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20 Oct
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76ers hold on to beat Nets in Brooklyn (Yahoo! Sports)

19 Oct

Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young (21) leaps over Brooklyn Nets' Mirza Teletovic (33) during the first half on an NBA preseason basketball game Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

NEW YORK (AP) -- A reserve the last three seasons, Thaddeus Young's ability to outmuscle opposing defenders could very well land him back in the Philadelphia 76ers' starting lineup.

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Celtics ruin Nets’ return to national TV, 115-85 (Yahoo! Sports)

18 Oct

Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (34) passes the ball as Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson (7) and forward Andray Blatche (0) defend in the first half of their preseason NBA basketball game at Barclays Center, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) -- That beautiful new Brooklyn arena and those slick black uniforms are getting the Nets plenty of attention.

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Nets rally for 97-96 win over Boston (Yahoo! Sports)

16 Oct

Boston Celtics' Jeff Green goes down after driving against Brooklyn Nets' Carleton Scott (34) and Andray Blatche during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) -- Mirza Teletovic made a foul shot with 4.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets reserves rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 97-96 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

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Nets beat Wizards in first game in Brooklyn (Yahoo! Sports)

15 Oct

Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) shoots over Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor (50) during the first half of their NBA preseason basketball game at the Barclays Center in New York, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brooklyn's back in pro sports, and the Nets insisted on a triumphant return.

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Nets hold off 76ers in OT in Brooklyn debut (Yahoo! Sports)

13 Oct

Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams (8) and Brook Lopez (11) attempt to grab a rebound against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half during a preseason NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The Nets looked nothing like the team that called New Jersey home for 35 years.

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NJ court: Woman can’t sue Nets CEO after abortion (Yahoo! Sports)

12 Oct
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Friday that the former girlfriend of Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark cannot sue him for allegedly failing to keep promises he made on the condition that she have an abortion.
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DeShawn Stevenson strikes back at Deron Williams, calls him out for quitting on the Nets

10 Oct

It's not great controversy to state that the New Jersey Nets had a bad season in 2011-12. On top of winning just 22 of their 66 games, they seemed to suffer under the weight of losing and looking ahead to their high-profile move to Brooklyn. Whatever the case, it was not an ideal situation, and there was little energy surrounding the club.

Last week, point guard Deron Williams claimed that several players in the locker room were not focused on the task at hand. Not surprisingly, one of those players was not happy with his comments. The outspoken DeShawn Stevenson, now a member of the Atlanta Hawks, fired back on Twitter (via SLAM):

I hate Fake M----f-----s That Quit On team but talk [expletive] in Espn Mag .

I hear ppl laughing but they ain't talking!!! Win One Shots Fired

If u gonna say ppl Quit say Names I Don't Quit I work hard period when u say that my name in it and I work hard I don't quit!!!

Say Names Put Address on It!!!!

I'm not sure why Stevenson is referring to ESPN the Magazine, but these comments sure do seem directed towards Williams. Stevenson has never been quiet with his opinions, including during his longstanding, somewhat ridiculous feud with LeBron James. No one should expect him to back down, particularly when his effort has (indirectly) been called into question.

Really, this was poor form from Williams even if his comments were 100 percent accurate. Questioning teammates' effort is effectively questioning their commitment to their careers, which is the kind of thing sure to rub people the wrong way. Plus, the modern NBA is such that Williams could play with many of these guys again, if he's not playing with them this year, as well. (As point of reference, he also played with Stevenson in Utah.) The question is if it's more important to speak one's mind than to foster positive relationships.

Williams is trying to be a leader and get people to give their all. But, as always, there's a thin line between motivating and being a bit of a jerk. Stevenson shouldn't have voiced his displeasure in public, either, but it's hard to argue he wasn't provoked.

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Jay-Z says media diminishes his stake in the Brooklyn Nets, is mostly right

09 Oct

Back in August, when the reality of the Barclays Center's launch was just setting in, The New York Times ran a report on Jay-Z's impact as part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets. The major revelation wasn't that he was a big player in the organization, but that he did so while holding a relatively small stake in the franchise: just 1/15th of 1 percent, or an initial investment of $1 million.

While that's a meaningful amount to pretty much anyone in the world, it's a small cut of an NBA team. Given that Jay has already designed the team's new uniforms, earned them newfound respect among players, and basically turned them into a relevant part of the larger culture, this all came as a surprise.

That surprise has turned into widespread chatter about Jay-Z's role with the team, and he's obviously heard about it. So, during the last of eight sold-out shows to kick off the opening of the Barclays Center, he fought back against the critics. Ben Golliver watched the YouTube live-stream of the concert, and he wrote about Jay-Z's comments for Eye on Basketball:

Jay-Z first disputed the reported percentage -- telling his audience that he didn't know where the media got their numbers -- before asserting that "some" in the media have presented his role in the ownership group in a way that was intended as a purposeful slight.

"That's their way of diminishing our accomplishments," he said. "Don't let anyone diminish your accomplishments."

The real story, he explained, goes like this: "[I'm] a young black African male who was raised in a single-parent home in low-income housing and I stand before you as an owner of the Brooklyn Nets." The Barclays Center crowd erupted in cheers.

"Don't let anyone diminish your accomplishments," Jay-Z repeated. "You don't have to be inspired by me, be inspired by Barack Obama if you choose to. Latinos in here, be the first Latino president. Ladies in here, be the first female president."

Jay-Z then encouraged the crowd to raise their middle fingers into the air before breaking into his hit song, "99 Problems."

Last Tuesday, NetsDaily.com noted that Jay had made similar comments at an earlier show, which suggests that it was a part of his stage banter during all eight of the concerts. It's likely that Jay-Z planned these remarks as a way of fighting back against the perception that he has little real power with the Nets. Some of his sentiment could be misplaced: the original New York Times report depicts him as someone who does a lot for the franchise, and the racial suggestion is certainly not true of everyone who's opined on this story. Nevertheless, there is something to his point, even if the reported percentage is correct.

What Jay-Z has done for the Nets is remarkable, and certainly not worthy of derision. In a few years, he's taken a team with a meaningful local profile and turned it into one of the NBA's most talked about franchises. And while he had no real impact on getting the Nets to move to Brooklyn — that was the work of Bruce Ratner and Mikhail Prokhorov, primarily — Jay-Z's role with the Nets has been to make the transition as seamless as possible. Whether by designing distinctive uniforms or lending both mainstream and street appeal to the team, Jay-Z has done whatever necessary to make sure that the Nets' move registers as a shift in culture, not just of location. That's meaningful work, even if you think it's amounted to little more than window dressing for a process of gentrification.

The issue here is not what Jay-Z has accomplished by becoming an owner, but what he's achieved as an owner. There are people with full 100 percent stakes in teams who haven't done so much to increase their teams' presence in the market. The Nets and Jay-Z are a special case, certainly, but they're also an example of what can be done with a certain level of commitment to a clear set of goals. It's a useful example for other owners to follow, no matter how much money they've put into their investments.

Jay-Z's ownership stake ultimately matters only if we judge his accomplishments by his ability to profit directly from them. (Jay-Z's relationship with the Nets will almost certainly help him financially in the long run, no matter how much money he makes now.) That is the mark of a person with questionable values, or at least someone who took this "Mr. Show" sketch seriously. No matter how much of the Nets Jay-Z actually owns, he has been an effective owner. Deciding as much depends on looking at what he's done in the role, not his monetary claim to the job.

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Nets ready to get going on Brooklyn era (Yahoo! Sports)

01 Oct

Brooklyn Nets Jerry Stackhouse is surrounded during team media day, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

NEW YORK (AP) -- MarShon Brooks stood wearing his brand-new uniform in front of a green screen on the Brooklyn Nets' practice court, screwing up his face and making kissy lips at the camera. He stopped, then puckered up again for another take that will eventually introduce the ''Kiss Cam'' at the Barclays Center.

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