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LOOK: Brooklyn Beckham announces engagement to Nicola Peltz

Jul 12, 2020 - 12:31 PM

'I am the luckiest man in the world,' says Brooklyn

Depleted Nets sign Jamal Crawford for season restart

Jul 09, 2020 - 9:37 AM

At 40, Jamal Crawford shows no signs of slowing down as he joins a Brooklyn Nets side that lost yet another key cog

STILL GOT IT. Jamal Crawford fires 51 points in a Suns game last season. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nets star Dinwiddie still has virus, to miss NBA restart

Jul 08, 2020 - 1:09 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie won’t join the Brooklyn Nets in the Orlando ‘bubble’ after a second positive virus test

TOP FAN. Spencer Dinwiddie (left) says he’ll be supporting his teammates all the way.  Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nets ace Chandler to skip NBA restart

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:22 PM

Wilson Chandler joins a handful of other NBA players who have elected to miss the restarted season

PASS. Wilson Chandler (left) will not join the Nets when the NBA season resumes in a bubble setting. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Nets 2020 playoff preview: Thank you, next

Jun 27, 2020 - 8:34 PM

The Brooklyn Nets may just be leisurely strolling along but they can actually dent the campaigns of some serious contenders

STEPPING UP. Spencer Dinwiddie (right) and Caris LeVert prove to be more than mere backups. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

NBA star Durant rules himself out for rest of season

Jun 06, 2020 - 7:22 PM

'It's just best for me to wait,' says Kevin Durant, dashing hopes of a Brooklyn Nets debut when the NBA season restarts

RECUPERATING. Nets star Kevin Durant continues his rehab. Photo from Brooklyn Nets

'Brooklyn 99' cast, Blake Lively donate funds to post bail for detained protesters

Jun 04, 2020 - 10:24 AM

Other celebrities like Ryan Reynolds and Chrissy Teigen are also putting up money in solidarity with protesters around the US

Lakers, Nets symptom-free after 14-day isolations

Apr 02, 2020 - 9:41 AM

Lakers and Nets players who tested positive for the virus, including superstar Kevin Durant, now show no symptoms of COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Taurean Prince #2 of the Brooklyn Nets and Jarrett Allen #31 during a 104-102 Nets win at Staples Center on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP 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.

Durant among Brooklyn Nets players diagnosed with COVID-19

Mar 18, 2020 - 7:17 AM

NBA superstar Kevin Durant tests positive for the virus along with 3 other Brooklyn Nets players

POSITIVE. Two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant reminds everyone to ‘take care’ of themselves. Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Davis off-target as Nets stun Lakers

Mar 11, 2020 - 2:53 PM

The Lakers look poised to force overtime against the Nets but LeBron James misses a game-tying layup

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Taurean Prince #2 of the Brooklyn Nets and Jarrett Allen #31 during a 104-102 Nets win at Staples Center on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP 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.

Brooklyn Nets split with Atkinson, Vaughn takes over as coach

Mar 08, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'This was an extremely difficult decision. However, the organization believes it is one that is necessary at this time,' says Nets general manager Sean Marks

SPLIT UP. The Brooklyn Nets and coach Kenny Atikinson part ways. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

LeVert delivers 'masterpiece' as Nets shock Celtics in OT

Mar 04, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Caris LeVert unleashes 51 points as the Nets storm back from a 21-point deficit against the Celtics

Kyrie Irving to undergo surgery, miss rest of NBA season

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:06 AM

With Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving out, the Nets' playoff push takes another hit

epa07944703 Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving runs up court during the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 23 October 2019. EPA-EFE/JASON SZENES SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

Raptors escape Nets to extend club-best winning streak

Feb 09, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The reigning champions stay on a roll as the Raptors stretch their winning run to 14 games

IN CHARGE. Fred VanVleet (right) takes over in the final quarter. Photo from Toronto Raptors

Nets lose Kyrie for a week with knee sprain

Feb 03, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Injuries continue to hound Kyrie Irving, who has already missed a career-high 28 games this NBA season

OUT AGAIN. Kyrie Irving will have to sit out a couple of games to recuperate. Photo from Instagram/@brooklynnets

Kyrie Irving honors Kobe with 54-point explosion against Bulls

Feb 01, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Channeling the 'Mamba mentality,' Kyrie Irving delivers an electrifying performance for the Nets

ON FIRE. Kyrie Irving unleashes his second 50-point game of the season. Photo from Brooklyn Nets

Nets fans chant 'Kobe' as team pays tribute to Bryant

Jan 30, 2020 - 6:38 PM

Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant before their home game win against Detroit

IN LOVING MEMORY. An image of NBA icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are shown on the jumbo video screen at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA-EFE

Kyrie drops 45 as Nets snap skid

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:55 PM

Kyrie Irving dazzles in his highest scoring game since his Nets debut as they halt a five-game losing streak

SCORING MACHINE. Kyrie Irving steals the show to help the Nets trip the Pistons in overtime. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets

LeBron tallies triple-double as Lakers roll over struggling Nets

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:34 PM

LeBron James inches closer to passing Kobe Bryant on the all-time NBA scoring list

ONE-MAN WRECKING BALL. LeBron James posts his 91st career triple-double. Photo from Twitter/@Lakers

Dominant Ben Simmons propels Sixers over Nets

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:10 AM

'Ben was ridiculously dominant tonight,' says 76ers coach Brett Brown as Simmons posts another triple-double

DOMINANT. Ben Simmons posts his 4th triple-double of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks run roughshod over Kyrie, Nets

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the hot-shooting Bucks drub the Nets by 20 on the road

TOO GOOD. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo keep the league-leading Bucks far from reach in the East.

Heat and 76ers stay hot at home

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Two Eastern Conference juggernauts sustain their dominant plays as the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers hack out separate wins

Take note: Jazz hit 10th straight win since Jordan addition

Jan 15, 2020 - 1:21 PM

The red-hot Utah Jazz still hold a perfect record since acquiring Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson in a trade last December

BIG BOOST. Jordan Clarkson proves to be what the Jazz needed to spark a turnaround. Photo from Utah Jazz

Irving shows no rust in return as Nets blast Hawks

Jan 13, 2020 - 1:38 PM

Kyrie Irving returns from missing 26 games and fires on all cylinders in one of the best shooting nights of his career

COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving says he missed playing basketball. Photo from Twitter/@BrooklynNets

Kyrie comeback: Nets say Irving likely to play vs Hawks

Jan 12, 2020 - 10:44 AM

After a shoulder injury sidelined Kyrie Irving for 26 games, the Nets star says he's now good to go

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving   Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA-EFE

Kyrie Irving eyeing NBA return as shoulder improves

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:34 AM

Sidelined for more than a month, Nets star Kyrie Irving finally returns to full practice

Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Nets' Kyrie Irving hoping to avoid shoulder surgery

Jan 05, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Kyrie Irving has not played an NBA game since November as he continues to nurse his right shoulder injury

COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving looks to return to the court this season. File photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Knicks rip Nets in cross-town clash

Dec 27, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving misses his 19th straight game as the Knicks score their first win over the Nets in 3 meetings this season

ON FIRE. Julius Randle unloads his second straight 30-point game for the Knicks. Photo from NBA

Dinwiddie paces Nets in win over Celtics as Kyrie looks on

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Kyrie Irving misses his eighth straight game but the Brooklyn Nets make sure to get the job done against his former team, the Boston Celtics

STEPPING UP. Spencer Dinwiddie drops a double-double of 32 points and 11 assists to power the Brooklyn Nets past Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Noice! 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' renewed for season 8

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Good, super toit things come to those who w8! NBC announces the early renewal of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for an 8th season

Harden, Kyrie turn in big nights; hurting Warriors win

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Houston's James Harden pumps in 44 points while Brooklyn's Kyrie Irving unloads 39 to power their teams to separate victories

ON FIRE. Kyrie Irving and James Harden sizzle in separate games on the road. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Irving, Nets hold off Knicks in Big Apple battle

Oct 26, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Kyrie Irving gets booed but the new Brooklyn star drops a performance reminding rival New York it's the Nets that won the off-season free agent contest

PUMPED. Kyrie Irving picks up his first win with the Nets versus Elfrid Payton and the Knicks. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Irving's 50 points not enough in Nets debut

Oct 24, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Kyrie Irving breaks the record for most points by a player in his first game with an NBA team

BITTERSWEET. Kyrie Irving erupts for 50 points but the Nets still drop a tough overtime loss to the Timberwolves. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

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

In Brooklyn catacombs, classical music rises among the dead

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:34 PM

'The music is not dead; it's the creativity of the approach in getting to audiences that feels more the issue to me,' says the founder of the cheekily named 'Death of Classical' series

People listen to a concert of the "Death of Classical" series at the Greenwood Cemetery on October 8, 2019 in New York City. Deep in one of New York's most prestigious cemeteries the eerie vibrations of a string concerto ricochet off catacomb walls, a seance of sorts invigorating the spirit of classical music. Media reports regularly warn of the genre's impending doom, but Andrew Ousley, who founded the cheekily named "Death of Classical" series, says the obituaries are beyond premature.  Johannes EISELE / 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

Stewart, the corgi who played Cheddar on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' dies

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:05 PM

'He was a one in a million kind of dog'

GOODBYE, STEWART. The 13-year-old corgi who played Cheddar on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' the longest, crosses the rainbow bridge. Photo from Stewart and Stellat the corgis' Instagram

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