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Nets draw Hong Kong protest backers as NBA-China row simmers

Oct 19, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Several hundred people clad in t-shirts that read 'Stand with Hong Kong' watched the Nets' preseason showdown against reigning NBA champion Raptors

NEW HOME. Kyrie Irving will play his first season for the Brooklyn Nets. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets

Nets beat Lakers to bring merciful end to tense China tour

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:40 AM

As the NBA's controversial preseason China tour wraps up, it leaves behind questions over the future of a key market

STILL POPULAR. On court, Chinese fans continue to cheer for NBA superstars like LeBron James. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

NBA cancels all Lakers-Nets press events in China

Oct 11, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The NBA says the China row has put the players in a 'complicated and unprecedented situation'

NO MORE QUESTIONS. Visiting NBA players like Lakers superstar LeBron James and the Nets' DeAndre Jordan will just let their games do the talking. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Hail King James: NBA reigns for a night in China game

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The preseason Shanghai clash between the Lakers and the Nets shows it will be difficult to shake the NBA's huge following among passionate Chinese fans

MAIN DRAW. LeBron James mesmerizes Chinese fans even as the Lakers bow to the Nets. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:38 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers take on the Brooklyn Nets in a Shanghai preseason game amid a controversial pro-democracy tweet that has angered China

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Shanghai cancels NBA fan event over 'inappropriate' HK comments

Oct 09, 2019 - 4:36 PM

China calls off an NBA fan night on the eve of a preseason game pitting the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets

HEATED. The NBA and China row continues even as several NBA players like LeBron James and Anthony Davis remain in Shanghai for the Los Angeles Lakers’ scheduled events with the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA, Nets cancel Shanghai media event

Oct 08, 2019 - 4:09 PM

NBA China tells the media that the event has been scrapped just 2 hours before it was due to start

CANCELED. Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets arrive in Shanghai before their exhibition game against the Los Angeles Lakers got canceled. Photo from Brooklyn Nets Twitter

After 'failed' Celtics leadership role, Irving seeks new start with Nets

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Kyrie Irving regrets failing his Boston Celtics teammates but vows not to make the same mistakes with the Brooklyn Nets

Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving day-to-day with facial fracture

Sep 26, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The Brooklyn Nets downplay the injury Kyrie Irving sustained during a workout

NOTHING SERIOUS. The Nets insist there's nothing to worry after new star recruit Kyrie Irving sustained an injury. Photo from Brooklyn Nets

Nets show Durant in new No. 7 jersey, Irving working out

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The Brooklyn Nets give a sneak peek of their NBA preseason with superstar recruits Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving

STAR POWER. Kyrie irving and Kevin Durant look to bring the young Nets deeper into the playoffs in the next few seasons. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Nets forward Chandler issued 25-game doping suspension

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Just a month after joining the Brooklyn Nets, Wilson Chandler gets suspended for positive drug test

BANNED. Wilson Chandler (left), who saw action with the Clippers last season, won’t get to suit up yet for his new team as he serves a league suspension. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Durant to sport new jersey number for Nets

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Kevin Durant will not be wearing No. 35 for the first time in the NBA as he begins a new chapter in his career with the Nets

FRESH START. Kevin Durant says he will continue to honor the man behind No. 35 – his AAU coach Charles Craig, who was murdered at age 35. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)

Irving officially signs with Nets

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:04 PM

With the Nets also acquiring DeAndre Jordan, Kyrie Irving joins a young playoff team expected to be even tougher with Kevin Durant

FRESH START. Kyrie Irving will play for his third NBA team next season. Photo from

Nets trade D'Angelo Russell to Warriors

Jul 01, 2019 - 12:15 PM

D'Angelo Russell is coming off his first All-Star selection and a runner-up finish for the Most Improved Player award

D-LOADING. D'Angelo Russell will join the Warriors, his third NBA team. Photo from Brooklyn Nets' Twitter account (@BrooklynNets)

Kevin Durant to depart Warriors for Nets as NBA free agent

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Although expected to miss all of next season, Kevin Durant is set to sign a max deal with the Brooklyn Nets

MAJOR MOVE. As Kevin Durant leaves the Warriors for the Nets, Boston guard Kyrie Irving is also expected to join him in Brooklyn. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Irving 'motivated' to sign 4-year deal with Nets

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Kyrie Irving becomes part of the Brooklyn Nets' plan to lure Kevin Durant to the team

LEAVING. Kyrie Irving targets signing with the Brooklyn Nets.  File photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers rip Nets, set semis series vs Raptors

Apr 24, 2019 - 11:12 AM

Joel Embiid and the Sixers dispatch the Nets, 4-1, to arrange a semis showdown versus the No. 2 Raptors

WAKE-UP CALL. Joel Embiid says the Sixers’ shock Game 1 loss to the No. 6 Nets triggered them to flip the switch. Photo from Philadelphia 76ers Twitter account

Nets GM Sean Marks gets one-game NBA ban

Apr 22, 2019 - 12:51 PM

Marks will serve his suspension when the Nets visit Philadelphia for Game 5

SUSPENDED. Sean Marks receives a one-game ban for the Brooklyn Nets' crucial Game 5. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines 76ers' Butler, Nets' Dudley for altercation

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley engage in an altercation in Game 4 of their best-of-seven opening-round series

FINED. Jimmy Butler is handed $15,000 for shoving Jared Dudley who is slapped with a $25,000 fine for rushing at Joel Embiid. File photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP

Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected

Apr 21, 2019 - 8:38 AM

The Sixers are a win away from taking the first-round series against the Nets

3-1 LEAD. The Sixers are leading the first round series over the Brooklyn Nets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers' historic 3rd quarter surge blasts Nets in Game 2

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers get even with the Brooklyn Nets thanks to a dominant win

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Ben Simmons records a triple-double of 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

Sixers lash at booing fans after upset playoff loss

Apr 14, 2019 - 7:01 PM

'If you're going to boo, then stay on that side,' Australian star Ben Simmons tells Sixers fans

IRKED. The Brooklyn Nets – and even the Sixers’ own fans – frustrate Ben Simmons. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Nets upset Sixers in NBA playoffs opener

Apr 14, 2019 - 8:18 AM

D'Angelo Russell knocks in 26 points as the No. 6 Nets stun the third-ranked Sixers on the road in Game 1

TAKE CHARGE. Nets star D'Angelo Russell drives around the Sixers' JJ Redick. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP

Playoff hungry Nets topple top-seeded Bucks

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Nets hack out a huge upset win over the No. 1 Bucks to boost their playoff bid

MAJOR UPSET. D'Angelo Russell and the Nets take advantage of the shorthanded Bucks. Photo from NBA Twitter

Hayward shines as Celtics hand Heat damaging defeat

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The results leave 4 East teams – Detroit, Brooklyn, Orlando and Miami – fighting for the last 3 playoff berths

FINAL PUSH. Playoff-bound Boston gets a big lift from Gordon Hayward in the Celtics’ bid to secure a top 4 spot. Photo from NBA Twitter

Giannis returns to power Bucks' win

Apr 02, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'I want to play every game – rest is not in my dictionary,' says Antetokounmpo in his return from injury

NO REST. Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 28 points to lead the Bucks to a victory. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

3 East teams hold on to tenuous playoff spots

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat forge key victories to stay inside the playoff circle

PRECARIOUS POSITION. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat hold on to the 8th and last spot in the East playoff race. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Nurkic's horrific leg injury mars Blazers OT thriller

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Jusuf Nurkic exits the game after suffering a brutal leg injury

UNFORTUNATE. Portland's Jusuf Nurkic goes down with a gruesome injury in his best NBA season yet. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers out: LeBron misses playoffs for 1st time since 2005

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) LeBron James and the Lakers bow to the Nets as Los Angeles misses the playoffs for the sixth straight season

FAILURE. LeBron James misses the playoffs for the first time since 2005. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lou Williams' game-winner lifts Clippers past Nets

Mar 18, 2019 - 12:46 PM

Los Angeles strengthens its hold of 8th place for the final playoff berth in the Western Conference

CLUTCH KILLER. Lou Williams hits a game-winner for the nth time in his NBA career. Photo from Twitter (@nbastats)

Westbrook posts 130th career triple-double in OKC win

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Russell Westbrook delivers another triple-double show to power the Thunder over the Nets

ENERGIZER. Russell Westbrook says his job is to bring energy to the team every game. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Nets guard Russell replaces Oladipo at NBA All-Star Game

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell gets his first NBA All-Star nod as replacement for injured Pacers star Victor Oladipo

SIZZLING SEASON. D'Angelo Russell boasts career-high averages of 19.6 points and 6.4 assists this season. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFP

Russell soars as Nets rally from 21 down to beat Magic

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Russell equals his career high total and buries the clutch three-pointer for the win

Harden erupts for 58, but Rockets still fall to Nets in OT

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie fires 33 points as the Nets outlast James Harden and the Rockets in overtime

DISAPPOINTED. James Harden says it’s ‘very frustrating’ that the Rockets surrendered a seven-point lead against the Nets in overtime.

Nets hand Celtics 3rd straight loss

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:12 AM

D'Angelo Russell catches fires for 34 points as Brooklyn adds to the woes of a Boston team touted as heavy favorites in the Eastern Conference

PLAYOFF CONTENDER. D'Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets remain in the playoff race. Photo from Twitter (@BrooklynNets)

Raptors avenge loss to Nets

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Kawhi Leonard has now pumped in 20 points in 18 consecutive games for the Toronto Raptors

STILL ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard and the league-leading Raptors cruise to their 32nd win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Lakers to visit China for NBA pre-season games vs Nets

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The Lakers and Nets will meet on October 10 at Shanghai and October 12 at Shenzhen

LEBRON IN CHINA. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are set to play in China on October as the franchise returns for the first time since 2013. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Undermanned Sixers hold off Suns, Celtics pounce on T'wolves

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joel Embiid caps a 42-point display with a Sixers win as the Celtics also score behind Gordon Hayward's 35 points

HOT START. Joel Embiid unleashes 30 of his 42 points in the 1st half. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Harden sustains hot streak, Antetokounmpo hits triple-double

Dec 30, 2018 - 1:45 PM

MVP James Harden joins NBA legend Oscar Robertson in the record books as Giannis Antetokounmpo powers the Bucks to a league-best record

STREAKING. James Harden erupts for 41 points to lift the Rockets past the Pelicans. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Raptors rally from 17 down to edge Heat

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green star as the Toronto Raptors snap Miami Heat's five-game winning streak

ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard pumps in 30 points as the Raptors improve to a league-best 26-10 record. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

NBA fines Nets coach Atkinson $25K after game ejection

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Kenny Atkinson unleashes a profanity-filled rant at referee Tony Brothers that ejected him from the game

FINED. Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson gets slapped with a hefty fine for verbal abuse and not leaving the court promptly after an ejection call. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Jarrett Allen gets up for massive block on LeBron

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:28 PM

The 20-year-old Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets comes out fearless against Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James

REJECTED. The young Jarrett Allen bravely challenges LeBron James at the rim. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Revenge sweet for Russell as Nets sink Lakers

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:43 PM

'He hurt us,' coach Luke Walton says of Nets star D'Angelo Russell, who got traded just two years after the Lakers made him the No. 2 overall pick

TAKE NOTE. Brooklyn point guard D'Angelo Russell reminds his former team of his talents. Photo from NBA

Russell turns up heat in OT as Nets surprise Raptors

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:48 PM

Brooklyn beats Toronto for the first time in more than 3 years

WINNING TRACK. D'Angelo Russell powers the Brooklyn Nets to their first win after 8 straight losses. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Nets guard LeVert won't need surgery for dislocated foot

Nov 14, 2018 - 9:01 AM

After rehabilitation, Brooklyn top scorer Caris LeVert is expected to 'return to full strength' this season

WELL WISHES. Players around the league sent messages of support and prayers to Caris LeVert. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Caris LeVert sustains gruesome injury, NBA community reacts

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

Caris LeVert of the Brooklyn Nets suffers an unfortunate right leg injury that could end his breakout season

BELOVED. The Brooklyn Nets and significant figures from the NBA community send their love to Caris LeVert who picked up a gruesome injury. Photo from Twitter (@brooklynnets)

Minus Curry, Cook heats up as Warriors clip Nets

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Quinn Cook steps ups and Kevin Durant delivers a double-double as Golden State cruises to an 11th win without the injured two-time NBA MVP

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 22: Quinn Cook #4 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Phoenix Suns at ORACLE Arena on October 22, 2018 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Bombs away as Warriors win long ball shootout over Nets

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Steph Curry surpasses George McCloud with at least 5 triples in all 7 games this season

SNIPER. Steph Curry drills in 7 triples to power the Warriors to a 6-1 record. File photo Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Charlotte ships Dwight Howard to Brooklyn

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The Hornets trade the star center to the Nets for Timefey Mozgov and two second-round picks

HEAD-SCRATCHER. Dwight Howard, who’s enjoying a career resurgence with averages of 17.4 points and 12.7 rebounds, heads to his 4th team in 4 years. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP