The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95, leading to a vast outpouring of tributes from the world’s best-known athletes and top sporting bodies.
The Nets talked big in advance of last night’s home opener versus the Heat, with several players unafraid to go on the record.
“I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last year,” Williams said. “And so I think in order for us to be able to beat them this year, we have to feel like we are a better team and we can beat them. And I think we do.”
LeBron James told ESPN that Allen Iverson was “pound-for-pound, probably the greatest player who ever played.”
Deron Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
King James has his two NBA Championships, multiple MVP awards and Olympic gold medals, now LeBron wants to give the NFL a try.
“I think the first thing I thought was, ‘Wow, Ray got killed for leaving Boston, and now these guys are leaving Boston,’” the nine-time NBA All-Star said.
“I’m not putting AK in (LeBron’s class in terms of talent),” Kidd said, “but when you talk about guys who fill up the stat sheet, that’s what he does and that’s what he’s always done.”
“I don’t think I would lose,” Jordan said in the video, before smiling and adding, “Other than to Kobe Bryant because he steals all of my moves.”
Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear “nickname jerseys” in at least one of their four matchups this season.
The ceremony was the highlight of a three-day celebration that will conclude with a brunch on Sunday.
Melo has refused to discuss the possibility of leaving the Knicks via free agency.
The Knicks are a win-now team that just got someone whose prime was expended and expired in Los Angeles. Metta World Peace. Just feels funny saying it.
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