Off-the-court News

Coverage of Nets players off the court.

Leaning over backward for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


Jarrett Jack is a man of few words on Twitter and other social media. So on Sunday, he was direct about his plan...."Time for this ice bucket challenge." What happened next could have been...

Collins won't foreclose return to NBA


There's no indication the Nets are interested in bringing Jason Collins back next season, and Collins has spent much of the summer promoting a human rights agenda. Now, he tells the Washington...

Brooklyn Nets take the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'


Several Brooklyn Nets have been nominated to do the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" and have done their part, dumping a bucket of cold water on their heads. Here's rookie Markel Brown's video.

Revealed: How AK-47 helped save a Moscow orphanage


In talking with Russia's PROSport magazine, translated by Rush'n Hoops, Andrei Kirilenko reveals how he donated most of his 2011-12 salary to a Moscow orphanage. Kirilenko played that year for CSKA...

Plumlee works the crowds as well as the baseline


One Nets executive summarizes Mason Plumlee's summer this way: "Mason is working hard and wants to be great." That work ethic applies to Team USA as well as his community activities. He did two...

Markel Brown's Journey to the NBA


You root for guys like Markel Brown. Growing up with a passion for basketball, Brown had something special. His high school coach, Charles Smith at Central Louisiana’s Peabody Magnet, knew Brown...

Eagle: Nets, KG may have "long-term relationship"


Ian Eagle spoke to CLNS Radio Saturday morning and noted that the Nets and Kevin Garnett can be setting themselves up for what he calls a "long-term relationship."


Collins gets a bit emotional talking about Nets

Jason Collins talked basketball with NBA fan --and MSNBC host-- Ronan Farrow Wednesday. When asked if he was coming back to the NBA, he was again non-committal. He got a bit emotional when talking...

Life After the NBA: Where is Keith Van Horn now?


Keith Van Horn was once a budding star in the league with the Nets, but after the coach that selected him was fired, and the team acquired Jason Kidd, KVH's downfall began. Van Horn has moved on to...

Is Jason Collins planning a political career?


He reunited with his Stanford roommate, a Kennedy and a congressman; took part in a Clinton Foundation poker game with the former President; saw his face dominate Capital Pride weekend. It's all...


Anderson's quiet giveback to his Minnesota roots


It's not gotten much if any publicity but for the past seven years, much of it spent overseas, Alan Anderson has quietly provided inner city kids uniforms and shoes for an annual all-star game, now...

Barclays to host 2016 DNC?


Mayor Bill de Blasio is vying to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the Barclays Center.

Keyon Dooling's long road back


Fred Kerber recounts the story of former Net Keyon Dooling who after a career in the NBA --and a life of torment following sexual abuse as a child-- found himself in a mental ward, his long hidden...

Collins as spokesperson for Marriott LGBT campaign


Jason Collins inked a deal to work with Marriott on their new LGBT campaign called #LoveTravels.

Brooklyn Nets: Leaders on and off the court


Sometimes the lines and boundaries painted across and around the hardwood floor can serve as means of discipline and life lessons. Players across the league are praised or criticized based on what...

Photo: Empire State Building honors Brooklyn Nets


The Empire State Building will light up in Black in White in honor of the Brooklyn Nets playoff win over the Toronto Raptors.

Andrei Kirilenko to open Russia's first Hooters


Andrei Kirilenko is opening Russia's first ever Hooters restaurant at the end of the month, and plans to open five more.

Mirza Teletovic's wife gives birth to twins


Mirza Teletovic's wife gave birth to twin babies on Tuesday, prior to Nets-Knicks game.

Nope, Joe Johnson is not going to jail


TMZ is reporting that a judge "threatened" jail time for Nets All-Star Joe Johnson. But, don't worry, he's not going to jail.

D-Will and "a special night for autistic families"


Deron Williams, the father of an autistic son, is increasing involved as an ambassador for Autism Speaks, shifting much of his Point of Hope Foundation's work to the cause, taping messages for NBA...

Barclays food server sues Rockets over gay slurs


Rasean Tate, a Barclays food server is suing the Houston Rockets and the company that handles catering at the arena, Levy's, for discrimination, claiming Rockets players pelted him with homophobic...

Ebanks, Armor star, suspended for drugs


Devin Ebanks, rated the top NBA prospect on the Springfield Armor, was suspended for five games by the D-League for violation of the league's drug policy. The league provided no details. With only...

Livingston talks about pain ... and perseverance


While many of his teammates were sunning themselves in places like Las Vegas or the Caribbean, Shaun Livingston went home to Peoria, devastated last year by a tornado, and talked to local kids...


Video: Nets share secrets to staying healthy

Brooklyn Nets players Joe Johnson, Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson share their secrets to staying healthy.


Livingston brings comfort and joy to family

Last weekend, with the Nets off, Shaun Livingston flew home and on behalf of his foundation provided some Christmas comfort and joy to a Washington, Illinois, family devastated by a November...


Nets give "Brooklyn" a chance

Brooklyn MacIver was celebrating her second birthday Friday and getting ready for her eighth chemotherapy treatment just after Christmas. Billy King met with her parents Friday after learning of...

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