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The Sorry State of New York Basketball

The Sorry State of New York Basketball

Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor
March 6, 2017
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These are trying times for fans of basketball in New York.

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Basketball in the Big Apple: The 2015 Knicks and Nets

Basketball in the Big Apple: The 2015 Knicks and Nets

Brandon Herrera, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
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With the NBA season now underway, the Knicks and Nets are fully in the glaring spotlight of New York City. Will both teams struggle again? Or will they find opportunities in the NBA's weak Eastern Conference?

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Q&A: WSN interviews Nets’ Mason Plumlee

Q&A: WSN interviews Nets’ Mason Plumlee

April 15, 2014
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As the NBA’s regular season comes to an end, the Brooklyn Nets are preparing for their first round matchup against the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs. Star rookie and Nets center Mason Plumlee shared his sentiments about his first pro season. Plumlee is currently ranked third on the Rookie of the Year l...

Brooklyn Nets fundraise for youth, community

Brooklyn Nets fundraise for youth, community

March 31, 2014
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Brooklyn Nets fans gathered at Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes in Manhattan for the Nets Annual Basketbowl fundraiser. Attendees had the opportunity to share their lanes with almost all of the 2013-2014 Nets players, including Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams. General admission tickets were ...

Nets work for .500 after dismal start

Nets work for .500 after dismal start

March 3, 2014
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All seemed lost. After an active offseason that resulted in the arrival of veteran All-Stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, as well as 2009 Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry, the Brooklyn Nets came into the season with championship ambitions, ready to challenge the likes of Eastern Conference el...

Brooklyn breaks barrier, signs first openly gay NBA player

Brooklyn breaks barrier, signs first openly gay NBA player

February 25, 2014
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After the Brooklyn Nets announced the signing of center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Feb. 23, the team became the first in NBA history to have an openly gay player on its active roster. Collins, who publicly came out last April, is expected to see playing time in several of the Nets’ upcoming contests...

Why the Nets shouldn’t panic

Why the Nets shouldn’t panic

November 26, 2013
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  After the Chicago Bulls eliminated the Brooklyn Nets from the playoffs last season, owner Mikhail Prokhorov was quick to make sure they would not suffer a similar fate this season. The Nets went all in this offseason by trading for future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as well...

Knicks, Nets history differs from current basketball scene

Knicks, Nets history differs from current basketball scene

November 5, 2013
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The New York Knicks have consistently held court as the city’s basketball royalty. With an illustrious history full of some of the game’s greatest players, they have reigned supreme from their throne in Madison Square Garden in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, playing host to the likes of Walt Fr...

Brooklyn Nets must evolve to stay competitive

Brooklyn Nets must evolve to stay competitive

February 19, 2013
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For any and all New Jersey Nets fans, success has been a bit of a dream in recent years. The Nets haven’t had a winning record since the 2005-06 season, and their last playoff appearance was in the 2006-07 postseason. Over the span of over half a decade since then, they’ve been consistently a...

The Knicks or the Nets: who should you choose?

The Knicks or the Nets: who should you choose?

September 19, 2012
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By Nishaad Ruparel me tell you what builds and maintains a fan base: sensationalism, loyalty and results. A team that employs superstars, stays loyal to its city and historically performs well is more likely to have a very strong fan base. Between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks...

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