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Friday And-1 links: Can the Brooklyn Nets be hip?

Aug 3, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

US rapper Jay-Z performs during a concer Getty Images

Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like 8-year-old girls love gymnasts.

Really fascinating post over at Nets Are Scorching: How do you define hip? And once you define it, can the Nets be it in Brooklyn? These are the questions that keep Jay-Z up at night.

Here’s an interview with Carmelo Anthony, talking about dropping 37 on Nigeria all by himself.

Jimmer Fredette and Justin Timberlake are friends. Why doesn’t this surprise me?

Really interesting thoughts on Brandon Roy and how he fits in with Minnesota (our own Matt Moore did a killer job on this topic as well).

Anthony Tolliver hasn’t signed anywhere yet because he wants to make $2 million a year or more, like he did last year. Good luck with that.

•  This interview showed me I have one thing in common with Kyrie Irving — a love of musicals and musical theater. (Seriously. Both of us. That and a love of hoops. But that’s about it.)

• Don’t look for rookie Doran Lamb to get big minutes in Milwaukee this season.

Joel Przybilla is close to making a decision on where to play next year. It’s that point in the summer where that becomes interesting.

• Realize that pretty much every move David Kahn is making in Minnesota is done with the fact he will have to pay Nikola Pekovic a lot of money when he becomes a free agent after next season.

Anthony Morrow talks about his path to the NBA.

• Big man James Singleton says if he doesn’t get an offer he likes, he will play for more money in China.

• Scottie Reynolds has signed to play in Italy.

Andray Blatche isn’t getting much interest on the free agent market yet. Shocking, just shocking.

  1. sellahh - Aug 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    “That and a love of hoops”
    Man, you love hoops and you can’t notice a difference between Gerald Wallace and Gerald Henderson and many many other players?

    • timb12 - Aug 3, 2012 at 9:11 PM

      Later this year when Gerald Wallace changes his name to Gerald Henderson, Kurt is going to look like a genius. Or if they trade Wallace for Henderson. It will happen, book it.

  2. heathater4lifeson - Aug 4, 2012 at 2:20 AM

    Went an entire article without mentioning the heat and/or lebron… I’ve seen it all!

  3. blackandbluedivision - Aug 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    They’ll be hip as soon as they get rid of the white players or teach them how to “Dougie.”

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