Winner Take All: A History of Nets Elimination Games

Jason Kidd

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 […]

The Nets Roster The Last Time They Played In London Is Kind Of Horrifying

Andrea Bargnani, Johan Petro

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has talked openly and often about the Nets being a global brand, and he’s stood by his word: today’s game in London, England at the 02 Arena isn’t their first foray out of the continent. On March 4th and March 5th, 2011, the then-New Jersey Nets were in London for […]

Tonight’s Nets-Wizards game a lesson in parallel universes

John Wall, Deron Williams

Most would agree that the beginning of the “new Nets” era — not necessarily the Brooklyn Nets, but the origin of this team’s formation — came on February 23rd, 2011, when the team acquired Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors, and two future first-round draft picks. True, the acquisition of […]

The irony of Jason Kidd in Brooklyn’s rafters

Jason Kidd Jersey Retirement

Chances are you didn’t miss it, but if you did: the Brooklyn Nets retired Jason Kidd’s #5 New Jersey Nets jersey in a preseason ceremony Thursday night, replete with extravagance. There was a light show. There were fireworks. There were former Nets (Buck Williams, Kerry Kittles) and current suits (Bruce Ratner, Brett Yormark, Dmitry Razumov). […]

Jason Kidd jersey retirement tonight

The Brooklyn Nets organization will officially retire former Nets guard and current Nets head coach & part owner Jason Kidd’s New Jersey Nets jersey, in a ceremony prior to tonight’s 8 P.M. preseason game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Kidd’s #5 joins Nets retired jerseys Wendell Ladner (#4), Bill Melchionni (#25), Julius Erving (#32), John […]

Most Brooklyn Nets Fans Aren’t From Brooklyn?

by MrNykes via Instagram

Judging from the number of Nets hats one sees in the streets of Kings County, it sure seems that the Brooklyn Nets have captured the imagination of Brooklyn. But there’s some statistical evidence that the Nets are not yet fully a Brooklyn team. First, just 16.7 percent of those who watched the Nets on YES […]

A History of Nets Overtime Playoff Basketball

Nate Robinson

Saturday afternoon’s 142-134 triple-overtime loss to the Bulls in Game Four set a Nets franchise playoff record for points, because the basketball Gods have a cruel sense of humor. Or, it could have something to do with it being only the second triple overtime playoff game in Nets history. Regardless of the cause, the loss […]

Former Nets forward O’Bannon’s lawsuit threatens NCAA’s economic model

"There are millions and millions of dollars being made off the sweat and grind of the student athlete." - Ed O'Bannon (AP)

In two less-than-impressive NBA seasons with the then-New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks in the late ’90s, Ed O’Bannon scored only 634 points. But O’Bannon’s impact on the sports world may prove to be far greater than two forgettable years in the Association: in 2009, the 6’8″ former forward filed a lawsuit against the National […]

The last Nets NBA Finals Team: Where Are They Now?

JASON KIDD

The 2002-03 New Jersey Nets, who went 49-33, won ten consecutive playoff games at one point, and lost in six games to the San Antonio Spurs. It’s been a decade since that New Jersey Nets team went as far as any NBA Nets team has ever gone, so we decided to ask: where are they […]

Nets vs. Knicks: The History of a 36-Year Rivalry

Stephon Marbury, New York Knicks, Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets

In whatever superlative you’d like to assign it — the Battle for New York, Battle of the Boroughs, the Nets’ arrival on the New York stage, or just another game — the ex-New Jersey/now Brooklyn Nets take on the New York Knicks tonight, in Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This game has added meaning like few […]