On May 13, 1976, Julius Erving led the New York Nets to a 112-106 Game 6 win over the Denver Nuggets, clinching the second Nets ABA championship in three years. It marked not only a title win for the Nets franchise, but the final game in the ABA’s weird history and the last time Erving […]
This week, we’re looking back at the series of major decisions that led to the current state of the Nets, and asking you: if you could go back, would you do it again?
These will come in (mostly) reverse chronological order. Today, we continue with the Nets deciding to trade for Gerald Wallace, and re-sign him to a four-year deal worth $40 million.
Brook Lopez is not Julius Erving. You probably knew that already, as one was a high-flying wing that turned basketball vertical and revolutionized the game as we know it, and the other is a 7’2″ plodding center who makes most of his plays below the rim and believes he belongs in Hufflepuff House. But Lopez […]
The ABA’s answer to Mikhail Prokhorov is a 22-year-old that lives in his mother’s basement in Marine Park.
Ed. Note: this originally ran on May 4, 2013, and has been updated. This won’t come as a surprise, and if it does you don’t even have a rudimentary understanding of the NBA, but the Nets don’t have as illustrious a history as the Los Angeles Lakers. Shocker. The Lakers are an NBA team from the league’s […]
Earlier this week, we (well, you) named Julius Erving your all-time Nets all-star small forward, for leading the Nets to two ABA Championships and winning three ABA MVP’s with the New York Nets from 1974 to 1976. Today, we wish the Doctor a happy 64th birthday! Here’s some of the things we’ve written about Dr. […]