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Category: Brooklyn Nets

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No practice, no problem: James Harden explodes for triple-double in Nets debut

Harden logs 32 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds in Nets debutKevin Durant finishes with season-high 42 points in 122-115 winJames Harden delivered 32 points and a triple-double in his Brooklyn debut, Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points in his…

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Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving loses nearly $1m for Covid protocol violations

Irving’s forfeits salary for games missed during quarantineNets star was fined $50,000 for violating health protocolsKyrie Irving’s absence from the Brooklyn Nets has cost him nearly $1m.The NBA fined the point guard $50,000 on Friday for violating its…

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James Harden reportedly traded to Brooklyn Nets in blockbuster deal

Rockets trade disgruntled superstar to Brooklyn on WednesdayHarden, 31, will team with Kevin Durant and Kyrie IrvingThe Brooklyn Nets have agreed to acquire three-time scoring champion James Harden from the Houston Rockets, a deal that reunites him wit…

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Paul George powers LA Clippers past Lakers on NBA’s opening night

George scores 33 points as Clippers win 116-109 over LakersDurant tallies 25 in Nets debut as Brooklyn beats Golden StateAfter the Los Angeles Lakers got their championship rings, the Los Angeles Clippers gave a performance that showed this retooled te…

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Kyrie Irving refused to speak to press due to ‘mistreatment of certain artists’

Nets star said silence was not an attack on the mediaGuard looking forward to playing alongside Kevin DurantBrooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving broke his media silence on Monday, explaining why he had recently refused to speak to reporters, something that…

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Brooklyn Nets hire two-time MVP Steve Nash as new head coach

Hall of Famer will coach Kyrie Irving and Kevin DurantNash had been working with Golden State WarriorsThe Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach on Thursday, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Dur…

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NBA All-Star Kevin Durant buys 5% stake in MLS’s Philadelphia Union

2014 NBA MVP says he has always been a soccer fanNets star will also develop charity programs in PennsylvaniaBrooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.Durant, a 10-time NBA All-Star an…

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Kevin Durant among four Brooklyn Nets players to test positive for Covid-19

Durant says he’s ‘feeling fine’ after testing positive, per reportNets confirm that four players on team returned positive testsNBA superstar Kevin Durant said he is among the four Brooklyn Nets players to have tested positive for coronavirus, accordin…

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Kyrie Irving attacks ‘ignorant’ sports world after being booed by Celtics fans

Point guard left Boston for Brooklyn Nets in the summerAnthony Davis scores 41 points on return to New OrleansOn a night the fans seemed more interested in taunting Kyrie Irving than watching basketball, Kemba Walker returned from a neck injury to scor…

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Kyrie Irving attacks ‘ignorant’ sports world after being booed by Celtics fans

Point guard left Boston for Brooklyn Nets in the summerAnthony Davis scores 41 points on return to New OrleansOn a night the fans seemed more interested in taunting Kyrie Irving than watching basketball, Kemba Walker returned from a neck injury to scor…

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Will the Nets ever really be Brooklyn’s team? It’s complicated

The borough’s first sports team since the Dodgers left during the 1950s represents to Brooklynites both a hip alternative to the dismal Knicks and a symbol of gentrification and erasureThe Uber driver squinted through his glasses at the rearview mirror…

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NBA postpones media sessions in China as rift over Hong Kong tweet simmers

Pre-season games in Shanghai and Shenzen also in doubtCompanies cut ties with league after argument over free speechThe NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains uncl…

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‘Some days I hate the NBA’: Kevin Durant reflects on relationship with basketball

10-time All Star says end of time with Thunder was painful30-year-old says business side of game is wearingKevin Durant, one of the NBA’s best – and most polarizing – players has spoken about his ambivalent feelings towards the league.The 30-year-old l…

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Brooklyn Nets’ Wilson Chandler hit with 25-game ban for positive drug test

Chandler, 32, faces 25-game ban for positive Ipamorelin testBrooklyn signed forward as free agent during busy offseasonThe NBA suspended Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler for 25 games for violating the league’s anti-drug program. Related: Jeremy Li…

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Clippers’ coup to Lakers’ lament: NBA free-agency winners and losers

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets just got a whole lot better during free agency, but things weren’t as great for their cross-city rivalsWhile other leagues like to take their time when it comes to free agency, the NBA gets things done in …

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Kevin Durant’s Nets move changes everything except the Knicks’ incompetence

Within hours of NBA free-agency starting, the NBA’s landscape changed. So it’s reassuring that the Knicks still have no idea how to run a basketball teamKevin Durant is taking his talents to Brooklyn. His time as a star on the most dominant NBA team of…

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Kevin Durant to join Nets in shock move with Kyrie Irving reported to follow

Former NBA MVP joins Brooklyn after titles with WarriorsESPN report Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan to followDurant like to miss entire 2019-20 season with torn achillesThe Brooklyn Nets appear to have turned themselves from outsiders to NBA contenders…

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Lillard’s 37-foot buzzer-beater seals Blazers’ NBA playoff series over Thunder

Portland send Oklahoma City out of postseason in five games76ers and Raptors also seal playoff series on Tuesday nightDamian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers elimin…

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The NBA playoffs: all 16 contenders reviewed and ranked

As the postseason tips off over the weekend, will the Warriors take a third straight title or can Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks step up?It feels incredibly strange to look at the NBA playoffs and realize that, for the first time what seems like a lifet…

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Harden scores 58 in loss to Nets as Cousins to debut for ‘most hated’ Warriors

Brooklyn Nets 145-142 Houston Rockets (OT)New Orleans Pelicans 140-147 Golden State WarriorsToronto Raptors 108-117 Boston CelticsSpencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden…