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  1. Paul Pierce’s reaction to J.R. Smith: “Who?”

    Sep 19, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    Which seems more staged right now, the Knicks/Nets rivalry or the show “Amish Mafia?” I can’t tell, but I can turn off the Amish Mafia show (and have). However, as an NBA news blog I have a level of obligation to bring you this. Remember J.R. Smith fired some shots across the bow of the…

  2. New team, new tattoo — Jason Terry getting Nets tattoo

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    JasonTerry

    Back in the summer of 2010, then Maverick Jason Terry got the Larry O’Brien trophy tattooed on his arm… and we all laughed. Dallas was a good team but a whole lot of things needed to break their way to win the title. Pretty much everything broke their way and a Dallas team that melded…

  3. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Boston Celtics

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Boston Celtics

    Last season: For the first half of the season Boston — with veterans like Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce — looked like that team everyone wants to avoid in the first round. Remember, the year before they had taken Miami seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals. Maybe this version of the Celtics wasn’t going…

  4. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: The Brooklyn Nets

    Sep 16, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT

    Newly acquired Net's Pierce, Garnett and Terry hold up their new jerseys as they pose for a photo with principal owner Prokhorov after a news conference in Brooklyn

    Today kicks off ProBasketballTalk’s season previews. Over the next six weeks we will preview every team in the NBA, looking at the upcoming season. We will start in the Atlantic Division. Last season: Brooklyn baby!! The Nets moved out of New Jersey to Brooklyn, into their sweet new crib the Barclays Center, wearing a new…

  5. Deron Williams: ‘Of course we want to run New York’

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Washington Wizards in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York

    Since Paul Pierce was traded to Brooklyn earlier this summer, there’s been seemingly non-stop talk about the rivalry between the Knicks and the Nets. Players from both teams have commented, and Deron Williams is the latest to acknowledge the competitive nature of the teams that play in such close geographical proximity to one another. From…

  6. Kris Humphries says he’s ‘not looking to be a part of a tanking situation’ with Celtics

    Sep 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v New York Knicks

    Kris Humphries came to the Celtics this summer in the deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets, which launched Boston’s rebuilding project at the very same time. It’s never easy to go from a playoff team to an expected lottery team, and Humphries made it clear that he’s going to do…

  7. Brad Stevens: No timetable for Rajon Rondo’s return, urges him to do so when ready

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo, Brooklyn Nets, Kris Humphries

    There’s far less of a sense of urgency for Rajon Rondo to return to the Celtics lineup than there was for say, Derrick Rose to try to get back on the court for the Bulls last season. We may see a similar vibe around the Celtics to the one we saw in Chicago, though, at…

  8. Doc Rivers didn’t want to see Paul Pierce leave the Celtics

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce and head coach Doc Rivers react during a break in fourth quarter action against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series in Miami

    Paul Pierce played all 15 of his NBA seasons with the Celtics, before the team’s GM Danny Ainge decided it was time to enter a full-fledged rebuild, which meant ridding the club of expensive veteran salaries that remained on the roster. Pierce and Kevin Garnett were traded to the Nets this offseason, and Doc Rivers…

  9. Kevin Garnett says he showed Rondo how to lead Celtics

    Sep 12, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Celtics' Garnett talks with Rondo during a time out against Knicks in the second half during their NBA basketball game in New York

    Rajon Rondo was arguably the best player on the Celtics the past two seasons, but he was not the team leader. Kevin Garnett was, with Paul Pierce (and a couple seasons back Ray Allen) in that mix as well. Now, Rondo has been thrust into the roll of unquestioned leader of a young, rebuilding Boston…

  10. Carmelo Anthony expects the Knicks to be better than they were last year

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Five

    The Knicks had a great regular season in 2013, finishing with the second-best record in the East behind only the defending champion Miami Heat. Carmelo Anthony leading the league in scoring was a big part of that, as was J.R. Smith putting together a season worthy of him bringing home the league’s Sixth Man of…

  11. John Havlicek says Paul Pierce is the best one-on-one player of all Celtics

    Sep 8, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics

    Paul Pierce has solidified his position as one of the all-time greatest Celtics, having finished his 15-year career in Boston at or near the top of the team’s leader board in most of the major statistical categories. Pierce is the team leader in three-pointers made and attempted and free throws made and attempted, and is…

  12. Bernard King says injuries will determine whether Knicks or Nets are the better team next season

    Sep 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    bernard-king-608

    The rivalry between the Knicks and the Nets is real, despite the Brooklyn team’s relatively new entry into the New York situation. The addition of proven winners in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets side for the upcoming season has only fueled the fire, especially considering all the talking that Pierce has been…

  13. Garnett confirms he only accepted trade because Pierce was moved too

    Sep 5, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    Newly acquired Brooklyn Net's NBA player Kevin Garnett listens during a news conference introducing him in Brooklyn

    We pretty much knew this already — Kevin Garnett has said that he wanted to retire a Celtic, and they were about to go through a rebuilding process he didn’t want to be a part of, but Paul Pierce convinced him that going to Brooklyn to make one more run at it was a good…

  14. Reggie Evans LOLs at J.R. Smith’s championship guarantee

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Reggie Evans, Jason Kidd. Camelo Anthony

    The Nets’ Paul Pierce and Knicks’ Raymond Felton went at it in defense of their teams, and even the NBA saw Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and Knicks owners James Dolan were on the same track. J.R. Smith also said the Nets weren’t good. There might have been more sniping between the two sides at some…

  15. Knicks will win NBA championship this year, according to J.R. Smith

    Sep 1, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith

    The New York Knicks are guaranteed to win an championship this year, according to a column written by Marc Berman of the New York Post. Berman’s source, however, was none other than Knicks sixth-man extraordinaire J.R. Smith. Smith made headlines on Saturday after Ian Begley fired off a few tweets regarding the beef between Smith…

  16. J.R. Smith is angry with Paul Pierce, apparently

    Aug 31, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith, Paul Pierce

    J.R. Smith has never been shy and, unsurprisingly, the New York Knicks swingman didn’t put his filter on before talking to Ian Begley about comments new Brooklyn Net Paul Pierce recently made. Pierce recently said that the Nets will take over as New York’s team, but Smith isn’t so sure that’ll be the case as…

  17. Brooklyn Nets taking training camp to Duke campus

    Aug 28, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    Duke University Rape Investigation Continues

    Well, Durham is much greener` than Brooklyn this time of year. No team may have more eyes on them this preseason than the Brooklyn Nets, who went out this summer with a “luxury tax be damned” attitude and added Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko to a roster that already had 49…

  18. League called Knicks, Nets to meeting, told them to play nice

    Aug 27, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

    New York Knicks v Brooklyn Nets

    There is a natural tension between the Knicks and Nets — the Knicks are the long-established team in New York; the Nets come into Brooklyn, they have been brash, and they are trying to steal part of that market share. Paul Pierce and Raymond Felton have gone back and forth a little on the issue…

  19. Jason Kidd wants Deron Williams to average double-digit assists next season

    Aug 25, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Former NBA basketball player Kidd poses for photographers with Brooklyn Nets player Williams at a news conference in Brooklyn

    In his first year as an NBA head coach, it isn’t surprising that Jason Kidd will want to have an impact on the point guard position of the team he’ll now be running while wearing a suit on the sidelines. Kidd, one of the game’s historically great point guards in his playing days, has set…

  20. MarShon Brooks working on attacking off dribble, finishing

    Aug 23, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls - Game Three

    For his first couple seasons in the NBA, MarShon Brooks has been a potentially dynamic scoring guard who doesn’t score quite as well as you would hope. He didn’t finish all that well at the rim (a mediocre 62 percent in the restricted area) and he shot 32 percent from the midrange and 27 percent…

  21. Raymond Felton fans flames of Knicks vs. Nets “rivalry”

    Aug 19, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton

    For my money, true rivalries are born in the playoffs — you need to play games with something genuine on the line before you have some true animosity between fan bases. For example, while it’s gotten more interesting lately, I don’t think there is a great Lakers/Clippers rivalry in Los Angeles yet. Lakers/Celtics, Lakers/Spurs, those…

  22. Deron Williams hosting Nets players-only workouts

    Aug 19, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets guard Williams reacts after Chicago Bulls were fouled late in fourth quarter of Game 7 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in New York

    The Brooklyn Nets have a lot of bonding to do — and fast. They have a veteran team that can win big if a lot of things go right for them — one of those keys is they need to bond as a unit. This isn’t the Rockets, which can take a year to have…

  23. Report: Celtics looking for assistant coach who can relate to Rondo

    Aug 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    New Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo may ultimately develop a great relationship. However, it’s going to take work and time — they come from very different places. Rondo is understandably feeling some culture shock with Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce all gone and an entire new coaching team and philosophy coming…

  24. Paul Pierce says there’s no question that Rajon Rondo can be ‘the man’ in Boston

    Aug 18, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo

    The Celtics decided it was time to rebuild for the future this offseason, so they traded away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. The team hung onto Rajon Rondo, however, and despite many teams lining up to try to steal the All-Star point guard away, Boston maintained all along that it had…

  25. Raymond Felton says Paul Pierce ‘talking all this junk’ will boost Knicks-Nets rivalry

    Aug 16, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT

    Newly acquired Net's NBA players attend a news conference introducing them to the media in Brooklyn

    A rivalry in sports has different meanings depending completely on perspective. A team with a long history of a winning tradition is not likely to view those with lesser credentials as a rival, but teams with a little brother complex that are in close proximity may get up for games against the more historically powerful…

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