Following Chris Ballad's fantastic longform piece on Kobe Bryant last week, the SI writer released a series of topics that was discussed with Bryant and people close to him. Deron Williams name came up during one conversation with Bryant.
The Nets ended off the game on the wrong side of a 13-3 run for the Heat to finish off the game. Joe Johnson did all he could with 34 points, but the Nets inability to get off a shot, down two with five seconds remaining lost them the game, 96-94.
"Is it always like this here?" That, Adam Silver told Harvey Araton, was the question two people asked him about Barclays Center after they had accompanied him to the Nets-Heat game Monday. The question was raised because, the place was rocking!
The elimination game. They rose to the challenge (twice) in round one, now face the do-or-die challenge in the second round. After falling to the Heat and LeBron James in Brooklyn Monday, they will face the Heat in Miami Wednesday in a 7 p.m. start.
There were regulars like Jay-Z, Beyonce' and Michael K. Williams; new regulars like Jason Sudekis and Olivia Wilde; sports stars like Floyd Mayweather and Ilya Kovalchuk; THE Denzel Washington; Mikhail Prokhorov and Spike Lee, evil incarnate.
LeBron James vs. Brooklyn Nets. It was a battle that came down to the last minute of play, but a 49 point effort from James gave the Heat a 3-1 series lead against the Nets.
The Brooklyn Nets look to even their second round series against LeBron James the Miami Heat on Monday night.
Ever wonder why Barclays Center often looks empty a half hour of so before the game, then quickly fills up? Everyone in the NBA apparently does! In Toronto, they viewed it as a close to a crime against humanity. Blame the subways (sorta)!
You gotta believe! The Nets beat the Heat in front of one of the most raucous crowds in Nets history Saturday. Now they have to do it all over again Monday night if they want to remain a serious player in the playoffs, but the game is at home!