Kevin Garnett


Kevin Garnett gives Brooklyn Nets a huge identity

Even stifled behind a cold-induced rasp, Kevin Garnett's personality was irrepressible, as bubbly, dynamic and intriguing as ever.


Kevin Garnett says Brooklyn Nets need to adjust game on several fronts

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett  looks on with a towel wrapped around his head during the fourth quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Philadelphia.  The Nets won 127-97.  (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Andrew Keh As blunt as Kevin Garnett was about the Brooklyn Nets' defensive struggles, he was equally direct about the team's lofty defensive ambitions.


NBA playoffs a true contest in the west

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor It would be nice to say the best 16 teams are now locked in for the first round of the NBA playoffs, preparing for the first of what each team hopes to be four seven-game contests that lead to the...


LeBron James stopped at the rim by Mason Plumlee and Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn rookie Mason Plumlee stops LeBron James at the rim.

Ira Winderman Yes, the Brooklyn Nets have the Miami Heat's number.


Double Dribble: Knicks, Celtics and Lakers have lost their lustre

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor The NBA’s three most iconic brands - the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers – are suffering from a severe case of irrelevance in 2013-14. 

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Double Dribble: Brooklyn Nets an example of how to waste millions upon millions

Paul Suttor It would have been easy to write off the Brooklyn Nets early in the season when they were so bad they occupied the bottom rungs of the Eastern Conference, mired in the depths alongside the Knicks and...


Jason Collins in demand from Brooklyn Nets fans in win over Chicago Bulls

Brooklyn Nets Jason Collins speaks during a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center, Monday, March 3, 2014, in New York. More than a week after becoming the league's first openly gay player, Collins will finally get to play a home game. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andrew Keh It was only a few minutes into the game Monday when the fans behind the Brooklyn Nets' bench began chanting Jason Collins' name.


Jason Collins inspires Brooklyn Nets to ordinary win on extraordinary night

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, left, fouls Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Nets won 108-102. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Billy Witz On the basketball court, Jason Collins has never had any illusions about who he is: a lunch-pail player who has forged a 12-year career by doing the not-so-glamorous chores of setting screens,...


Jason Collins set to become first openly gay player on NBA team

FILE - APRIL 29, 2013: In a Sports Illustrated story NBA center Jason Collins came out, becoming the first openly gay active player in major sports April 29, 2013. CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 17: Jason Collins #98 of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Wizards 95-92. 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.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Andrew Keh After failing to acquire a frontcourt player before the NBA's trade deadline passed Thursday afternoon, the Brooklyn Nets' focus shifted to a list of free-agent big men they could sign and plug into...


Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers rivalry now lacklustre

Los Angeles Lakers Kent Bazemore (R) struggles the ball with Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo (L) during NBA action, February 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK

Billy Witz It was just four years ago that the Celtics were beaten by the Lakers, and coach Doc Rivers went around the visitors' locker room and collected $100 from every player and coach.


Kevin Love's mixed messages create uncertainty at Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love smiles as he did not play in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Minneapolis.(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Pat Borzi The amateur mind-reading bothers Kevin Love the most, even though he caused most of it.


NBA: Anthony Davis' numbers have been worthy of All Star selection

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) grabs a loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The Pelicans defeated the Magic 100-92. (AP Photo/Bill Haber).

Sean Highkin When the NBA announced the All-Star reserves last week, one of the most conspicuously absent names was Anthony Davis.


NBA season preview: Battle of the boroughs all that's worth watching in Atlantic division

Paul Suttor In the final plank to the six-part division by division NBA season preview by Paul Suttor and Paul Zalunardo, it's time to run the rule over the Atlantic division.


NBA: Tyson Chandler's injury opens door for New York Knicks to sign Jason Collins

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Tyson Chandler #6 of the New York Knicks struggles to get up after colliding with Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Bobcats in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2013 in New York City.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.   Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Harvey Araton One week into an already stressful season, the New York Knicks do not have a center, a defensive beacon in the NBA storm.


NBA: San Antonio Spurs register ninth straight win by thrashing Memphis Grizzlies

San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills (8) defends against Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Patty Mills' San Antonio Spurs have racked up their ninth straight NBA win with a 102-86 thrashing of the Grizzlies in Memphis.


NBA: LA Lakers star Steve Nash trying to play on through the pain

DALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball against Jose Calderon #8 of the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on November 5, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. 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.   Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Billy Witz As Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash speaks in such a clinical manner about nerve root irritation, proper alignment, asymptomatic discomfort and musculature default patterns, listening to him...


America gapes at Knicks and Nets

New York derby.

The battle of two of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference.


NBA: Eastern Conference sets new standards for poor play

Toronto Raptors' Rudy Gay and Denver Nuggets' Timofey Mozgov reach for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Nate Taylor So what is it with the Eastern Conference of the NBA? At the start of this week, only two of the 15 teams in the conference had records above .500. One other was at .500.


NBA: New York Knicks pound Brooklyn Nets

New York Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani (77) of Italy reacts after sinking a shot in the first half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in New York. Bargnani scored 16 points as the Knicks defeated the Nets 113-83. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Andrew Keh The Knicks have spent weeks in disarray, looking far and wide to solve a season-long malaise. They should have known that relief was right under their noses, in Brooklyn.


NBA: Apprentice Brad Stevens teaches old master Mike Woodson a lesson

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens directs his team against the New York Knicks during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in New York. The Celtics won 114-73.  (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Harvey Araton Growing up in an Indianapolis suburb, little Brad Stevens must have paid close attention when he attended his first basketball camp, run by three former Indiana University players, including Mike...