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.

Paul Pierce leaves Brooklyn Nets for Washington Wizards

Now a Wizard: Former Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce

Benjamin Hoffman The Brooklyn Nets shocked the basketball world at the 2013 NBA draft by snapping up Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics in a trade. Pierce is now gone to the Wizards.


Miami Heat turn tables on Brooklyn Nets in NBA playoffs

LeBron James led the way with 22 points on Tuesday as two-time defending NBA champions Miami opened their second-round playoff series against Brooklyn with an emphatic 107-86 triumph.


Heat rolls over Nets in NBA playoffs

LeBron James tallied 22 points and Chris Bosh had 18 points and six rebounds as the Miami Heat downed the Brooklyn Nets 94-82 in game two of their Eastern Conference playoff series.


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.


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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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.


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...


Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry unfazed by injury or height disadvantage

Toronto's Kyle Lowry competes for a rebound with taller Brooklyn duo Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Zach Schonbrun Jonas Valanciunas was standing in the Toronto Raptors locker room after Sunday's game, talking to reporters, when a voice was heard from behind a wall of microphones and cameras.


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.


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.


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.


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,...


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

Paul Suttor

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...


NBA: Brooklyn Nets turning season around but still a long way off the pace

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Andray Blatche #0 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates with Reggie Evans #30 after scoring a three point basket at the end of the third quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Barclays Center on December 12, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Nets defeat the Clippers 102-93. 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.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Beckley Mason For five weeks, just about everything fell apart for the Brooklyn Nets, including their coaching staff's dynamic and most players' health. Now everything appears to be falling into place.


NBA: Brooklyn Nets all-star line-up still lacks chemistry

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, left, reacts after fouling Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in New York. Washington defeated Brooklyn 113-107. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Benjamin Hoffman On the side of Barclays Center is a giant decal of the Brooklyn Nets' projected starting lineup for this season.


Brooklyn Nets faltering with no Plan B in place

Brooklyn Nets' Mirza Teletovic (33), of Bosnia, looses the ball under pressure from Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes (00) and Brandon Davies (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Harvey Araton It may be futile when chased by a shark in deep water to question the decision to have gone swimming in the first place.


NBA: Brooklyn Nets effort questioned by fans and coach after dismal loss to Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls' D.J. Augustin, left, passes around Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett during the first half of the NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andrew Keh The chorus of boos and jeers started with about half a minute left in the game, when Tornike Shengelia attempted to dribble the ball behind his back but instead felt it stripped away.