Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn Nets’

Dearly Departed: 5 Thoughts On The Burial Of The Brooklyn Nets

We are gathered here today to reflect on the untimely demise of the Brooklyn Nets in the 2014 NBA playoffs. Despite putting up a strong effort in a must-win Game 5, the “other” New York team just couldn’t withstand the Miami Heat when it mattered. With all of the question marks surrounding...
May 15th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Expect More Pressure, Drama And Paranoia In The NBA Conference Semifinals

And then there were eight. Let’s run through a brief list of notable moments we’ve all experienced as a family after just one round of the 2014 NBA playoffs: 1. Four-point plays became the norm. Not only did one seem to happen every night, but they always happened at critical points in the...
May 5th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

The Acceptance Of LeBron’s Good Decision On Taking His Talents To South Beach

I get so tired of hearing people talking about how LeBron chose to play alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. It’s not like they are carrying him to anything. They are role players on a team led by King James. I’m not a LeBron stan to say the least. I am a Knicks fan. A Knicks fan who wishes he...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Starting Lineups: Making The Case For Jason Kidd As NBA Coach Of The Year

When Jason Kidd was hired by the Brooklyn Nets to be their new head coach, most of us thought that the man would easily be able to transfer his leadership as a Hall-of-Fame point guard for two decades to now being a leader of men for the Big Russian’s basketball team. The man had never coached...
April 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The NBA On Christmas Day Open Thread: We Got 14 Hours Of Basketball Under The Tree

Merry Christmas everybody. May your mornings be filled with presents, your afternoons be filled with delicious food and your evenings filled with fellowship with friends and family. Oh yeah, may your day also be filled with an entire day of basketball greatness. In the spirit of Christmas, TSFJ will...
December 25th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Chrysler’s Road To Greatness* By Way Of Its High Horse

Yesterday during the National League Championship Series on TBS, a commercial aired that was the typical fare of “baseball meets and corporate America.” There were families, random community baseball games and minivans, the usual scene you can see going through any park in suburban America. Then...
October 16th, 2013 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The NHL Returns: Why You Should Watch

Sports fans, rejoice. After 113 days of night, the NHL lockout is finally over. I refuse to write another word about the most embarrassing episode of Gary Bettman’s very embarrassing reign as commissioner. If you would like words on the lockout, I suggest you turn to my previous work here and...
January 8th, 2013 | Hockey, No Class Friday | Read More

East Coast vs. West Coast Beef, NBA Edition

A few weeks ago, I began tweeting about the dynamic in Los Angeles with the Lakers struggling and the Clippers playing the best basketball that franchise has ever seen. I opined that the dichotomy of the Lakers and Clippers has switched on the court, but it wouldn’t necessarily switch in terms of...
January 4th, 2013 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

Wake Up: Why The Brooklyn Nets Will Never Be

Just because you pour syrup on it doesn’t make it pancakes, and just because you act like a big dog doesn’t make you one. The firing of Avery Johnson conclusively proved one thing about what’s going on with the Brooklyn Nets: They still have no more of a clue of what’s going on than when they...
December 28th, 2012 | Basketball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Growing Up With Rasheed Wallace And Jerry Stackhouse

Invariably, the older you get in life the more you cling onto things that make you feel young. For me, as a man that’s increasingly edging closer and closer to the age of 30, remembering things that happened 15-20 years ago is in the wheelhouse of my memories. When it comes to my appreciation...
December 21st, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

BROOOOOK-LYN: The Knicks Vs. Nets ‘Rivalry’ Was Fun Last Night

The theatrics were in play as TNT made sure we knew that this game was important. The characters were all in place. Hov and Bey descended to their rightful spot courtside. Hipsters, goons and working squares all filled the Barclays Center wearing their appropriate paraphernalia. The two teams provided...
November 27th, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Tuesday’s Thoughts: Too Bad Jay-Z Couldn’t Make Dwyane Wade’s Free Agent Meeting With The Nets In 2010

Ed’s Note: This is an evolution of the Starting Lineups. The feeling here is, “less is more.” Plus, you deserve quality reading in your life. So support good words and get a good read in the process.  The Basketball Jones’ Seth Rosenthal on Jay-Z, LeBron and D-Wade Possibly...
November 13th, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

NBA Question Of The Day: Who Runs New York, Knicks Or Nets?

The NBA kicks off its 2012-13 season tonight as three games will tip off on Tuesday. The Cavs vs. Wizards, Heat vs. Celtics, and Lakers vs. Mavericks all will kick off our 2012-13 season and bring all the basketball heads back to life. Of course, those with a “New York State of Mind” will...
October 30th, 2012 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Question Of The Day: Who Has The Best Backcourt In The NBA?

I was reading an article by Sam Gardner from Fox Sports about the tug-of-war that is about to take place with NYC basketball fans with their longstanding hometown New York Knicks and the new imports from New Jersey in the Brooklyn Nets. In the piece, Gardner points out that The Big Russian (Mikhail...
July 22nd, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Hello, Brooklyn! A Conversation with Nets CEO Brett Yormark

Back in March, TSFJ featured a manual of sorts for the newly rechristened Brooklyn Nets as they played out the string (and 35 years of roots) in New Jersey. This is a team not only bringing back major league professional sports for the first time since the Dodgers left in 1957, but one entering hostile...
June 15th, 2012 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

The Three Things The Nets Can Do To Survive in Brooklyn

By Jason Clinkscales / @asportsscribe Bruce Ratner purchased a seemingly distressed property, dressed it up for staging purposes and sold a majority of it in record fashion within a few years. Bruce Ratner essentially flipped the New Jersey Nets. Despite this scribe being a Knicks fan, there’s always...
February 23rd, 2012 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More