Off-the-court News

Inflatable Rats join Hornets at Barclays Center?

Don't be surprised to see huge inflatable rats outside Barclays Center Tuesday night when the Hornets come to town. It's more a dispute between labor unions rather than a classic dispute between management and labor.

King on Being a GM, Politics ... and Iverson

Billy King spoke recently to Mark Boyle, the Voice of the Pacers, about his time in Indiana, his political ambitions, the difficulties of being a GM, including dealing with Allen Iverson, "It's a stress," he said of watching his team play.

Is Stackhouse next president of players union?

Jerry Stackhouse's days as a rotation player in the NBA may be over but simultaneously with his declining minutes on the Nets, he has become a leading player in the NBPA, the players union. In fact, Stack could become the union's next president.

Toko with 21, KrisJo with 29 in Armor Loss

With their two latest additions combining for 50 points, the Springfield Armor scored enough points to win under normal circumstances, but in a double-overtime game on the road, it just wasn't. The Armor lost, 119-110 in double overtime to the Mad An

Bone Marrow Donor Drive Friday at Barclays

The Nets will team up with Joe Johnson and DeleteBloodCancer.org for a bone marrow donor drive at Friday's game vs. Dallas at Barclays Center. Everyone entering the arena will receive a sports bag featuring the Delete Blood Cancer logo.

Ratner's latest "project": Dignity for Ex-Slave

Ker Deng is not a basketball player, but like Luol Deng, he is a member of South Sudan's largest tribe. As Rich Calder reports in the Post, the former slave is also someone an NBA owner has taken interest in. Ker is Bruce Ratner's latest "project."

Nets on playgrounds, in the gym

When Deron Williams dished his 379th assist of the year versus the Spurs on February 10, it sparked the first dedication of funds to refurbish borough basketball courts as part of the ‘Brooklyn’s Got Wings’ project, the Nets announced Wednesday.

Hometown Honors Taylor For His Work with Youth

On Saturday, the Hoboken Housing Authority honored Tyshawn Taylor for his work with local youth. It was part of a celebration of Black History Month. Taylor is one several Nets who spoke about what Black History Month means to them.

Players Bail on Media Post-Game

The loss was frustrating, with what sure looked like blown calls and some mystifying on-court combinations, but six rotation players reportedly gave the media the cold shoulder Sunday night, leaving the locker room before media was permitted inside.

Joe Johnson and His Mom Battling Cancer Together

Joe Johnson had just been traded when his mother Dianne was hospitalized with complications from chemotherapy. Johnson quietly left New York and spent a week with her in the hospital. Now, he's become a national spokesman for curing the disease.

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