Brook Lopez's nickname is…

Brook Lopez

“Brooklyn.” At least, that’s the nickname Brook Lopez will put on the back of his jersey when the Brooklyn Nets play the Miami Heat this season, in a game where both teams will put nicknames on their jerseys instead of their regular names. “Brooklyn on the front, and Brooklyn on the back,” the team-oriented Lopez […]

Brooklyn’s Lance Stephenson honored at Lincoln High School today

Lance Stephenson

Indiana Pacers guard and Brooklyn’s own Lance Stephenson will have his jersey raised into the rafters today at a ceremony at Coney Island’s Lincoln High School, and will be honored at the school’s alumni ceremony this weekend. From friend Ray Anczelowicz at Gotham Hoops: The former Railsplitter’s prep resume includes; New York State’s all-time leading […]

Barclays Center wins Facility of the Year in its rookie season

Barclays Center

In what was “quite a journey” according to Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center won the Sports Business Award’s Sports Facility of the Year in its inaugural season. According to Yormark, Barclays Center has hosted 157 events since Jay-Z opened the arena in September with eight shows in nine nights, attracting 1.7 million […]

Barclays Center intentionally smells

Barclays Center

A trip to the Barclays Center offers a wealth of neural stimulation: ample stimuli for the visual cortex, from Andray Blatche’s point-center crossovers to the rare-but-thrilling dunks of Deron Williams and the many entertaining faces of Brook Lopez; auditory treasures from the sonorous chants of “Broook-lynnn” to the Warrior cries of Gerald “Crash” Wallace. And then […]

Music Video: Brooklyn Nets Theme Song “Someone To Lean On”

The Brooklyn Nets released an updated video for “Something to Lean On,” the team’s official song written by Brooklyn resident John Forte, complete with more shots of Forte, people in Brooklyn, team highlights, and an awkwardly dated shot of now-former coach P.J. Carlesimo speaking to the team in the locker room. (h/t Atlantic Yards Report)

New York mayoral candidates threaten Forest City Ratner over “outrageous” housing delays

Five New York City Mayoral candidates spoke out at a forum this week in Park Slope against Forest City Ratner, for FCRC’s failure to build promised housing at the Atlantic Yards project site. John Liu, Bill Thompson Sal Albanese, Bill de Blasio, and George McDonald threatened to penalize FCRC for the delays:

Barclays Center to host 2013 NBA Draft

In its inaugural year, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will host the 2013 NBA Draft, the NBA announced today. The draft will be held on June 27th at 7 P.M., with tickets going on sale on the 22nd. The draft was held annually at Madison Square Garden from 2001 until 2011, when it moved to Newark’s Prudential […]

Barclays Center reacts to Boston Marathon explosions

Per ABC Go: The one local sports team scheduled Monday night was the Brooklyn Nets, playing the Washington Wizards at the Barclays Center. “The safety and security of our guests and employees at Barclays Center are of paramount importance,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of the Barclays Center and the Nets. “Barclays Center staff works very […]

Jay-Z’s new song “Open Letter” addresses selling the Nets: “I made millions off (?) you f***ing dweeb” (AUDIO)


Amidst the information leaking that Jay-Z, AKA Shawn Carter, is divesting his shares in the Brooklyn Nets to begin the sports agency “Roc Nation Sports,” Jay-Z recorded a pissed-off song titled “Open Letter” addressing the sale and the reaction to it, including attacking an unnamed person — presumably a member of the Nets organization. Audio […]

Brooklyn Nets to dedicate Nets-themed Gym in Fort Greene

The Brooklyn Nets, in their tireless effort to get involved in the Brooklyn community, are dedicating a Brooklyn Nets-themed renovated gym Wednesday in Brooklyn. The project is spearheaded by Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark, and officially from the Yormark Family Foundation. The Nets will dedicate the gym to the Navy Yard Clubhouse at the Madison […]

Barclays Center to host MTV Video Music Awards

Barclays Center

Since opening in September 2012 with a series of Jay-Z concerts, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has hosted such music visionaries as Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman. In August, Barclays Center will continue its dedication to the aural arts when it hosts its first major cultural awards show. M.T.V. announced today that The […]