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Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets Recap and Highlights (Video)

The Brooklyn Nets played host to the Boston Celtics at the Barclay’s Center on Friday night. The Nets came into the game hot, winners of 10 of their last 13 games, while the Celtics were riding high off Wednesday’s upset of the defending champion Miami Heat. Brooklyn controlled this one, heading into halftime with a 10-point lead, and then into the fourth with a 16-point cushion...
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Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King: Re-Signing Shaun Livingston in Offseason Is ‘Priority 1′

Shaun Livingston has been a pleasant surprise for the Brooklyn Nets this season, and much more. So much so that Nets general manager Billy King described re-signing the guard as “priority one” for Brooklyn this summer, according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post: Billy King says re-signing Shaun Livingston is "priority one." — Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March...
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Jason Collins Says ‘Knucklehead’ NBA Player Taunted Him For Being Gay

Jason Collins received a standing ovation last month when he became the NBA’s first active openly gay player, but it seems someone on the court hasn’t been so kind. The Brooklyn Nets center noted in a recent New York Daily News interview that he was the subject of gay taunts from an anonymous player. “One player, one knucklehead from another team,” Collins told the Daily...
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Jason Collins says he’s received gay insults from just ‘one player, one knucklehead’

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, who made history last spring as the first openly gay athlete in one of North America’s four major professional sports leagues, says he has received gay insults from just one player so far this season. From Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News: “One player, one knucklehead from another team,” Collins said. “He’s a knucklehead. So I...
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Jason Collins: One NBA player taunted me about being gay

The Brooklyn Nets signing of Jason Collins made news everywhere as Jason became the first openly gay man to suit up for an NBA team. So far, that’s been the extent of the story. But, Jason recently revealed that the journey hasn’t been all sunshine and cupcakes. Jason says that an NBA player on an opposing team allegedly trashed talk him regarding his sexuality. From the moment...
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Collins: One 'knucklehead' has targeted him with gay taunts

It’s been almost one month since Jason Collins stepped onto the court at Staples Center as the NBA’s first openly gay player. Since that groundbreaking moment, Collins — who signed two ten-day contract before being picked up by the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season — says he’s been ridiculed by only one opponent. He spoke with the New York Daily News about the...
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Jason Collins Refuses to Name NBA Player Who Taunted Him With Gay Slur

Jason Collins’ return to the NBA as an openly gay man has gone as pretty smooth as someone in his position can imagine.  His teammates have bee supportive and respectful. As well as the entire league as a whole. Collins admitted that there has been one sour moment.  In a conversation with the New York Daily News, Collins said that only “one knucklehead from an opposing team...
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Kevin Garnett Progressing With Back Injury, Expects To Return Soon

Kevin Garnett has not played since Feb. 27 due to back spasms but said Thursday that he is feeling better and expects to return soon. “These last five days I’m feeling better,” Garnett said. “[I’m] looking forward to getting back out there. Not going to go into details and specifics, but just know that I’m getting stronger, the process is going very well. “I had...
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NBA Rumors: Shaun Livingston seeking lucrative offer this summer

If we were to talk the possible candidates for the Most Improved Player Award then obviously Anthony Davis will take it home but Shaun Livingston should be involved in those talks.Image via Wikimedia CommonsShaun Livingston will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Nets are deep in the luxury tax while he is playing probably the best season of his career. The fact that...
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Livingston To Prioritize Long-Term Stability Over Less Lucrative Deals In Free Agency

Shaun Livingston is grateful to the Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd and the system that has contributed to his career season, and the veteran guard understands he could accept a more lucrative deal in free agency instead of a lesser offer from the Nets. “(My enjoyment with Brooklyn and how I fit) definitely plays a factor. You have to weigh your situations, your options. The reason...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andray Blatche made Alex Len look lost with this fake

I mean could you be any more lost Alex Len?
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Nets' Andrei Kirilenko misses practice, will be a game time decision for Wednesday

The Brooklyn Nets had an impressive 108-95 win on Sunday against the Phoenix Suns to improve their record to 34-31 on the season. The Nets played without Kevin Garnett for the eighth straight game. Now, as the Nets go down the home stretch into the post season, they may be without forward Andrei Kirilenko, who missed practice today with a bruised toe.Christopher Johnson via...
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NBA Update: Nets signed PG Jorge Gutierrez to second 10-day contract

Jorge Gutierrez is officially the fourth mexican player to play in the NBA. Horacio Llamas, Eduardo Najera and Gustavo Ayón are the other three.Image by: Neon Tommy via Wikimedia CommonsThe Brooklyn Nets signed the Mexican PG to a first 10-day contract on March 6 and Real GM already reported that he will stay for 10 more days. The Nets now have 4 point guards in Deron Williams,...
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Kevin Garnett out another week for Nets due to lingering back spasms

Kevin Garnett took two months to find a rhythm with the Nets, and that was after he called this season the most frustrating of his career. Now the 37-year-old center has been ruled out for the rest of the week because of the back spasms that Jason Kidd finally revealed Monday is more than just a day-to-day ailment. "I was tired of you guys asking me. So I held him back for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirilenko makes return; Garnett questionable for Monday

The Nets got one of their key injured players back Saturday, and another could soon follow. Andrei Kirilenko returned to the floor for the first time since leaving Sunday’s win over the Kings in Brooklyn with a sprained right ankle, scoring five points in 12 minutes in the Nets’ 101-94 loss to the Wizards at Verizon Center. “I felt OK,” said Kirilenko, who had missed two...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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