Brooklyn, of course, holds a special place in Carmelo Anthony’s heart. He was born in the borough and spent a lot of summers in New York even after his family moved to Baltimore. Jason Kidd, on the other hand, has a special connection to Nets. He gave the franchise his best years.
Sharon Robinson always expected Brooklyn to re-emerge in professional sports. She didn’t know it was going to be via basketball, or the Nets. But the daughter of former Dodger great and civil rights hero Jackie Robinson believed Brooklyn, a home of her youth, wouldn’t be held down forever.
The buzzer sounded at Barclays Center Tuesday night and there was Jason Kidd, the old, great Net from their New Jersey days, raising his arms in triumph. Kidd finally made it to Brooklyn and all he did was give the Knicks a 100-97 win that they have been gunning for since they left Brooklyn last month on the short end in overtime.
In Deron Williams’ first big game with the Nets two seasons ago, he approached Avery Johnson, hoping to gain some trust in late-game situations. His squad had just lost against the Knicks at the Garden in March of 2011, with Johnson calling a timeout before Williams missed a potential game-tying shot with four seconds remaining.
Carmelo Anthony had been pumping in better than a point per minute to fully earn the MVP chants he heard â?? in a road game, no less.
Jason Kidd beat the Knicks plenty of times during his days with the Nets. Last night, the greatest player in New Jersey Nets history turned the tables on his old team in its new home.
Kidd took a pass from a driving Raymond Felton and buried a 3-pointer â?? drawing a…
Jason Kidd not only missed the Knicks’ first Brooklyn encounter with back spasms, he refused to watch it while laid up in his Manhattan pad. “It’s tough to watch games,” Kidd said last night. “I didn’t watch it.”
Kidd was in Brooklyn for the first time last night…
The buzzer groaned, though it was hard to hear it cut through the swirling din â?? two fan bases, two boroughs, 17,732 voices belonging to 17,732 people who had stayed for every second of another beautiful basketball game.
As he saw the red light glow on the backboard, signaling…
As Deron Williams and Jason Kidd spent the days leading up to free agency together this summer, the two point guards hoped to find a way to play together this season.
Instead, they settled for playing in the same city, as Williams re-signed with the Nets and Kidd signed with…
Playing in Brooklyn just doesn’t agree with Raymond Felton.
The Knicks’ point guard turned in his second poor performance in as many tries vs. the Nets at the new Barclays Center.
Felton was a disaster in the first meeting Nov. 26, shooting 3-for-19 with five turnovers in the Knicks…
When the Knicks were reassembling in the offseason, Tyson Chandler knew there was a missing piece: Jason Kidd.
So Chandler called his former Mavericks teammate a few times during the summer, expressing how much he wanted the point guard to sign with the Knicks.
“I told him, ‘You’re needed over here,'” Chandler said after the Knicks beat the Nets on Tuesday night. “I told him, ‘This organization is willing to make moves and willing to chase a ring, willing to put the players in the right place.
“I hate him.”
Those were the words from Nets point guard Deron Williams describing Jason Kidd, who just minutes earlier nailed the game-winning 3-pointer from the left wing with 24.1 seconds remaining to put the Knicks up for good, 100-97.
“It was a big shot,” Williams said tongue-and-cheek. “Huge shot for them. Like I said, I hate him. That’s a good quote, you can quote that. I hate him.”
Perhaps Williams also had a flashback to the summer, when he and Kidd were discussing playing together during their regular golfing outings in Southampton.
Most of the New York Knicks spent the first six weeks of the season telling anyone and everyone that the Knicks and their new neighbors — the Brooklyn Nets — weren’t true rivals.
But after he scored a season-high 45 points in a dramatic Knicks’ win at the Barclays Center on Tuesday night, Carmelo Anthony came clean.
“It is,” Anthony said when asked if Knicks-Nets had developed into a rivalry. “After that first game, we might as well accept that.
While Carmelo Anthony dominated the evening, Jason Kidd made his presence felt as the Knicks rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat the Nets in Brooklyn.
Chris Paul stood tall in the final minute to protect the Clippers’ lead and help Los Angeles to a 94-89 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, their seventh straight victory.
Chris Paul liked the way the Los Angeles Clippers grinded out an ugly win when they were challenged.
Kyrie Irving returned from an injury to score 28 points and lead the Cavaliers past the slumping Lakers on Tuesday.
Jerry Stackhouse, the first major professional athlete in Brooklyn to wear No. 42 since Jackie Robinson, joined the Nets in honoring his idol.
Aside from his 45 points, the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony demonstrated a calm composure in the final minutes and showed why he is, arguably, the best scorer in the N.B.A.
The Nets and the Knicks have played only twice, but their fans bring an intensity and noise level that matches rivalry games that span decades.
Magic Johnson questioned new coach Mike D’Antoni’s system with the slumping Los Angeles Lakers, saying “it doesn’t fit the talent the Lakers have.”
Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 45 points and Jason Kidd made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to carry the Knicks past the Nets in Brooklyn.
When Denver signed Ty Lawson to a contract extension, it was thought to be a fair-market barometer for Philadelphia’s subsequent re-upping of Jrue Holiday.
Jason Kidd was once known as a defensive wizard and passing virtuoso with a suspect jumper. Now he is one of the N.B.A.’s best 3-point shooters.
There had to be a low point. The Los Angeles Lakers can only hope they’ve reached it.
Jordan Crawford scored 26 points and the Washington Wizards spoiled the return of overall No. 1 pick Anthony Davis, beating the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 on Tuesday night.
Ty Lawson had 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 101-94 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
“Brooklyn: Something to Lean On,â? a team song created by the Grammy-nominated artist John FortÃ©, has been galvanizing fans as a symbol of the Nets’ rebirth in New York.
Carmelo Anthony wouldn't let the Knicks lose in his hometown, and Jason Kidd wouldn't let them fall to his old team.
Amar'e Stoudemire walked off the court after shootaround and gave another indication that he's getting closer to returning from left knee surgery.