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.


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.


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.


NBA: Brooklyn Nets thrash Philadelphia 76ers with Joe Johnson shooting the lights out

Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson, left, takes a shot over Philadelphia 76ers' James Anderson during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Andrew Keh There were 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter Monday night when Joe Johnson found himself with the ball in front of the visitors' bench at Barclays Center.


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.


NBA: San Antonio Spurs v Portland Trail Blazers a philosophical difference

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, left, argues a call with official David Jones, right, during the second half on an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 104-86. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Jonah Bromwich The Trail Blazers have been the biggest surprise in the NBA this season. Coming into Sunday, they were the best offensive team in the league (as measured by points per 100 possessions) and, with a...


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...


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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NBA: Chicago Bulls centre Joakim Noah provokes with taunting words

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, right, drives past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Benjamin Hoffman For once, it seems, Joakim Noah was not the one looking for a fight.