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  1. We Went There: Nets-Sixers With a Brooklyn Fan Who Happens to Be ...

    Hua Hsu

    "An expectation of defeat." This was how my friend Chris explained his mind-set as a Nets fan in the 1990s — and they weren't even that bad back then! He grew up in Imlaystown, New Jersey, equidistant from Philadelphia and New York, in that...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. NBA Overnight: The Final Days of Mike Woodson, the Golden Age of ...

    Chris Ryan

    Every once in a while, the NBA throws a randomly awesome night at us and we need to run through the games and savor the flavor. Last night was one such night. Dig in. The Agony of the Knicks, the Ecstasy of the Wiz YEAH. THAT'S JAN VESELY DUN...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. We Went There: The Knicks and Nets Circle the Drain at the Toilet...

    Zach Lowe

    The Nets came into last night's Toilet Bowl having allowed 107.5 points per 100 possessions, the very worst mark in the league. They outdid themselves against the struggling Knicks, allowing the equivalent of 130 points per 100 possessions in a game ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  4. What the Pierce-Garnett Trade Means for the Nets and Celtics

    Robert Mays

    "You can add it up. I don't want to do your job, but for me it's most important to have a championship." Those are the words of Mikhail Prokhorov from last September, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his new billion-dollar arena, in regard to h...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  5. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Great Flight North!

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Joe Johnson Hey, guys, maybe you weren't in the last meeting, so I just want to catch you up. Apparently, the Barclays Center fills up on a cold Tuesday night when ...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  6. Four Celebrity Cocktail Concoctions to Rival the Arnold Palmer

    Chris Ryan and Rembert Browne

    In honor of ESPN Films' Arnold Palmer documentary, we've done some deep digging and discovered several, perhaps less-popular (or even real) drinks that were discovered by athletes, by happenstance. No, these beverages never took off the way the Arnol...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  7. We Went There: The Battle for New York

    Ben Detrick

    Going into last night's mondo-hyped inter-borough showdown, the Brooklyn Nets boasted an 8-4 record — an admirable start for any team, but especially impressive for one that finished 22-44 last season. Nevertheless, the New York Knicks have cap...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  8. So, How Is Brook Lopez Doing on Defense So Far?

    Zach Lowe

    In previewing the Nets' season, I focused on their lack of a plus defender on the front line, especially on Brook Lopez — his limitations as a defender, his history as a shaky rebounder, and how teams would exploit his tendency to defend the pi...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  9. Rembert Wants to Buy Joe Johnson's House

    Rembert Browne

    Joe Johnson's Atlanta house is for sale. While interested, Rem has some questions. It is a buyers' market after all....

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  10. A Hawks Fan's Farewell Letters to Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams...

    Rembert Browne

    To Joe Dear Joe Johnson, Hey, it's Rembert Browne, Hawks fan. I'm writing to you today because you just got traded to Brooklyn, and that makes me slightly happy. Actually, let's be real, I'm grinning from ear to ear. Sports-fan me hasn't been t...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  11. Can Joe Johnson and Deron Williams Coexist in Brooklyn?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The initial collective reaction to the Joe Johnson–to-the-Nets trade was laughter. The Nets are taking on one of the worst contracts in basketball while seemingly limiting their chances of landing Dwight Howard. Let's look at how Johnson can fi...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Cleaning Out the Birdcage

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The Atlanta Hawks agreed in principle to trade Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for point guard Devin Harris, and sources report that they've also reached ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  13. Return of T-Mac: How McGrady Cooled the Heat

    Rembert Browne

    If you've never had the experience of finding out that Tracy McGrady is on your team, you haven't lived. I remember reading the awkward news that my team, The Atlanta Hawks, responded to the lockout ending by signing Tracy McGrady to a 1-year ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  14. Six Degrees of Swanberg: Meet the Director of Drinking Buddies an...

    Karina Longworth

    The director of the Olivia Wilde–Jake Johnson rom-dramedy Drinking Buddies, and co-star of director Adam Wingard's twisty, droll home-invasion thriller You're Next, Joe Swanberg is sort of the new Kevin Bacon. With several dozen acting and dire...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  15. Started From the Bottom, Now He's the Rock ... and Other Inspirat...

    Molly Lambert

    Star The Rock Had a Tough Childhood: "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has a reputation for being the ultimate showman, playing badass tough guys in movies like G.I. Joe Retaliation and The Scorpion King, and winning over WWE wrestling fans with his char...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  16. Bruce Willis is a Real American Hero

    Lane Brown

    Bruce Willis is negotiating to star in the increasingly weird-seeming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation as Joe Colton, the original Joe. He'd join Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, and RZA, and be inexplicably directed by Jon M. Chu, the guy who made the Step ...

    Blog | August 10, 2011