Andrei Kirilenko: “I Don’t Like Black Mamba”… The Nickname, That Is

Andrei Kirilenko: “I Don’t Like Black Mamba”… The Nickname, That Is

In an interview with YES Network, Andrei Kirilenko lists off his top 5 NBA nicknames, first noting that he’s not a big fan of Kobe Bryant’s Black Mamba. He says he’d call him “Killer Instinct,” which for some reason he likes better. Kirilenko also lists two of his new teammates from the Boston Celtics, though […]

Late Defensive Miscues Cost Brooklyn Victory

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In a game the Brooklyn Nets were favored to win, against a team four games below .500, a team missing Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, a team that lost Pau Gasol midway through the fourth quarter, the Nets could not find a way to close out, getting stymied & stuffed by some combination of […]

Here we go again: Dwight-Kobe feud fuels Dwight-Brooklyn speculation

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Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant allegedly got into an altercation following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 103-99 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on New Year’s Day, a source told the New York Daily News. The altercation occurred after Bryant alleged that Howard was “soft,” criticisms from former Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal. Howard had to be restrained […]

Last Night’s Futile Final Play

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The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight, by an operative score of 95-90, but truly lost this game by only three points. With 4.8 seconds left, the Nets were down 93-90 with the ball and one final shot to tie the game and send it to overtime. They didn’t. Here’s what happened