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

CIF Postpones Football Season; No Turkey Tussle This Year – Pasadena Now

[UPDATED] The annual Turkey Tussle between John Muir and Pasadena high schools will not be held this year. According to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the football season will not begin until later this year. “We anticipate each section to [start] their football season in December or January,” said Rebecca Brutlag, CIF media relations officer. The schedule could be further impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic and state and local health orders that prohibit large-scale events

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

SEE IT: Fan Attacks WWE Superstar at Barclays Center •

Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams A fan attacked WWE superstar Seth Rollins at Barclays Center on Nov. 22 — rushing from the stands to tackle the wrestler to the ground during a minute-long scuffle. Rollins had been heading off the main floor following his match against Finn Balor during this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, but fans got to see an additional skirmish free of charge, as the scofflaw used his shoulder to ram

Two Brooklyn Friends faculty receive national awards • Brooklyn Paper

Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams Two faculty members at the Brooklyn Friends School were honored this year with prestigious national awards, adding more accolades to the already-illustrious institution. Both BFS staffers Frank Cabrera and Vlad Malukoff received their respective accolades in their respective fields — with the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools praising Cabrera, and the University of Chic

Why McGregor vs Diaz 3 is the Next Fight to Make — Empire State Tribune

In a time when boxing and mixed martial arts are providing us with the greatest bouts in recent history, the third fight between boxing heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, which took place on Oct. 9, is said to be one of the best heavyweight meetings in the sport’s history. In addition, UFC 268, which features the rematch between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington, is set to take place on Nov. 6 in Madison Square Garden, the welterweight boxing clash between Terence Crawford and Shawn Port

Brooklyn Nets unveil new ‘City Edition’ jerseys • Brooklyn Paper

Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams Brooklyn’s home team unveiled their new threads on Monday, as the Nets presented fans with their ‘City Edition’ jerseys for the 2021-22 NBA season. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the NBA, and Monday aligned with the anniversary of the first-ever NBA game, which prompted the Nets and other franchises to pay homage with brand new on-court looks. The new Nets jerseys were designed to i

The Real Word Ministries and its mission to help Brooklyn • Brooklyn Paper

Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams A Brooklyn preacher is rolling up his sleeves with his organization ‘The Real Word Ministries’ that’s working to root out poverty and crime in local communities. Born in Haiti, Rickard Jean-Noel moved to the United States with his family at the age of two. His family lived in Bushwick, but Jean-Noel spent most of his youth in Canarsie. He received his undergraduate degree from the New York Ci

Nets hold court at Brooklyn Bridge Park for public practice • Brooklyn Paper

Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams Brooklyn’s biggest basketball fans headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend to watch the pros practice, as Kevin Durant and the rest of the Brooklyn Nets hosted ‘Practice in the Park’ for all to see. The team from Barclays Center held court on Pier 2, which drew dozens of Brooklynites to observe Nets in the fourth installment of the ongoing tradition. For a few hours, the fans witnessed t

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns to Williamsburg on Oct. 14 • Brooklyn Paper

Sign up for our amNY Sports email newsletter to get insights and game coverage for your favorite teams Ghouls and goblins looking for a spooky night of mischief can put on their ghastliest garbs and head to the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, which will be returning in person on Oct. 14 for a week of terror and fear at Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema. This year’s festival, which runs until Oct. 21, will feature 14 features and six short blocks, giving Halloween-loving film buffs a chance to view
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