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KG being KG

Meet Brooklyn’s secret weapon, “Mr. Whammy”.

Fantastic work by @GotEm_Coach, who directed & edited this for Grantland.

2002 : Jason Kidd & Kobe Bryant

Song : Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf "Methods"

Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls
Game 1 - Sat April 20, Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m., ESPN Game 2 - Mon April 22, Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m., TNT Game 3 - Thu April 25, Brooklyn at Chicago, 8:30 p.m., NBA TV Game 4 - Sat April 27, Brooklyn at Chicago, 2 p.m., TNT Game 5 - Mon April 29, Chicago at Brooklyn, TBD, TBD Game 6 - Thu May 2, Brooklyn at Chicago, TBD, TBD Game 7 - Sat May 4, Chicago at Brooklyn, TBD, TNT 

Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls

Game 1 - Sat April 20, Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m., ESPN 
Game 2 - Mon April 22, Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m., TNT 
Game 3 - Thu April 25, Brooklyn at Chicago, 8:30 p.m., NBA TV 
Game 4 - Sat April 27, Brooklyn at Chicago, 2 p.m., TNT 
Game 5 - Mon April 29, Chicago at Brooklyn, TBD, TBD 
Game 6 - Thu May 2, Brooklyn at Chicago, TBD, TBD 
Game 7 - Sat May 4, Chicago at Brooklyn, TBD, TNT 

A Kobe dunk soundtracked by Kobe raps.

(Source: oakleyandallen)

The Celtics & Nets got into a little skirmish this evening.

What do you guys think of these leather Brooklyn Nets hats?

What do you guys think of these leather Brooklyn Nets hats?

nationalpostsports:

What do you think of the new Brooklyn Nets logo? It was designed by minority owner Jay-Z, who says he was “inspired by the New York City Transit Authority subway signs from 1957.” Photo: NBA.com/Nets

Jay-Z designed the new Brooklyn Nets logos.
What do you guys think of them?

nationalpostsports:

What do you think of the new Brooklyn Nets logo? It was designed by minority owner Jay-Z, who says he was “inspired by the New York City Transit Authority subway signs from 1957.” Photo: NBA.com/Nets

Jay-Z designed the new Brooklyn Nets logos.

What do you guys think of them?

thescore:

The new Brooklyn Nets logo?

What do you guys think?

thescore:

The new Brooklyn Nets logo?

What do you guys think?

There’s no way Deron Williams ever plays a home game in Brooklyn, is there?

There’s no way Deron Williams ever plays a home game in Brooklyn, is there?

ESPN: Dwight Howard to ask Orlando Magic for trade to New Jersey
If Dwight signs with the Nets, he’ll probably be visiting the Kremlin more often with his new pals Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z.

ESPN: Dwight Howard to ask Orlando Magic for trade to New Jersey

If Dwight signs with the Nets, he’ll probably be visiting the Kremlin more often with his new pals Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z.

NBA Economics 101: NBA Ownership, hidden revenues and the plight of fans
The New Jersey Nets were officially introduced to Brooklyn today by none other than BK’s Marcy Project survivor, Jay-Z. After a year of searching for a name and an angle to re-brand the struggling franchise with, it looks like the team will stick with their original name; the Brooklyn Nets. 
But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. The Nets did make a big splash today in the blogosphere and twitter but not because of their more than obvious name announcement. They made headlines due to the fact that a well know and respected writer finally stepped up to dismiss the myth of NBA teams losing serious amounts of money. 
Malcolm Gladwell dropped a must-read post on Grantland today titled ‘The Nets and NBA Economics’, essentially touching on same points that fellow bloggers like @JonesOnTheNBA, @HPBasketball, @KBergCBS and myself have been championing for months. 
Read Gladwell’s piece. Read all of it and understand it. It’s got numbers in there that will make turn your insides and set fire to your heart. Perhaps it will burn off the wool that’s been pulled over the eye’s of the majority and it will be loud and clear; NBA OWNERSHIP IS A PROFITABLE BUSINESS. I can not express this enough.
NBA teams make a ton of revenue that doesn’t fall into the typical BRI (Basketball Related Income). Sure, NBA owners are mostly all billionaires and have various businesses and streams of income, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about business opportunities that only present themselves to the very select few that own a basketball team. 
Whether it’s Jerry Buss teaming up with AEG to build LA Live, Dan Gilbert leveraging his Cavaliers’ ownership to open Casinos in Ohio, Mark Cuban’s HDNet television networks and many, many more including the Nets moving to Brooklyn and helping fund the Atlantic Yards project, which will make millions for not only their current owner, Prokhorov, but also for the Nets’ previous ownership group.
I could go on for days on the various ‘side projects’ that were given birth by NBA ownership yet not a single dime has come to the players via their BRI Revenue Sharing model in the CBA. Not one dime. It’s not “basketball related” owners will argue. Those concerts that sell out and bring in revenue for the 200+ days that the NBA doesn’t have games, the off-season events that take place in your favorite team’s arena, all of the television stations launched around your home town teams, all of that revenue, not a single dime goes to the players yet not a single dollar would have been realized if it weren’t for the NBA and those same players. 
What city would approve hundreds of millions in funding for an arena if it were to only host concerts? What taxpayer would willingly pay more for beer if they weren’t able to have a home town team to cheer for? We, the people, the fans, give millions to billionaires for the promise of a team to cheer for, to die with and to celebrate with and in return we give them millions in unaccounted revenues.
I am a believer in capitalism and I see no harm in making a profit, even if that profit is extravagant, and that profitability would be perfectly fine with me and millions of other sports fans if the owners weren’t lying to us. Telling us that their businesses are crumbling and that the fan can no longer get their daily fix of the NBA until the players give them something back. But haven’t we given them enough? They’ve leveraged our abiding loyalty to our teams and cashed those chips in for billion dollar stadiums and matching net worth’s. Imagine a homeless man begging for quarters on the street corner, most of us would have no issues with handing that man a quarter. Now imagine after giving him that quarter, the man steps into his Ferrari and drives off to his mansion in Beverly Hills. That’s the what the owners are doing yet until today, most weren’t hadn’t seen the car or the house. For this, I applaud Gladwell, Grantland and ESPN, for finally shinning light on the grim, dark secrets of NBA ownership.  
The sad thing is that we will happily continue the financing their empires so long as they give us our sports. Entertainment for equity; that’s the ultimate price you pay as a sports fan. 
@Suga_Shane
More NBA Economics 101 posts. 

NBA Economics 101: NBA Ownership, hidden revenues and the plight of fans

The New Jersey Nets were officially introduced to Brooklyn today by none other than BK’s Marcy Project survivor, Jay-Z. After a year of searching for a name and an angle to re-brand the struggling franchise with, it looks like the team will stick with their original name; the Brooklyn Nets. 

But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. The Nets did make a big splash today in the blogosphere and twitter but not because of their more than obvious name announcement. They made headlines due to the fact that a well know and respected writer finally stepped up to dismiss the myth of NBA teams losing serious amounts of money. 

Malcolm Gladwell dropped a must-read post on Grantland today titled ‘The Nets and NBA Economics’, essentially touching on same points that fellow bloggers like @JonesOnTheNBA, @HPBasketball, @KBergCBS and myself have been championing for months. 

Read Gladwell’s piece. Read all of it and understand it. It’s got numbers in there that will make turn your insides and set fire to your heart. Perhaps it will burn off the wool that’s been pulled over the eye’s of the majority and it will be loud and clear; NBA OWNERSHIP IS A PROFITABLE BUSINESS. I can not express this enough.

NBA teams make a ton of revenue that doesn’t fall into the typical BRI (Basketball Related Income). Sure, NBA owners are mostly all billionaires and have various businesses and streams of income, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about business opportunities that only present themselves to the very select few that own a basketball team. 

Whether it’s Jerry Buss teaming up with AEG to build LA Live, Dan Gilbert leveraging his Cavaliers’ ownership to open Casinos in Ohio, Mark Cuban’s HDNet television networks and many, many more including the Nets moving to Brooklyn and helping fund the Atlantic Yards project, which will make millions for not only their current owner, Prokhorov, but also for the Nets’ previous ownership group.

I could go on for days on the various ‘side projects’ that were given birth by NBA ownership yet not a single dime has come to the players via their BRI Revenue Sharing model in the CBA. Not one dime. It’s not “basketball related” owners will argue. Those concerts that sell out and bring in revenue for the 200+ days that the NBA doesn’t have games, the off-season events that take place in your favorite team’s arena, all of the television stations launched around your home town teams, all of that revenue, not a single dime goes to the players yet not a single dollar would have been realized if it weren’t for the NBA and those same players. 

What city would approve hundreds of millions in funding for an arena if it were to only host concerts? What taxpayer would willingly pay more for beer if they weren’t able to have a home town team to cheer for? We, the people, the fans, give millions to billionaires for the promise of a team to cheer for, to die with and to celebrate with and in return we give them millions in unaccounted revenues.

I am a believer in capitalism and I see no harm in making a profit, even if that profit is extravagant, and that profitability would be perfectly fine with me and millions of other sports fans if the owners weren’t lying to us. Telling us that their businesses are crumbling and that the fan can no longer get their daily fix of the NBA until the players give them something back. But haven’t we given them enough? They’ve leveraged our abiding loyalty to our teams and cashed those chips in for billion dollar stadiums and matching net worth’s. Imagine a homeless man begging for quarters on the street corner, most of us would have no issues with handing that man a quarter. Now imagine after giving him that quarter, the man steps into his Ferrari and drives off to his mansion in Beverly Hills. That’s the what the owners are doing yet until today, most weren’t hadn’t seen the car or the house. For this, I applaud Gladwell, Grantland and ESPN, for finally shinning light on the grim, dark secrets of NBA ownership.  

The sad thing is that we will happily continue the financing their empires so long as they give us our sports. Entertainment for equity; that’s the ultimate price you pay as a sports fan. 

@Suga_Shane

More NBA Economics 101 posts. 

WHERE BROOKLYN AT?

WHERE BROOKLYN AT?

In the Great Kardashian-Man Battle in Los Angeles, it was Khloe over Kim again…
Rarely get the chance to say that.  Gotta take every opportunity.
(GEC)

In the Great Kardashian-Man Battle in Los Angeles, it was Khloe over Kim again…

Rarely get the chance to say that.  Gotta take every opportunity.

(GEC)

oakleyandallen:

Earl Sweatshirt & Earl Monroe.

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