tuesday. "If he wins, I will crush him with the kickboxing throwdown." Cuban and his deep...

Cavs run out of gas in overtime loss to Nets

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Gerald Green scored a season-high 32 points, including a clutch 3-pointer with 36.7 seconds left in regulation and a high-flying dunk in overtime, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 122-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Anthony Morrow scored 24 points, Deron Williams had 18 points and 10 assists and Kris Humphries added 16 points and 11...

The Gerald Green Show, A Highly-Anticipated Spectacle

Just a few days ago, during one of my aimless journeys through the back roads of the internet, I came across this article from a blog called The Point Forward, part of  It caught my eye because the bold lettering included the name “Gerald Green.”  While I don’t agree with the author’s sentiment on Green’s shot selection (he shoots 50%—47% from mid-range—for...

Prokhorov meets Williams, believes Nets will win

New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has met with Deron Williams to discuss his future with the NBA team, but the Russian tycoon refused to say whether the All-Star guard gave any indication whether he would opt out of his contract after this season. Prokhorov said both men have a tremendous desire to win which is something the Nets did not do enough this season. They are on...

Nets sign G Armon Johnson to 10-day contract

The New Jersey Nets have signed guard Armon Johnson to a 10-day contract. Nets general manager Billy King announced the signing Monday, a day after the team did not renew a 10-day contract for forward Dennis Horner. Horner will return to Springfield to help the Nets D-League team when the playoffs start this week. Johnson played in one game with Portland this season before being...

Mikhail Prokhorov says he’ll crush Mark Cuban in kickboxing over Deron Williams

Mikhail Prokhorov spoke to the media Tuesday at the construction site of the Barclays Center which will be the Nets’ new home in Brooklyn. Prokhorov has been somewhat of a mystery man since buying the team two years ago. Although he was initially vocal and present for some Nets games, he was consumed with running for presidency in Russia and became an absent figure. Luckily for...

Cautious Nets Shut Center Brook Lopez Down For Rest Of Season

With the New Jersey Nets eliminated from making the Post Season and with just nine games to play before they head home until next October; “The Star-Ledger” has reported that they have decided to shut starting center Brook Lopez down for the balance of the campaign. It has been a star-crossed season for the talented big man as injuries kept him on the sidelines except for five...

Nets F Wallace exits with calf injury

New Jersey Nets forward Gerald Wallace left Sunday's win over the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a strained left hamstring. Wallace was hurt on a dunk during the second quarter and did not return to the game. Acquired from Portland at the trade deadline, Wallace was averaging 15.5 points in 12 games with the Nets entering play Sunday.

Kanye West Disses Kris Humphries Over Failed Relationship With Kim Kardashian

Perhaps Kanye West was a little bit jealous of Nets center Kris Humphries and his relationship with Kim Kardashian. Whatever it was, West felt the need to express his feelings in his new song "Theraflu." Humphries, meanwhile, is totally over Kardashian and wants to put their failed, 72-day marriage behind him, according to Even though Humphries' divorce from...

76ers-Nets Preview

The scuffling Philadelphia 76ers could surprisingly soon find themselves on the outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Their upcoming efforts against the New Jersey Nets could go a long way toward determining whether they ultimately stay in. Road-weary Philadelphia tries to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat Tuesday night as it faces New Jersey in the first of three matchups...
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