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Jason Collins Announces Retirement From The NBA

  Jason Collins of Brooklyn Nets After 16 seasons with the NBA Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete is set to retire from the league. On Wednesday Jason Collins announced his retirement in a first person story for Sports Illustrated, according to ESPN. He also wrote a story for ThePlayersTribune.com regarding his decision to retire. “It feels wonderful to have been...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins to announce his retirement from the NBA at tonight's Nets-Bucks game in Brooklyn

In a column he wrote for Sports Illustrated and SI.com, Jason Collins stated that he plans to officially announce his retirement from the NBA this evening:On Wednesday at the Barclays Center, I plan to announce my retirement as an NBA player. The day will be especially meaningful for me because the Nets will be playing the Bucks, who are coached by Jason Kidd, my former teammate...
Via Celtics Life
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, to retire

NEW YORK (AP) Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Collins played 22 games with the Brooklyn Nets last season and was not on the roster this season. He announced his retirement in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated, saying it has ''been 18 exhilarating months'' since he came out as the first openly gay...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Loses Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett With Slick Moves (Video)

At 23 years old, the lightning-quick Shabazz Napier has his whole NBA career in front of him. Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett? Not so much. The Miami Heat’s rookie guard decided to put this harsh reality on display in Monday night’s contest against the struggling Brooklyn Nets. Napier got the ball just outside the three point line in the second quarter and was double-teamed...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Out Of Nets' Rotation

Andrei Kirilenko has fallen out of the Brooklyn Nets' rotation and was a healthy inactive for their game against the Miami Heat on Monday, saying he has "no idea" when he could receive playing time again. “It’s tough, but there’s nothing I can do,” Kirilenko said. “I’m not the one making decisions, and it is what it is.” Kirilenko has scored just three points in the...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA donated $1M for William, Kate to attend Cavs-Nets game

In a bid to make the bring basketball to an even bigger worldwide audience, the NBA is donating $1 million dollars to Prince William and  Kate Middleton's charity for attending a Cavaliers-Nets game featuring LeBron James at Brooklyn's Barclays Center next month. The NBA honchos' generous donation to the Duke and Duchess' new conservation charity is reportedly...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ankle Insurance: Shabazz Napier claims Garnett and Williams at the same time

First Ankle Insurance we have posted of the NBA regular season. Rookie Shabazz Napier went ahead and stated claim as a rising young agent. Napier called Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett because of their past due bill. They shrugged off Napier because he was a rookie and hadn’t put in the work the vets had already got down and dirty with over the years. So, Napier told them both...
Via The Front Office News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier shows crafty ball handling skills vs Nets (Video)

Miami Heat rookie point guard Shabazz Napier was showing off his crafty ball handling skills during the second quarter of Monday night's game in Brooklyn.Napier had Deron Williams' head spinning with his behind-the-back dribbling and shake-and-bake moves.Napier scored 11 points as the Heat beat the Nets 95-83.Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets go 0-3 on west coast road trip, lose four straight; fall to 4-6

The Brooklyn Nets had three tough match ups on a three-game west coast road trip. They faced the Phoenix Suns, the Golden State Warriors, and the Portland Trailblazers, and return to Brooklyn with three more losses. After losing the first two games of this road trip the Nets were presented with an opportunity to end the trip on a good note and come back to Brooklyn with a winning...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets’ Twitter Account Calls Own Fan A ‘Nerd’ After Scrabble Comment

The Brooklyn Nets apparently aren’t buying into that whole “nerds are cool” thing. When a fan tweeted about missing Monday’s Brooklyn Nets game because of Scrabble Club, the team’s official Twitter account responded by calling him a nerd, courtesy of Austin Powers. .@HendrixFreak pic.twitter.com/ipKn74a81v— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 17, 2014 It’s never...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Drop Third Straight, Fall to Blazers

The Nets dropped their third consecutive game Saturday night in a 97-87 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, who were without two starters in LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum.The Nets were dreadful from behind the arc tonight shooting a woeful 1/19 from beyond the arc with Deron Williams hitting the only three when the game was pretty much already over.Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams...
Via Nets Take Over
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince William and Kate Middleton to attend Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers game

According to ESPN, Prince William and Princess Kate will be attending the Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets game on December 8th. The royal couple will be visiting the United States from December 7th to the 9th in their first trip to America since 2011. The couple’s visit to the basketball court is only fitting here to see “King James” do his thing on the hardwood floor...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett’s Retirement Dream: ‘I Want To Buy The Timberwolves’

The way Kevin Garnett is playing for the Brooklyn Nets this season, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be retiring anytime soon. But when he does call it quits, The Big Ticket says he wants to return to his NBA roots and own the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I want to buy the Timberwolves,” Garnett told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. “Put a group together and perhaps some day try to buy...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett wants to buy the Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett has made it very clear that he has no intention of coaching in the NBA when his playing days are over. That doesn’t mean the 15-time All-Star intends to walk away from the league completely. On Thursday, Garnett told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports that his goal is to one day own...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett says he wants to buy the Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett has made more than $315 million during his NBA career, and is actually the highest paid player in NBA history. Garnett doesn’t want to be an NBA general manager or coach when his playing days are over, but did tell Yahoo Sports that he’d like to “put together a group and purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves when he retires.” “I want to buy the Timberwolves...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Owners of Nets.com revealed, want $5M for domain name

The owners of the domain name “nets.com” have finally been revealed after years and years of trolling the Nets franchise. Whether it was the New Jersey Nets or Brooklyn Nets, the franchise has never owned the domain name. The site has notoriously made fun of the Nets which led to more attention when sites like Deadspin would publish one of the domain’s antics. (See below) ...
Via Pass The Pill
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets.com owners revel in “the ultimate troll”

For a while now, we’ve known that the owners of the URL Nets.com were sitting on the domain name and hoping to sell it to the Brooklyn Nets for a healthy profit of $5 million.  The owners of the site have taken to internet guerrilla warfare tactics to try to get their money, including redirecting the page to various other NBA teams and even Jason Kidd’s personal website. What...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Santa Fe woman, 69, reveals herself as Nets.com domain name cybersquatter

After taunting the Brooklyn Nets for years with ownership of nets.com, a 69-year-old woman has identified herself as the cybersquatting owner of the coveted domain name. The speculation as to the true identity of the owner has become something of a pastime on the Internet. And the activities of the owner operating in the online...Read More The post Santa Fe woman, 69, reveals herself...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets.com owned by 69-year-old Jane Hill and her son

The Brooklyn Nets do not own the rights to the domain name www.nets.com. All that has been known about that domain name to this point is that it is consistently used to troll the Nets, presumably in an attempt to coax the team into buying it. Finally, the identity behind the heckling has been revealed....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mystery trolls behind Nets.com are 69-year-old mother and her sports junkie son

The domain Nets.com, a space on the web that the Brooklyn Nets have steadfastly refused to buy, belongs to 69-year-old Sante Fe business owner Jane Hill. The New York Times revealed that Jane Hill and her 37-year-old son John Hill are the enterprising folks who have owned the domain (via the company Cyber Mesa Telecom) since 1996. For the past few years, the Hills have attempted...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It looks like Deron Williams is back to All-Star form

The last few years for Deron Williams have been extremely tough. It is not that Williams has missed a ton of games — he played in 64 last year and 78 the year before — it was just that it was clear Williams was not the same kind of player. He did not have the same bounce to his step or the same rhythm to his game. This was the point guard thought to be the best in the NBA for...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets offense is clicking under Lionel Hollins, defense still struggling

First year head coach, Lionel Hollins, had the Brooklyn Nets offense running on all cylinders in their first five games of the 2014-15 season. They are off to a 3-2 start and have scored 100 or more points in four of their first five games. Things seem to be working on the offensive end of the floor, especially with Brook Lopez back in the starting lineup. The big three for the Nets...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Deron Williams admits he was "never healthy" last season

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams shined in last night’s 110-99 victory over the crosstown rival Knicks, scoring 29 points and dishing out 6 assists in a team-high 33 minutes. He finally looked healthy, a stark contrast from last year’s injury-plagued season in which various ankle injuries limited him to 64 games and severely hampered his production.On Saturday, Williams...
Via Nets Take Over
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Fans Can Now Buy Hot Dogs With Their Smartphones

Brooklyn Nets fans can now pay for game-day purchases with their smartphones, the first such initiative at a National Basketball Association arena. The Brooklyn eWallet – introduced today by American Express Co., the Nets and Barclays Center – allows for digital payments at concession stands for all arena events. After downloading the Nets application for iPhone or Android mobile...
Via Geeks and Cleats
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nets owner tosses epic quote at Jason Kidd

a href=”http://larrybrownsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Mikhail-Prokhorov-Nets.jpg”>Mikhail Prokhorov may be Russian, but that hasn’t stopped him from picking up on a few American sayings. In fact, he dropped one perfect one when talking about Jason Kidd. Prokhorov was in the house on Monday for his Nets’ home opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder and spoke for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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