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Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov arrived at his team’s home opener Friday night in Brooklyn armed with a new catch-phrase: “Aiming for Amazing.”
It’s unclear whether the Russian billionaire was aware “Amazing” is already associated in these parts with a certain baseball team in Queens that hasn’t been so amazing in recent years.
Nonetheless, you get the idea Prokhorov expects big things from a team that is costing him a bundle in salaries. On paper, the Nets have a roster that gives Prokhorov reason to expect to be amazed. The Nets began their home opener against the Heat at Barclays Center by trotting out a starting five that sounded like an All-Star team: Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez. It wasn’t a Big Three. It was a Big Five.
And it was a banner night. The Nets held on for a 101-100 victory, ending a 13-game losing streak to the Heat. Allen Iverson, Geno Smith and Magic Johnson were among those at Barclays Center, along with various hip-ho...
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The NBA announced Saturday that they’ve fined Nets’ Andray Blatche $15,000 for making an obscene gesture (seen below) during the fourth quarter of Friday’s game against the Heat.
Brooklyn Nets center-forward Andray Blatche has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during the Nets 101-100 win over the Heat on Friday, Nov. 1, at Barclays Center, it was announced today...
Brooklyn Nets star Deron Williams says the key to beating the Miami Heat this year is to just believe. The Nets have lost their last 13 encounters with the two-time defending champion Heat. “I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last year,” Williams said during a sitdown with first-year Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd for ESPN’s “SportsCenter” conversation...
Brooklyn Nets reserve center Andray Blatche was fined $15,000 by the league for making an obscene gesture late in the team's 101-100 victory over the Miami Heat Friday night at Barclays Center, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn announced Saturday.
Blatche celebrated Joe Johnson's 3-pointer by making a gesture of a sexual nature on the sideline with 2:40...
The Barclays Center had a $4 million dollar lawsuit filed against it in Brooklyn federal court yesterday by luxury-box holders who claim the arena's staff is racist.Ludwig’s Drug Store, of Prospect Heights, purchased rights to the box for three years on October 10 for nearly $1 million – but employees claim that they’ve been treated worse than nosebleed shmoes ever since...
On Friday, the Nets halted a 13-game losing streak to the Heat, garnered their first win of the new season, and established themselves as a top team in the Eastern Conference. Not bad for a home opener
With the Brooklyn Nets facing the Orlando Magic in central Florida later today, I just wanted to wrap up Friday's home opener in Brooklyn since I wasn't able to...
Nets fans had been waiting for this game ever since draft night, when general manager Billy King made the biggest move of the offseason by bringing Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and their championship pedigrees to Brooklyn.
And on opening night at Barclays Center, the new-look Nets didn’t disappoint.
The Nets went toe-to-toe with the two-time defending champion Heat on Friday night...
The Heat vs Nets rivalry has heated up rather quickly with the addition of former Celtics transplants, Jason Terry, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce.
Friday, LeBron James added fuel to the fire with he refusal to discuss the Nets with the New York media just hours before tip-off.
According to the New York Daily News, James made it clear after the third Nets question he received that...
Although Paul Pierce is getting up their in NBA years, that doesn’t mean he can’t throw down a nasty slam dunk or two every once and awhile.
Check out the below video highlight from tonight’s Brooklyn Nets/Orlando Magic game as Pierce uses the crossover to get open and throw down a nasty two-handed jam:
Paul Pierce throws down monster dunk [The Brooklyn Game]
Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo skied up and threw down a massive, 360-degree dunk against the Brooklyn Nets. Here is video of the slam.
Believing you can do something, and actually going out and doing it are two different things.
Take Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets for instance.
While speaking to ESPNNewYork.com in advance of the Nets hosting the Heat Friday night, Williams says the Nets believe they are a better team then the Miami Heat.
“I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last...
After the mini war of words between the Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett and Miami Heat star LeBron James, it appears that the King decided to not answer anymore questions regarding that team up in Brooklyn.
Check out the below tweet from the ESPN Heat Index writer Brian Windhorst gets a definitive answer from the two-time champion:
LeBron: "I'm not answering any more...
Reebok has released it's new line of basketball shoes that will be worn by Jason Terry, Isaiah Thomas and Nerlens Noel (on the practice courts). Reebok Basketball debuts their new performance basketball campaign, Game Recognize Game, featuring Nerlens Noel, Isaiah Thomas, and Jason Terry. The spot features Reebok Basketball’s latest heritage inspired basketball collection...
As previously noted on That NBA Lottery Pick, if you happen to be sitting in courtside seats at an NBA game, you have to be ready for players to be flying at you.
Just a few moments ago, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett went flying into the courtside seats at the Barclays Center going for a loose ball against the Miami Heat:
Look out for flying KG!
Kevin Garnett image courtesy...
The Magic's lottery pick, Victor Oladipo, stole the show in Jason Kidd's coaching debut in a bad loss for the Nets
In what was most definitely a letdown from their huge win on Friday night in Brooklyn, the Nets got destroyed tonight by the Orlando Magic in Jason Kidd's head-coaching debut. With the odd early-evening timing of the game, maybe it was sleepiness...