Lakers lose to Nets in Finals; Durant wins MVP with no votes for LeBron

Should the Brooklyn Nets be the favorite to win the title, even if they don’t have Kyrie Irving? Are the Los Angeles Lakers the best team in the Western Conference? Do the defending-champion Milwaukee Bucks have...

2021-22 NBA season predictions: Nets heavy favorites to reach Finals, beat LeBron James’ Lakers for title

Getty Images This season was supposed to be a return to normalcy for the NBA. The schedule is back in its proper place. Teams are playing 82 games again. COVID guidelines have been softened for the...

How will Knicks and Nets fare?

Atlantic Division preview 5 players 2021 TREATED ART The 2021-22 NBA season begins this week with a normal schedule following last year’s pandemic-shortened campaign. For the Knicks and Nets, this means a full 82-game slate, and...

Nets’ Kevin Durant on Kyrie Irving: ‘What is being mad going to do? You’re not going to change his mind’

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant, like James Harden the day before, said Thursday that he hasn’t spoken to Kyrie Irving since the Brooklyn Nets announced Irving wouldn’t be permitted to be a part-time player. Durant also...

Nets practice without Kyrie Irving, say they’re moving on from ‘tenuous situation’

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets‘ message is simple: They’re moving on. A day after general manager Sean Marks announced that they would not permit Kyrie Irving to be a part-time participant in the 2021-22 season,...

Nets’ Kyrie Irving says he is not retiring, explains why he is choosing not to receive COVID-19 vaccine

The Kyrie Irving saga continued on Wednesday night, when the Brooklyn Nets guard went on Instagram Live to discuss his current situation. Most notably, Irving confirmed that he is unvaccinated, said that he will not be...

By refusing to let Kyrie Irving be a part-time player, Nets face reality with unvaccinated star

NEW YORK — Minutes before Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash’s media availability was scheduled to start, Barclays Center was abuzz. “You saw Shams’ tweet, right?” one reporter called out to another as they walked toward the...

Nets ban Kyrie Irving from team activities ‘until he is eligible to be a full participant’

The Brooklyn Nets took a drastic step to compel All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to get the COVID vaccine. Irving won’t play or practice with the Nets “until he is eligible to be a full participant,” Brooklyn...

Sixers put an end to the Nets’ preseason win streak

The clock is ticking for the start of a new NBA season. The Nets went 2-0 in their first two preseason games, but Brooklyn’s short winning streak ended Monday in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers....

What will happen if Kyrie Irving’s vaccine-related absence costs the Nets an NBA title?

If Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving doesn’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine – and there’s plenty of non-conspiracy, life-saving information available that should prompt him to do so – he doesn’t have to get the...