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Brooklyn Nets Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s favorite Star Wars character is E.T., not technically wrong

Everybody has a favorite Star Wars character. Some people prefer the humble Luke Skywalker, others like the cocky Han Solo or the evil Sith lord Darth Vader. There’s practically an endless number of choices, and they’re all right. The Brooklyn Nets thought they’d capitalize on the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and asked some of their players who their favorite...
Via The Comeback
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic rout Nets 105-82 for first victory in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points, Elfrid Payton had 17 and the Orlando Magic beat the Nets 105-82 on Monday night for their first victory in Brooklyn. Tobias Harris had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Magic, who had dropped all six games here since the Nets moved for the 2012-13 season. They had little trouble in this one, going ahead just before halftime and...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets face tough decisions with the direction of franchise

The Nets aren’t good, but owe their 1st round pick to Boston, making the decision to begin the rebuilding process all the more difficult. The Brooklyn Nets are the most depressing team in the NBA, they are not only bad but as we have all been told on numerous occasions they do not own their pick. Boston will be the benefits of the hideous seasons the Nets are undergoing and this...
Via The Lottery Mafia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce finds legs, gets up for an uncommon dunk vs. Nets

Someone call Ponce de Leon: Paul Pierce found the Fountain of Youth. The 38-year-old Los Angeles Clippers forward turned on the jets — both the speedy kind and the ones that lift you up, apparently — and blew past a bunch of Brooklyn Nets for a left-handed slam on Saturday night. Paul Pierce just rolled back the clock with a drive and slam (that didn't count) https://t...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan soars for one-handed alley-oop dunk against Nets

As you probably know by now, the Los Angeles Clippers sometimes go by the Lob City nickname and today, DeAndre Jordan showed off his aerial abilities. In the second quarter against the Brooklyn Nets, Clippers guard Chris Paul was able to toss up a beautiful alley-oop pass that Jordan was able to throw down with one hand: Lob City, everybody! *** Jordan Alley-Oop Dunk [Los Angeles...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets misspell the Hebrew on their own Jewish Heritage Night

The Brooklyn Nets celebrated Hanukkah Thursday night for their game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a whole bunch of Judaism-themed activities. They even had a game between kids and Rabbis at halftime. That’s all well and good, but they did have one tiny faux pax. They were selling shirts saying “Represent Brooklyn” in Hebrew, but the Hebrew was misspelled. The error eventually...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers-Nets Preview

Playing at home or on the road has made all the difference for the Brooklyn Nets. That's also been the case when they face the Los Angeles Clippers. No Eastern Conference team has been better on its home floor over the past month than the Nets, a team against which Los Angeles has one road win since the turn of the century. Blake Griffin and the Clippers have never tasted success...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets blow Jewish Heritage Night t-shirt with misspelling (pic)

The Brooklyn Nets held the team’s Jewish Heritage Night on Thursday at Barclays Center. And while the team’s intentions were noble, one slip-up resulted in the Nets having egg on their face. A t-shirt printed up by the team to commemorate the evening and available for purchase was intended to have “Represent Brooklyn” printed on them written in Hebrew. The trouble was the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bargnani scores season-best 23, Nets beat 76ers 100-91

NEW YORK (AP) Andrea Bargnani scored a season-high 23 points, Thaddeus Young had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 100-91 on Thursday night. Brooklyn won for the sixth time in its last seven home games. Philadelphia fell to 0-13 on the road. Shane Larkin scored 14 points and Bojan Bogdanovic had 10 for the Nets. Jahlil Okafor had 22...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets defeat Sixers in ugly fashion, 100-91

Two of the weaker teams in not only the Eastern Conference, but the entire NBA faced off on Thursday evening at the Barclays Center. Having won three of their last five games, the Nets were looking to add another win against the league’s worst team, the 76ers. After some sluggish play on both ends the game remained relatively close throughout the game’s entirety. Despite a back...

Shane Larkin soars for block on Jerian Grant (Video)

Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin stands at only 5'11", but he displayed an impressive vertical leap as he soared for this block on New York Knicks guard Jerian Grant during Friday night's name at the Barclays Center. Larkin had 6 points, 3 steals, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, and that block in 23 minutes of action off the bench. However, the Knicks came away with the 108-91 victory. H...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis: 'Our fans are better than Brooklyn's fans'

With the New York Knicks set to to take on the Brooklyn Nets Friday night, New York City is set to see the first "battle of the borough's" this season. Although not much attention has been given to the matchup in recent years, Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis appears determined to change that. Kristaps Porzingis is into this Knicks-Nets game: "I know our fans are better than...
Via Yardbarker
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Deron Williams drop 30 points in vintage performance

Deron Williams helped the Mavs pull off a win in overtime over Portland. Kevin Jairaj Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY SportsIt's been a while since we've seen Deron Williams dominate a game and be the best player on the floor, but that's exactly what happened in the Mavs' overtime victory against the Portland Trail Blazers.Williams put up a season-high 30 points against the Blazers, helping...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Larkin is sparkin' the Nets

Larkin's hustle has been a real asset for the Nets this year. Public DomainThe Nets came into the season with what was looked at as one of the worst point-guard rotations in the NBA. Actually, you could've made a legitimate argument it was the single worst. Worse than Utah's. Worse than Philadelphia's. Worse than everyone's.Now, looking at the Nets point guards isn't quite as horrifying...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nets need to start changing their D-League philosophies

The Nets' D-League team will play its first year at Barclays Center. Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports Debby Wong-USA TODAY SportsWhen the Nets announced the addition of their own, personal D-League affiliate earlier this season, that was a step in the right direction. A franchise that usually has things backwards was finally trending toward the same place the league was. It was smart...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets rebuild plan: Buy a bunch of 2nd-round draft picks?

I understand Nets coach Lionel Hollins was just trying to put on nice face on things, and I don't blame him.  What else can you do when you're asked about the draft future of a team that won't get to use its own first-round pick until 2019?  Still, what he said the other night was laugh-out-loud funny: After being asked about BKN's lack of 1st-rounders, Lionel Hollins points out...
Via Celtics Life
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Nets fans said 11/20

Coming into the game, we all knew the Brooklyn Nets were horrible. As a fan I feared the C's would take their opponent lightly and as a result, it would be a contest. Boy was I wrong, that was a whooping. I can't imagine having to watch the Nets all seasonTop Three:I was looking forward to seeing zombies on the walking dead sunday night. guess I don't have to wait. they're playing...
Via Celtics Life
24 days ago  |  Discuss

How to beat… the Brooklyn Nets

Now that a little dose of reality has been administered, I think we can rule out a “taking a bad team lightly” game from the Celtics. The guys have learned that they’re pretty damn good when they’re fully engaged, and they can be pretty bad when they get aloof and slack off. It’s a nice reminder at this point of the season that the Celtics success if about effort and execution…...
Via Red's Army
25 days ago  |  Discuss

No one showed up to watch Hawks-Nets (photos)

It’s no secret that the Brooklyn Nets are a bad team. From ownership, to management to a barren roster, they’re one of the worst teams in the NBA right now. They brought a 1-9 record into Tuesday’s game against the Hawks at the Barclays Center, and maybe that’s why literally no one showed up to watch them play. The photos really tell the story of a game that featured tons...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets looking to make trades already?

With the Brooklyn Nets off to a dismal 0-7 start to the 2015-16 regular season, Nets general manager Billy King apparently has already started exploring trade options. Billy King admitted he's made some exploratory calls in case #Nets keep heading down this path. Knows they may have to do something. — Rod Boone (@rodboone) November 9, 2015 King, who is in the final year...
Via Yardbarker
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Brook Lopez escapes serious foot injury, not expected to miss time

At 0-7 on the year, not in possession of their 2016 first-round draft pick, and with a roster full of bloated contracts, deficient veterans, and raw, low-upside youngsters, good news is hard to come by these days for the Nets. So the Brooklyn faithful will take it wherever they can get it. After exiting the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets are a model of inefficiency

The Nets were always going to be an arduous watch this season. With its mishmash of crafty, vertically-challenged scorers, a nineties-era point guard, and a slew of flawed prospects trying to merely prove they belong in the NBA, Brooklyn was never going to be capable of churning out an entertaining brand of basketball. Not even the franchise’s top-notch broadcast duo of Ian...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Parker misses Spurs shootaround for good reason

Tony Parker was a no-show for the San Antonio Spurs’ shootaround ahead of Friday’s tilt with the Brooklyn Nets at AT&T Center. While these kind of things happen to professional athletes from time to time — and usually results in criticism of the player for not taking their job seriously — the veteran point guard provided photographic evidence that he actually had a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Former Arizona Star Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Surprised His Mother With A House For Her Birthday

As far as rookie NBA players go, Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is trying to be fiscally responsible with his first contract. The former Arizona standout, who makes $1.33 million this season, is living with his brother and a friend to cut down on costs. He was, however, willing to spend some money to make his mother happy. Rondae and his brother Rahlir, a former Temple...
Via College Spun
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets rookie moved to Jersey to save money, avoid traffic

The bright lights and big city seemed to await Rondae Hollis-Jefferson when he was traded from the Portland TrailBlazers to the Brooklyn Nets on the night of the 2015 NBA draft. The No. 23 overall pick from Arizona could use his seven-figure salary to rent a killer apartment with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Fughetaboutit. Hollis-Jefferson discovered that the rents in New...
Via The Sports Daily
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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