Will the Lakers’ shooting woes finally force them to trade Westbrook?

Do not be deceived by the Los Angeles Lakers win over the Nets on Sunday. Just the night before, the visitors worked hard for a victory over the Clippers. Fatigue was definitely a factor for Brooklyn, while the Los Angeles Lakers were able to catch their breath after losing to Sacramento on Friday. For a team that, on paper, should be competitive, the Lakers’ season has so far been worrisome. Currently, the team is 3-10 and 14th in the West, and fans and members of the media are already waving

Matches to make for Israel Adesanya, Carla Esparza, and other UFC 281 losers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Israel Adesanya walks out of the ring after being defeated by Alex Pereira during the 5th round of their Middleweight fight at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) The next fights to make for Israel Adesanya, Carla Esparza, and other UFC 281 losers. While UFC 281 was a delight for fans, it was an even bigger night for those who left victorious. Alex Pereira and Zhang Weili became world cha

Matches to make for Zhang Weili, Alex Pereira and other UFC 281 winners

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Alex Pereira walks out of the octagon after defeating Israel Adesanya during the 5th round of their Middleweight fight at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Matches to make for Zhang Weili, Alex Pereira and other UFC 281 winners. UFC 281 took place on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. On top of the main card was the middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira, and

Dillon Danis reacts to Nate Diaz UFC 281 altercation

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - APRIL 16: Dillon Danis attends the Inter Miami CF Season Opening Party Hosted By David Grutman And Pharrell Williams at The Goodtime Hotel on April 16, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images) An altercation between Dillon Danis and Nate Diaz was recorded outside Madison Square Garden after UFC 281. As if UFC 281 was not already action-packed enough, the heat carried on outside Madison Square Garden after the event. Videos of Dillon Danis a

Better Late Than Never: Brooklyn Nets firing Steve Nash was long overdue

In the midst of a 2-5 start to their season, and Kyrie Irving facing backlash for a controversial antisemitic tweet, the Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach, Steve Nash. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced that the former two-time MVP and the Nets have mutually agreed to call it quits. The Nets also put out a press release about Nash’s departure. “We want to thank Steve for everything he brought to our franchise over the past two-plus seasons,” General Manager Sean Marks stated in t

Does Sean O’Malley deserve the title shot after questionable win over Petr Yan?

Sean O'Malley wins against Petr Yan in their bantamweight bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on October 22, 2022. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP) (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images) Sean O’Malley won his UFC 280 showdown with Petr Yan via a controversial split decision. Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley was one of those controversial decisions that split the MMA community like the Red Sea. Many felt that the score was 1-1 going into th

3 questions that will be answered at UFC 280

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 02: Sean O'Malley reacts as he exits the octagon following his bantamweight bout against Pedro Munhoz of Brazil during UFC 276 at T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was ruled a no contest after an unintentional eye poke. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) Three questions that will be answered at UFC 280 … we hope. UFC 280 takes place on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, and hosts one of the deepest cards of the year. The headliner for Saturday is

Brooklyn Nets season-opener exposes 3 glaring issues

The Brooklyn Nets opened their season at home against the New Orleans Pelicans. At the end of four quarters, the victory went to the visitors as they left the Barclays Center with a 130-108 win. Although the Nets are obvious contenders to win a championship, they were overwhelmed by the Pelicans and failed to gain a single lead throughout the game. While the season is just getting started, the first game exposed some of Brooklyn’s liabilities and highlighted the keys for them to succeed. It wa

What should New York Knicks fans expect from Jalen Brunson’s first season?

It was the opening seconds of his first game in a New York Knicks uniform, in the Garden, against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 4. Jalen Brunson received the pass from Evan Fournier and held the ball on the upper right side of the arch for two seconds and some change. He proceeded to dribble with his dominant left hand, got into the paint, and scored the floater while surrounded by three of Detroit’s players. Two possessions later, Brunson carried the ball across the court. He lifted his eyes up

Watch the Throne: The 4 biggest threats to the Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors championship run last season was a screenwriter’s dream. The main factor was the adversity they dealt with leading up to that point. After losing in the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors in 2019, dealing with injuries, and missing the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, to ending back on top with relative ease– it had all the elements of the perfect comeback story. With another trophy added to their collection, the Dubs are once again the team to beat. They brought t

How Discipline And Devotion Played A Role In Fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Dominance

NEW YORK — Not many mixed martial arts fighters can say that they’ve won all of their fights by dominating opponents. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov’s career, however, was the exception. Boasting a flawless 29-0 UFC record, he notched eight wins by knockout and 11 others via submission during a 12-year professional career that made Nurmagomedov among the world’s most-feared UFC combatants. Nurmagomedov joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2012 and tallied wins against some of the orga

The three most significant role changes in the NBA this season

After a long summer, the preseason commences ahead of the 2022–23 NBA season. It is a given that no team returns after the offseason exactly the same, with free agency and the draft changing the landscapes of teams on a yearly basis. With the ever-changing nature of the NBA, players are expected to adjust on the fly. At any given moment, your team could do something that changes your role drastically in a snap of a finger, for good or bad. Some end up playing bigger roles on smaller teams. Some

The New York Knicks are all smiles after a wild offseason

NBA organizations, fans, and reporters all look forward to media day. Aside from giving us a first glance at the teams and their new acquisitions, it is an opportunity for the players to speak about their off-season experiences and hopes for the upcoming season. However, media day is dreaded by some fanbases—including the New York Knicks, who have become synonymous with offseason failure. In its recent history, the New York Knicks have closed in on landing a superstar every summer, but the nego

These 4 cities are perfectly suited for an NBA expansion team

Sports unite communities. No matter what level of play, people go out to support their city through local teams. Whether it is an NBA organization, a high school football team in the middle of Ohio, or a second-division soccer team in the outskirts of Manchester, rooting for the same club has become one of the most effective glues that bond people together. Fans make playing more exciting for teams and athletes, giving them a bigger reason to play well. Other than the urge to leave victorious,

How the Brooklyn Nets upgraded their roster during a wild offseason

Do the Cleveland Cavaliers have the best young core in the NBA? by Iliyan Lakhani It has been a roller coaster of an offseason for the Brooklyn Nets, to say the least. For most of the summer, fans sat on the edge of their seats as stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant headlined trade discussions and rumors day in and day out. It was an interesting series of events that ultimately ended with both Irving and Durant agreeing to return to Brooklyn for the upcoming season. The Nets have been adding t

Predicting the Utah Jazz starting five following the Mitchell & Gobert trades

It is the beginning of a new era for the Utah Jazz. With All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell getting traded to the Timberwolves and Cavaliers respectively, the team is faced with the rare occurrence of a franchise losing both of their stars in one offseason. And with Quin Snyder stepping down, new head coach Will Hardy will have to play his cards right with the hand he is dealt in Salt Lake City. Given a cast of young stars and veterans, it will be interesting to see who will be starting

How will Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley turn from foes to teammates?

On Aug. 24, a deal was finalized, sending Utah Jazz point guard, Patrick Beverley to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson. Aside from All-Star center, Rudy Gobert getting traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the fiasco in Brooklyn between Kevin Durant and the Nets front office, this off-season lacked noteworthy trades until the Lakers pulled the trigger on acquiring Beverley. Bringing the former Clippers guard back to the city of angels in purple an

NBA's Enes Kanter Freedom Lives His New Name As A Muslim American

“I will bring the team toughness, post moves, rebounding, everything. I will try to do everything to make it to the playoffs,” a young Enes Kanter Freedom stated after becoming the third overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He’s a walking example of a scrappy big-man player, but his efforts go far beyond the basketball court. Freedom is one of the most outspoken basketball players and athletes at the professional level when it comes to activism, standing up for religious freedom and the oppresse

Learning from loss: Kingsborough students team up with nursing home residents for art exhibit •

Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams Members of the Metropolitan Jewish Health System partnered with Kingsborough Community College earlier this month to remind Brooklynites about aging, memory and the significance of collaboration. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the group hosted an art gallery complete with pieces made by dementia care nursing home residents and Kingsborough students. The event, held at Kingsborough’s Manhattan Beach cam

Nets beat Knicks to rise atop NBA standings • Brooklyn Paper

Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams Led by the All Star duo of Kevin Durant and James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets boast the best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, and the team from Barclays Center is showing no signs of slowing down. With 15 wins and just 6 losses, the Nets currently edge out the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards for the top spot, which puts them in prime playoff positioning as the 82-game season hea
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