The LeBron Rules

The LeBron Rules

Michael Jordan was the best player on the planet, a revolutionary scorer so potent that in order to vanquish him, the Detroit Pistons had to develop elaborate principles to follow on defense. They called them “The Jordan Rules,” a term so popular that a book about Jordan was released a few years later with the […]

How The Nets Make Paul Pierce Great

How The Nets Make Paul Pierce Great

A Hall of Fame performance is rarely the act of an individual. Paul Pierce’s fourth quarter takeover in Game 1, combined with his declaration of “That’s Why I’m Here!” while running back to the huddle was, though wildly entertaining, no exception. It wasn’t only Pierce’s veteran guile or his lifetime of difficult shot-making experience at […]

Kirilenko showing why he’s needed


Seeing the inevitable “Kirilenko listed as OUT” tweet on the afternoon of Nets game day was becoming a frustrating sight. As days turned into weeks turned into months, Kirilenko’s absence became just one more drop in the Nets’ ever-cresting wave of disappointment. But back healthy (relatively) and in the lineup again, it’s easy to see […]

Six Things We’ve Seen From The Brooklyn Nets, Part IV:

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This may look like just another play: Lance Stephenson misses a shot, and the Nets corral the rebound. But what’s involved in this play defensively is so much more, and it’s one of the major changes the Nets have made heading into this season.

What offense will Jason Kidd run?

Jason Kidd

There’s a few big questions surrounding the Brooklyn Nets hiring recent retiree Jason Kidd as their head coach, but this one may be the biggest: if handed the keys to a franchise, what offense would Kidd, the preeminent point guard virtuoso of his generation, use with Brooklyn’s talented players? To some degree, looking at potential […]