James Harden High-Fives Referee For No Apparent Reason

JAMES HARDEN: What? That wasn’t a foul. REF: Yes, you fouled him. Caught him on the hand. *holds out hand* HARDEN: *has already forgotten the foul* Good job, team! *high-fives ref* James Harden has long had a reputation as a confused, lackadaisical defender. That reputation has changed this season, in a year where Harden has […]

NBA to grade referees in crunch time

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Starting Tuesday, March 2, the NBA will start “The Last Two Minutes” initiative, grading referees on their calls — and non-calls — in the last two minutes of regluation, and the entirety of overtime games, the league announced. “Our fans are passionate and have an intense interest in understanding how the rules are applied,” Mike […]

Deron Williams With The Fancy Fake & Floater (HIGHLIGHT)

The All-Star break might’ve been in Brooklyn, but Deron Williams wasn’t there… and it’s done him well. After recording 27 assists in his first two games after the break, looking noticeably quicker on the floor, Williams hadn’t had the same impact through the first half of Nets-Pelicans. But near the end, he did get a […]

Andrei Kirilenko’s New Team: CSKA Moscow

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For the second time in a week, a former Nets forward will end his career where it started. Andrei Kirilenko, who was traded by the Nets this past December to the Philadelphia 76ers and subsequently waived, has come to an agreement with Russian club CSKA Moscow. Kirilenko played with CSKA Moscow from 1998-2001, following two […]

Barclays Center Construction Worker Killed By Falling Beams

Barclays Center construction worker Peter Zepf was crushed to death by falling beams while working on installing Barclays Center’s green roof Tuesday afternoon, according to various reports. Gothamist reported that the 52-year-old worker was moved to Brooklyn Hospital in critical condition, while the New York Daily News reports, citing “police sources,” that the man was […]

Are the Nets “non-believers” in analytics?

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will happen this weekend in Boston, and the Nets — along with every other NBA team, sans the Los Angeles Lakers — will have executives in attendance, as they have in previous years. But does that mean they’re believers in the powers of analytics? Not necessarily. ESPN ranked every […]

Markel Brown To Make First Career Start vs. Nuggets

#MarkelFreed? Brooklyn Nets rookie Markel Brown will make the first start of his career Monday night against the Denver Nuggets, replacing the injured Bojan Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic sprained his ankle during practice Sunday afternoon and was listed as doubtful before being ruled out officially by the team Monday morning. .@iMarkelBrown22 on starting tonight: "Gives me a […]