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    Getty Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets and Kevin Durant #7 look on during the first quarter of Round 1 Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs The NBA offseason has kind of been hijacked by the uncertainty surrounding the Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. The contract negotiations between Irving and the Nets were the first shoe to drop this season. Brooklyn was reported to be ‘unwilling‘ to sign Irving to a long-term extension after the star point guard missed games with his stance regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. After flirting with the idea of joining the Los Angeles Lakers on a $6 million mid-level exception, the Nets point guard elected to return to Brooklyn for the last year remaining on his contract. Shortly after Irving opted into remaining in Brooklyn, Kevin Durant requested to be dealt in a call to Nets owner Joe Tsai.  The Nets were contacted by multiple teams pursuing a deal for Durant, but over a month later, Brooklyn has not had any real traction in trade discussions. Reports...
    Share this: The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, which sells handmade craft items on consignment, has signed a lease for the downstairs storefront at 137 Montague St. The not-for-profit is currently located at 55 Pierrepont St., in a building owned by Catholic Charities, which wants the space for its own purposes. The 168-year-old volunteer-run Women’s Exchange has a unique place in the history of Brooklyn Heights, yet found itself facing the possibility of being priced out of the neighborhood’s shopping areas. At the same time, Montague Street had been steadily losing many of the businesses that attracted shoppers to the street. By 2020, in the midst of the COVID outbreak, one fifth of the storefronts on Montague Street were empty. It was the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) that brought the two together.
    Getty Andre Drummond #0, Kyrie Irving #11 and Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets react in the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center Brooklyn Nets’ two-time NBA All-Star Andre Drummond was an underrated part of the deal that brought Ben Simmons to the Nets. Upon his arrival in Brooklyn in February, Drummond averaged 11.8 points and 10.3 rebounds for the Nets in 24 games this season. Drummond is one of seven Nets players who are scheduled to hit the free-agent market on July 1. And his showing with the Nets during the second half of the season is sure to gauge the interest of several teams. In a recent Instagram post from @NBAStream Instagram, Drummond along with Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, and David Duke, are listed as potential players that the Nets should let walk in free agency. Judging by the All-Star center’s one-emoji response, he doesn’t seem too pleased at the thought of the Nets not resigning him (H/T @NetsKingdom Instragram) Brooklyn Nets Andre Drummond responds under Instagram post about Nets letting...
    Share this: The barbaric attack against East Flatbush homeowners Kennisha Gilbert, a medical doctor, and her husband, allegedly by a group of thugs in retaliation for reporting one of them (who was their tenant) to police for animal cruelty, is an example of the violence that has become more commonplace these days in this West Indian American enclave of Brooklyn and long-striving community of color. It’s also an example of how the entire system is again failing our Caribbean community – especially hard-working homeowners, those of us who own 1-to-3-family homes and small apartment buildings with less than 15 units – not only in East Flatbush, but in neighborhoods throughout the borough. Even after theft of services and property damage – and yes, violent assault and arrests – involving her tenant, Gilbert still doesn’t have possession of her property. It demonstrates the near-impossibility of small property owners in our community to get their nuisance cases resolved, even when it involves tenants physically assaulting them on their own property. The attack against the doctor and her husband is a microcosm of...
    Share this: For the past 65 years since the Dodgers left Brooklyn for Los Angeles, Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger has stated the team is on “an extended road-trip.” Yet in spite of the humor, there is still pain from those final days when the Dodgers left leaving millions of Brooklyn baseball fans heartbroken. “It was almost like a death in the family,” he said when the news became official that the team was leaving Brooklyn after the 1957 season. By 1961, Ebbets Field was torn down and the Ebbets field apartments now stand where the ballpark once stood. Yet, the memories of the players who set foot there and the atmosphere at Ebbets Field still generates nostalgia and a sense of wonder for older Brooklynites. “My older brother’s favorite player was Duke Snider, and mine was Jackie Robinson,” said Schweiger.
    Getty Ben Simmons confused his teammates according to a report. The Brooklyn Nets landed three-time All-Star Ben Simmons in a blockbuster trade that sent Paul Millsap and All-Star guard James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers on February 10. Simmons did not play for the Nets during the regular season or the playoffs after suffering a herniated disc in his back after his Brooklyn Arrival. The Nets have now officially been eliminated from the playoffs courtesy of a 4-0 sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics. As a result, Brooklyn’s focus has shifted from trying to win a title, to being fully healthy coming into training camp. The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Ben Simmons To Have Offseason Back SurgeryThe injured back of Simmons has pushed back the date of his highly-anticipated Nets debut. Now that Brooklyn is out of the playoffs, there is no pressure to rush the All-Star forward’s return. ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported on May 4 that Simmons is scheduled...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics are tempering expectations when it comes to Robert Williams making a return during the team’s upcoming playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets. That continued Thursday morning, when Brad Stevens said that Williams is still a long way from getting back in the Boston lineup. “He has progressed well and is definitely not cleared to do any contact or practice, so he still has a long way to go,” the Celtics president of basketball ops. told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich. “He’s been in every day, twice a day doing everything he is allowed to do. He’s worked his butt off and you can tell he feels pretty good. But he has a ways to go to clear all the hurdles, even to be cleared for harder workouts.” READ MORE: Bruce Brown Throws Shade At Celtics Defense Without Robert Williams -- Much To The Chagrin Of Kevin DurantStevens said there is no change to the 4-to-6 week timeframe that the team put on Williams’ return after the big man underwent surgery on his left knee...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 34 points in Brooklyn’s dominating first half in the Nets’ 129-100 blowout victory over the 76ers on Thursday night in Ben Simmons’ much-hyped return to Philadelphia. Seth Curry added 24 points, and Kyrie Irving had 22 for the Nets. They entered in eighth place in the East, but looked like a legitimate conference contender while badly outplaying the third-place 76ers. Joel Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds for the 76ers, and James Harden finished with just 11 points. It was the first loss for Philadelphia in six games with Harden in the lineup. The game was dubbed as “Boo Ben” night, but the raucous fans instead turned their displeasure on the home team when the 76ers went to the locker room trailing 72-51 and again when Brooklyn built a stunning 32-point lead in the third quarter. Simmons, wearing a designer hockey jersey and flashy jewelry, watched from the bench, likely taking delight in the vitriol deflected away from him. The three-time All-Star is continuing to recover from a back injury...
    Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is expected to make his return from a knee sprain on Thursday night against the Miami Heat. The Brooklyn Nets have not had the best of luck in terms of being at full strength. Things really went off the rails when Kevin Durant suffered a left MCL sprain earlier this year. Add that to Kyrie Irving is only able to play in road games and trade deadline acquisition Ben Simmons is not expected to make his team debut any time soon due to a back injury. But now, reinforcements are on the way. According to multiple reports, Durant is expected to make his return on Thursday night for Brooklyn’s game against the Miami Heat. Kevin Durant on track to return Thursday for the #Nets against #Heat https://t.co/Sw6qKj7fYh via @nypostsports — Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) March 2, 2022 The Nets confirmed the news with a tweet containing a photo of Durant with the caption, “The Return.” The return. pic.twitter.com/GxLDNfqWia — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 2, 2022 Kevin Durant expected to return for Nets on Thursday Durant...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant is expected to return from a left knee injury that has sidelined him since mid-January when the Brooklyn Nets host the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Durant wasn’t listed on the injury report Wednesday by the Nets, who tweeted a picture of Durant with a caption “The return.” It’s a desperately needed one for the Nets, who have fallen apart without their superstar forward and tumbled all the way to eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn is 5-16 since Durant sprained his left medial collateral ligament Jan. 15. The Nets were 27-15 at the time, second in the East. Durant is averaging 29.3 points. He was leading the league at the time but would now rank third behind Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo if he had played enough games to qualify. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Durant has taken a significant first step in hopes of rejoining the Brooklyn Nets after hurting his left knee three weeks ago. The former league MVP, who sprained his left MCL in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Jan. 15, recently began light court workouts. Durant also traveled with the club to its game against the Miami Heat on Saturday night. “It’s getting better every day,” Durant said Saturday. “It’s a process to get back on the court and I’m going through that every day. I feel better as each week passes. It’s slow but I’m looking forward to ramping things up.” Considered a favorite to win the Eastern Conference, the Nets began Saturday on a 10-game losing streak. Brooklyn is 2-11 since Durant was sidelined. “A lot of teams have talent and winning a championship is obviously the goal,” Durant said. “But there are proper steps we have to go through to get there. And things have been on pause for a bit. I know the losses have hurt us and I know...
    (CNN)Kyrie Irving marked his return to the NBA with a victory, helping the Brooklyn Nets to a 129-121 win at the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.Unvaccinated against Covid-19, the seven-time All-Star guard had been absent from the team all season, but Irving returned to the lineup at Gainbridge Fieldhouse after the Nets became the latest sports roster to be ravaged by a mixture of injury and Covid-19 issues.In light of New York City's vaccination mandate status, Nets general manager Sean Marks announced in October that Irving would not play or practice "until he is eligible to be a full participant," but three consecutive postponements have seen Irving brought back into the fold for road games only. Despite a slow start -- synonymous of a dire Nets opening that saw them trailing by 13 at the half -- Irving recovered to remind onlookers of his value with a solid 22 point haul in 32 minutes. Irving drives to the basket.After the game, a "grateful" Irving admitted to being uncertain ahead of the strangest of season debuts.Read More"There's a lot of gratitude just...
    Kyrie Irving is rejoining the Brooklyn Nets, who need help and will settle for it on a part-time basis. The Nets decided Friday that Irving would come back to practice and play in road games, even though he remains unable to play at home because he doesn't meet New York City's vaccine mandate. The Nets originally determined that Irving wouldn't play with them at all until he could play in all games.  Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets attempts a jump shot against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center on June 7, 2021, in New York City. (Steven Ryan/Getty Images) KEVIN DURANT CARRIES NETS PAST 76ERS FOR ANOTHER SHORT-HANDED WIN But worried about the heavy workload on Kevin Durant and short-handed with seven players unavailable because of the NBA's health and safety protocols, the Nets figured they couldn't pass up the chance to add the All-Star guard. "We arrived at this decision with the full support of our players and after careful consideration of our current...
    A day after there was "renewed optimism" that Kyrie Irving could make his return to the Brooklyn Nets, the superstar point guard posted a cryptic video signaling that he may lace up his sneakers sometime this season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics during Round 1, Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2021 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) Irving posted a short video of himself putting on basketball sneakers, but many suspect that he may be endorsing a new shoe that will be released in the near future. The Athletic reported on Monday that Irving could return to play at some point. The Nets sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 19-8 record. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game so far this season. And fellow star James Harden has averages of 20.8 points, 9.6 assists and 7.9 rebounds. Kyrie Irving #11...
    Share this: The Brooklyn legal community took another big step towards normalcy last week when the Columbian Lawyers Association held its first in-person event since March 2020. Everyone had to show their vaccine cards at the door and many in attendance were wearing masks, but the Italian-lawyer group was able to reconvene for the first time in nearly two years at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island on Thursday night. Judiciary night was an appropriate first event for the Columbian Lawyers as it is one of its biggest events of the year. It might not have been their usual large crowd, but it was a strong turn out as the association celebrated Brooklyn’s judiciary.
    Getty Kyrie Irving and Spencer Dinwiddie dap each other up during a matchup against the Detroit Pistons. If the Brooklyn Nets could have a do-over for their past offseason you have to think they would take a harder look at retaining Spencer Dinwiddie. Especially with the absence of their star point guard Kyrie Irving. Dinwiddie spent the last five years in Brooklyn and was optimistic about the chances that he would be re-signed by the franchise this past offseason. Before the 2020 season, Dinwiddie had increased his points per game every year since 2016 including a career-high 20.6 points per game in 2019. Dinwiddie over the past few seasons had blossomed into a star and he wanted to be paid like one. But this summer the Nets’ priority was signing James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie to max extensions. As a result, they had to let Dinwiddie walk as he signed a 3-year $54 million deal with the Washington Wizards. The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a star-studded Sunday night in Brooklyn, with MTV‘s 38th annual Video Music Awards at Barclays Center. The show was back in Brooklyn for the first time in eight years and CBS2’s Ali Bauman had a front-row seat to the stars on the red carpet. READ MORE: Brooklyn Residents Remember Actor Michael K. Williams As Giving Member Of Community: He Exemplified What It Meant To Be Real Madonna kicked off this year’s VMAs, which was hosted by singer Doja Cat. Outside Barclays Center, fans waited hours and hours for a glimpse of their favorite stars. “COVID, I think, was really challenging for everyone to kind of get through and realize how we’re gonna move forward and I think it’s really amazing to be here in person,” singer Tinashe said. When asked what she was most looking forward to, singer Bia said, “The performances, and hopefully like walking across the stage with something.” Fans had been casting their votes in 14 gender-neutral categories, including Artist of the Year, which went to Justin Bieber. “I want to...
    After a challenging 2020, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the official return of Movies With A View in Brooklyn Bridge Park for a four-week limited run this August 2021. The popular outdoor film series at Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn will return for its 21st season with the theme “Grit.” It will feature “heartwarming, irreverent, hilarious and uplifting underdog stories that celebrate human perseverance and resilience and overcoming adversity,” according to the Conservancy. Since this summer film series began, it has attracted more than 650,000 moviegoers, cementing this program as one of New York City’s favorite film series. 
    Getty After a season in which the Brooklyn Nets finished second in the Eastern Conference despite a year filled with turmoil, it was almost expected that Nets head coach Steve Nash would lose someone from his staff to one of the league’s head coaching vacancies. Following the abrupt retirement of Danny Ainge and the movement of Brad Stevens into the position of president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics, the team started their search for a new head coach. Stevens and the Celtics ultimately decided to hire Nets assistant coach Ime Udoka to be Boston’s 18th head coach. After a disappointing first-round playoff exit in 2020, the pressure will be on the first-year head coach to make a quick turnaround in 2022. Udoka knows that starts and ends with Celtics Stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum who the former Nets assistant plans on pushing from day one. “They’re going to allow me to coach them, push them,” Udoka said per ESPN. “They know I’m going to be on their ass, and that’s what they like about me,...
    The most famous fictional detectives Rude Money Habits You Need To Break Now © Provided by CBS Sports Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie hasn't played in a game since he suffered an ACL tear against the Charlotte Hornets on Dec. 27, but he hopes to get back on the court to help his team. Dinwiddie, 28, is eyeing a return to action if the Nets are able to advance to the NBA Finals, according to Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News. The Nets are currently in the midst of a tight battle with the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Through four games, the series is tied at 2-2.  From the Daily News:  If the Nets reach the NBA Finals, Spencer Dinwiddie is determined to play a role. After more than six months on the sidelines due to an ACL injury, Dinwiddie is eyeing a return to play if the Nets make it to the Finals, the Daily News has learned. A source close to the Nets' combo guard also says after spending most of the...
    More On: vmas Lady Gaga’s ‘911’ film is a raw look at her mental-health battle VMAs 2020 ratings drop 5% to 6.4M viewers across platforms Chadwick Boseman tribute, ‘Black Panther’ lead Sunday ratings for ABC Why the VMAs aren’t relevant anymore There won’t be any sleeping in Brooklyn when the MTV Video Music Awards return to Barclays Center on Sept. 12. When the VMAs took over the Nets’ spot for the first time in 2013 — marking the 30th anniversary of the awards show — Lady Gaga lived for our “Applause,” Justin Timberlake reunited with ’N Sync and Miley Cyrus twerked upon Robin Thicke. Certainly, a lot has changed in the pop world since then — and not only because of the pandemic that forced the VMAs to move from Barclays Center to other remote locations last year. This year, there are sure to be more fans — and fewer masks. With the 40th anniversary of MTV on Aug. 1, this year’s event will also mark a more solemn remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. MTV is...
    New York City’s, and Brooklyn’s, recovery from the coronavirus pandemic has been slow but determined, as more and more people get vaccines and the rate of new COVID cases goes down. It started with the gradual phasing-out of restrictions for restaurants and bars, followed by the opening of movie theaters and the announcement that all instruction for the fall school term will be in person. Live outdoor concerts are now also beginning to be held, and Brooklyn’s foremost live concert series, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which is 43 years old, is now slated to return to the Prospect Park Bandshell with live, in-person performances.
    Getty Spencer Dinwiddie #8 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the second half of the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 27, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Nets hope Spencer Dinwidde can return to the team sometime during the playoffs to give them a boost as they eye a championship run. But there are no guarantees; though Dinwiddie is ahead of schedule in his return from a partial ACL tear he suffered in December, there are still obstacles for him to clear before he’s NBA ready. What’s all but a guarantee, though, is what Dinwiddie will do after the season, when he has a chance to opt out of his contract with Brooklyn. ALL the latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Dinwiddie Wants to Remain With NetsIt’s been widely reported that Dinwiddie will opt out of his contract after this season. He recently confirmed as much to Forbes’ Shlomo Sprung. “I’m gonna be more than healthy by the time free agency...
    Getty James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates during a game against the Miami Heat. Brooklyn Nets Star James Harden has been away from the team for over a month after suffering a hamstring injury against the New York Knicks on April 5. Harden was viewed as one of the NBA’s leading candidates for the league’s Most Valuable Player award before the injury. The Nets have a record of 27-7 when Harden plays and that record dwindles to just 11-11 when he is not on the floor. Harden was originally dated to return to the floor last month but suffered a setback during his on-court rehab on April 21 that ruled him out indefinitely by the Nets medical staff. On Wednesday, ‘The Beard’ finally got a date for when he could return to the court. The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Harden Expected to Return Wednesday vs. SpursHarden is expected to suit up on Wednesday, when the Nets take on the San Antonio Spurs....
    Getty Spencer Dinwiddie frowns at a foul call during a matchup with the Atlanta Hawks To this point, there have been only a few, fleeting instances in which we’ve gotten a clear glimpse of what the 2021 Nets are capable of when they’re fully healthy. Still, it doesn’t take long to see how dangerous Brooklyn is when it’s close to 100%. In fact, if everything breaks right, the Nets could actually find themselves at 110% this upcoming postseason. Having a healthy Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving is paramount, of course. But what if Brooklyn also had a healthy Spencer Dinwiddie, who suffered a partially torn ACL just three games into the season? On Sunday, Nets coach Steve Nash didn’t outright dismiss that idea. ALL the latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Nash Shares Update on DinwiddieOn the contrary, Nash said the team has a plan in place for Dinwiddie’s return. Whether that’s by the postseason — and whether he’s healthy enough to play...
    Getty Brooklyn's Kevin Durant reacts after taking a shot in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Barclays Center on April 07, 2021 in New York City. At long last, Kevin Durant made his much-anticipated return to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. The 11-time All-Star had not played in a game since February 13, his lingering left hamstring strain forcing him to miss 23 straight games. The Nets went 19-4 over that span as James Harden and Kyrie Irving ensured they’d continue winning. Still, the return of Durant means another third of Brooklyn’s Big Three is back in the mix. Before his injury sidelined him, Durant was posting MVP-caliber numbers with 29 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. His shooting efficiency also was MVP-worthy; KD shot 52.4 percent from the field, a career-high 43.4 percent from 3-point range and 86.9 percent from the free-throw line. ALL the latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Durant’s Mother in Attendance for His ReturnWednesday’s game...
    Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers Take Disney World! See Pics From Their Magical Date High-Paying Jobs Where Women Outnumber Men © Provided by CBS Sports Apr 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; NBA referee Brent Barnaky (36) makes a call in the second quarter of a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Charlotte Hornets at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Kevin Durant is expected to return to the lineup for the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday when they play against the New Orleans Pelicans, according to the team's injury report. He is currently listed as probable to play for the first time since Feb. 13. Durant suffered a hamstring injury in that game that was initially believed to be minor but scans revealed more bleeding than the team initially expected. Given the torn Achilles tendon Durant suffered as a member of the Golden State Warriors, the Nets decided to be cautious. He has now missed Brooklyn's last 22 games but should return on Wednesday.  Unfortunately, the Nets are not going to be back at full strength quite yet. James Harden will miss...
    More On: brooklyn nets Nets still won’t have entire Big 3 against the Knicks Nets dealt more injuries with Big 3 about to become whole Nets suffer letdown Knicks stars send message to Nets’ Big 3 before Brooklyn showdown Nets guard James Harden’s return to the court was short-lived. Harden was forced from Monday’s game against the Knicks in the first half with right hamstring tightness, and did not return. It was the same hamstring that kept him out of the prior two contests. The injury occurred in the first quarter, after Harden penetrated and kicked the ball back out to a teammate on the right wing. Replays show he took a bad step and pulled up. Harden immediately pointed to the Brooklyn bench, and coach Steve Nash signaled for his Nets to intentionally foul in order to stop the game and get the hobbled Harden off the floor. It will come as a tough blow for Brooklyn, which is still trying to get their Big Three healthy and on the floor. After Nash had held out hope that...
    Getty Kevin Durant and 2 Chainz at the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kevin Durant has not played since February 13 due to a lingering hamstring injury that he suffered during his return to Golden State. What was presumed to be a minor injury that would only hold the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player out for just a couple of weeks, has sidelined Durant for over a month. While the Nets are still considering the injury to be minor, they have been cautious with Durant which is why he has been absent for such an extended period. The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Kevin Durant Set To Return SoonAccording to a recent report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, Durant’s long hiatus could soon be coming to a close. “Sources tell me Kevin Durant is closing in on a return to the floor,” Shams said on Thursday via Stadium. Before the injury, Durant was one of the leading candidates for...
    During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, among its most visible symbols were the almost empty subway cars that ran very infrequently and had few passengers other than a few essential workers and homeless people. Now that the city is slowly coming back, subway schedules are getting back to normal. The latest development is a restoration of pre-pandemic schedules to the C and F lines, both of which travel extensively into Brooklyn. The C train runs local on the same Fulton Street corridor as the A express, serving Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy, East New York, Cypress Hills and several areas over the border in Queens. The F train, running down to Coney Island, serves DUMBO, Downtown, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Kensington, Midwood, Gravesend and Coney Island.
    Wins may be better than the alternative. But the Nets are scuffling their way to victories, and know they’ll have to do — and be — better. Kyrie Irving’s return from a family leave and yet another James Harden triple-double helped Brooklyn to a 112-107 escape against Minnesota before a crowd 1,732 at Barclays Center on Monday night. But this game was all kinds of ugly. “Anytime an opposing team comes in here or we’re on the road, we feel like we’re gonna get their best shot despite their record,” Irving said. “Just feel like we couldn’t get control of the pace of the game. They were crashing the offensive glass, doing little things which kept them in the game. So a few mistakes on our end that we can clean up.” James Harden had 38 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, while Irving — who had missed the past three games — scored 27. Brooklyn saw a 108-98 cushion with 1:55 left disappear, allowing a 9-0 run. But the Nets got the defensive stand they needed in forcing a...
    Blake Griffin made his return to Detroit on Friday evening as a member of the Brooklyn Nets and got a win and a tribute video from the Pistons. The Brooklyn Nets barely edged out the Detroit Pistons in their matchup on Friday evening. It marked the first time Blake Griffin returned to Detroit since being bought out and signing with Brooklyn a little over a week ago. Griffin scored 17 points in the Nets’ 113-111 win over his old team. James Harden went off for 44 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists in a notably strange game that included tons of free throws and technical fouls. After the game, The Beard made it known how he felt about the MVP race whispers that have been swirling around the league. Still, even with all the on-court hostility, the night ended up being a good one for Griffin in his return to the Motor City.Blake Griffin is starting to make his presence felt with the NetsThe Pistons played a tribute video for Griffin during a first-half timeout, and he stood to acknowledge the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City public high schools will reopen later this month, and all school sports will resume in mid-April, the mayor announced Monday. High school students can head back to the classroom starting March 22. READ MORE: Bravo Packing Recalling Ground Beef And Performance Dog Foods Over Salmonella, Listeria Concerns Approximately 55,000 students – or 20% of the high school population – are expected to return. The rest opted for all-remote learning back in the fall. READ MORE: Video: Woman Struck By Backhoe, Run Over In Brooklyn The mayor said he is looking into adding another opt-in period this school year. MORE NEWS: 2 NYPD Officers Recovering, Suspect In Custody After Police-Involved Shooting In Brooklyn Schools switched to remote learning last November, heading into the holiday season. Elementary schools were the first to reopen for in-person learning on Dec. 7, followed by middle schools on Feb. 25.
    Getty Brooklyn's James Harden warms up before playing against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 06, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wednesday’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets at Toyota Center was highly anticipated not because of the game itself, but thanks to the return of James Harden to the city where he spent the previous eight-plus seasons. The Nets star was met with a smattering of both cheers and boos upon his introduction to the Houston fans. But after a video tribute to Harden played early in the game, the crowd’s reaction was much more singular — and Harden returned the favor. ALL the latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Harden Thanks Rockets FansA two-minute video tribute to Harden culminated with Houston thanking Harden for his many contributions — on and off the court — to the city. After the video concluded, the 4,000 or so fans in attendance for the game cheered in unison, despite the mixed reaction they...
    James Harden makes his return to Houston, as his Brooklyn Nets take on the Rockets. Months following a rocky and much-publicized exit, James Harden makes his return to the city of Houston on Wednesday night, as his Brooklyn Nets take on the Rockets. Back in January, Harden was granted his wish to be traded to the Nets in a massive four-team trade also including the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. Since joining the likes of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, Harden has thrived on his new team. Through 22 games, Harden is averaging 25.3 points, 11.3 assists and 8.7 rebounds while shooting 49.0-percent from the field and 41.9-percent from the three-point line. While Harden is thriving in Brooklyn, the Rockets are having a miserable season. Prior to Wednesday night’s tip-off, the Rockets are on 12-game losing streak. Their latest loss came on Monday night, when they fell to the Cavaliers 101-90.How to live stream Nets vs RocketsTip-off for Nets vs Rockets takes place at 7:30 p.m. ET live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The game will be broadcasted...
    Getty Brooklyn's James Harden takes the ball as Kyrie Irving runs behind him in the second half against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on January 23, 2021 in New York City. The Brooklyn Nets will be looking for their 10th win in their last 11 games on Wednesday. The Houston Rockets will be looking to snap a 12-game losing streak. The game’s major storyline, though, will come down to just one player. James Harden — and his return to Houston. Harden, the nine-time All-Star whom the Nets acquired on January 14 in a mega four-team trade, had a messy breakup with the Rockets before his departure. Wednesday night’s game at Toyota Center will present his first time facing his former team since the deal. Ahead of the highly anticipated matchup, Nets star Kyrie Irving made sure to issue something of a warning to the Rockets.Kyrie Irving Doesn’t Hold BackAfter Brooklyn’s 124-113 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, Irving didn’t mince words when asked if there will be any extra emotion for Harden’s return in...
    LGBTQ people face higher covid-19 risks. But no one knows the true toll on the community. A woman who was charged in connection to the Capitol riot bragged about being recruited by the Proud Boys Steve Nash was reliving special memories when entering the place he called home for his best years in the NBA. Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft These Unsold Jeep Grand Cherokees Are Now Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft Cash back card wipes out interest until mid-2022 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/39 SLIDES © Winslow Townson, USA...
    The Brooklyn Nets will be without their leading scorer, Kevin Durant, for at least the next week as a result of his exposure to a team employee who recently tested positive for COVID-19. As relayed by ESPN‘s Malika Andrews, Nets coach Steve Nash said that the 10-time All-Star and 2014 NBA MVP would not be eligible to rejoin the team until Friday. That would put him on track to make his return to the hardwood on Saturday night against his former club, the Golden State Warriors, in San Francisco. In the meantime, his absence has been a point of controversy in league circles. Durant was initially ruled out of his squad’s Friday bout with the Toronto Raptors after having driven with the employee. Per ESPN‘s sources, the 32-year-old had been maskless in the car with the person at least three times earlier in the day. The two reportedly drove first to Brooklyn’s practice facility for testing, and then back to Durant’s home from testing before sharing a third ride to the game. This was in direct violation of the association’s...
    Getty James Harden and Kyrie Irving share a laugh at the 2018 NBA All Star Game. Last night eight-time all-star James Harden finally made his debut as a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Harden is already breaking records as he became the first player in Nets franchise history to record a 30-point triple-double, something the likes of Jason Kidd and Deron Williams had never even accomplished. The Beard and Durant combined for 74 points last night which was the most points they have ever combined for as teammates dating back to their adolescent days with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nets were able to squeak out a 122-115 victory over the Orlando Magic but were without their starting point guard Kyrie Irving who is still away from the team due to personal reasons. Harden Anxious for Kyrie To Return Although they have been teammates for less than a week, James knows how special of a talent Kyrie is and is already anxiously awaiting his return.“I’m so excited for Kyrie to get back,” Harden told reporters following the win....
    N. Carolina cities begin passing historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws Kevin Barry’s ‘That Old Country Music’ examines the brutal bliss of romantic love Steve Nash hopeful Kyrie Irving is close to rejoining Nets after star guard completes mandatory quarantine The Brooklyn Nets got to see how newest addition James Harden fit into their roster alongside Kevin Durant during their Saturday night win over the Orlando Magic. Harden and Durant looked like a terrifying force, with the former putting up a triple-double in his Nets debut. After the game, Harden took to Instagram to share his excitement over his new team, while acknowledging that this team isn't even in its final form due to Kyrie Irving's absence. © Provided by CBS Sports Mar 4, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) reacts after scoring during the second quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Irving's return, however, could be just around the corner after the star point guard completed his mandatory quarantine after the league determined he violated health and safety protocols by attending a...
    NYC to Run Out of Vaccines Next Week Without Major Resupply $1,400? $2,000? The stimulus checks debate, explained Kyrie Irving to return for Brooklyn Nets following James Harden trade The Brooklyn Nets are expected to get Kyrie Irving back in the starting lineup in the aftermath of their blockbuster trade for James Harden. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Kyrie Irving's time away from the Nets for personal reasons is coming to an end. Irving has been away from the team for personal reasons, but appears on track to be back in action after his latest episode of bizarre behavior and dubious leadership. ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski had the scoop on Irving’s status, but The Athletic’s Shams Charania also reported on the money Irving cost himself by going AWOL. Irving will forfeit salary for any games missed due to five-day quarantine period. He is eligible to return to Nets team activities on Saturday if he continues to test negative for coronavirus. https://t.co/rnNhgHB8am— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 15, 2021 Kyrie Irving has been docked two game checks for missing contests Tuesday...
    This season has been very unpredictable when it comes to the Brooklyn Nets. At first, the Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant duo seemed unstoppable, and it looked like there was no way the Nets wouldn’t seal a place in the playoffs. However, with so many struggles with injuries and health protocols, they hold a 5-6 record, standing tenth in line in the East. What happened against OKC? Kyrie Irving and Durant hadn’t played for a couple of games before their matchup with Oklahoma City Thunder. While KD’s three-day absence was because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Irving’s absence had been declared because of personal issues. Oddly, Brooklyn was down both superstars when they played the Philadelphia 76ers, who are leading in the East and still won. This was also the case against Utah Jazz. But even though Durant was cleared to return for his matchup with OKC, the Nets couldn’t slow OKC down. This was despite Durant putting up a 36-point performance. The Nets also had a significant double-digit lead, which they tanked. With Irving missing, should the Nets...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The timing of Kyrie Irving’s return to the Brooklyn Nets remains unknown, with coach Steve Nash saying Monday he had no update on the point guard’s status. Irving has missed the last three games for personal reasons. Nash has said it’s a private matter and has refused to discuss Irving’s absence in detail. He did say that he believed Irving was tested for the coronavirus on Sunday, though he wasn’t sure about Monday. Whether Irving has continued to be tested during his time away could determine how quickly he would be eligible to play upon his return. The Nets have lost two of their three games without Irving. Kevin Durant missed two of them because of the NBA’s health and safety protocols for COVID-19 before returning Sunday in a 129-116 loss to Oklahoma City. Brooklyn’s next game is Tuesday against Denver. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The nearly nine-month wait for some sort of live sporting event to take place in our borough finally ended Tuesday afternoon on Remsen Street, albeit without fans and without a win for the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s basketball team. Swingman Travis Atson scored 19 points and fellow graduate student Unique McLean added 18, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Terriers returned to the Daniel Lynch Gymnasium at the Pope Physical Education Center with a season-opening 101-82 loss to Northeast Conference rival Bryant. There hadn’t been any professional or collegiate games played in Brooklyn since March 12, when the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament was in progress at Downtown’s Barclays Center before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the global shutdown of sports.
    Two teenage siblings who shot to fame on America's Got Talent have been arrested for refusing to leave their father amid a heated custody battle.  Kadan and Brooklyn Rockett were semi-finalists on the 2016 season of the FOX variety show, wowing judges and audiences alike with their magic tricks.  But the child magicians - known to fans as 'The Rocketts' - have been embroiled in family drama in the years since, as their parents fight for custody.  Last week, Kadan, 15, and Brooklyn, 13, were detained in Farmerville, Louisiana after they failed to comply with police, who were trying to return them to their mother.  Kadan and Brooklyn Rockett - siblings who shot to fame on America's Got Talent - have been arrested for refusing to leave their father amid a heated custody battle The teenagers are pictured with their father, Bart, following their release from custody last week  According to TMZ, the siblings have been living in California for the past several years with their father, Bart, but had returned to Louisiana for their grandmother's funeral.  Video obtained by...
    The New York Police Department is planning to deploy more than a 100 officers to the city's transit system following a string of violent subway pushes and attacks.  The 120 officers that are returning underground had been pulled from the transit beat to help cover protest during the summer, the NYPD explained to PIX 11.  It was not specified when exactly they would be expected to return.  The news of the increase comes as officers arrested a homeless man suspected of shoving a 29-year-old victim in at the Atlantic Avenue/BArclays Center station in Brooklyn.  News of the increase comes as officers arrested Michael Medlock, 33, for pushing a man in Brooklyn on Saturday morning The 120 officers that are returning underground had been pulled from the transit beat to help cover protest during the summer Michael Medlock, 33, was detained outside of his mother's home in East New York at around 12.30am, the New York Post reports. He was charged with two counts of attempted assault, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of menacing.    There have...
    The Nets and Rockets are seemingly playing a game of chicken, with the stakes being three-time scoring champ James Harden. It’s clear that Harden is not only intent on leaving Houston, but the Rockets star has honed in on Brooklyn as a preferred landing place. Now the Nets are left to find out just how extortionate a price the Rockets will hold to, decide how much they’re willing to pay and figure out how to bridge that gap. While there are reports circulating that the Nets and Rockets have reached a verbal agreement, sources have denied that is the case. Though most scenarios have the Nets parting with combinations of Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen and multiple first-round picks, they obviously don’t want to give up the farm. Meanwhile, after seeing the return New Orleans got for Jrue Holiday — including three first-round picks and two pick swaps — Houston is sure to ask for the world. “I don’t know if there’s that much of an appetite where you’re Brooklyn and you’re basically telling Houston, ‘Pick what you want...
    Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral hopeful Eric Adams took to the subways on Wednesday to urge New Yorkers to return to their old commutes and offices, which have been mostly empty since March. “We need New York to work and that starts with dispelling the rumors loud and clear — our subways are safe,” the masked Adams said during an organized ride from Brooklyn Borough Hall to Midtown Manhattan. “If people trust the subway, they will return to their offices and their employment environment,” he said. “If we don’t get people, passengers, back flowing through the arteries, we are not going to have our city open and running in an effective way.” Subway ridership plummeted in the initial months of the pandemic, and has been slow to return in light of claims that mass transit is a vector for the disease. The MTA, however, insists that zero coronavirus clusters have been traced back to transit anywhere on the globe. Experts in London, meanwhile, tested surfaces and air through that city’s subway and found no traces of the virus, the Evening...
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