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Nets Lack Championship Mettle

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Sarah Stier/Getty Images) Five games in, and the Nets have an identity for all the wrong reasons. This is a soft basketball team that can’t handle physical play and adversity. That’s the book on them. Sure they are talented, but they also showed they can be beaten when the other …

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Rose Makes Knicks Go

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) All the hype went to prized point guard Jalen Brunson after signing with the Knicks as a free agent this offseason. It shouldn’t be surprising he received the loudest ovation of all Knicks in the home opener Friday night. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose went through the offseason unnoticed. …

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Celtics Debut New City Edition Jerseys Honoring Bill Russell

The Boston Celtics officially debuted their 2022-23 City Edition jerseys Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. As has become tradition since Nike took over as the main jersey provider for the NBA in 2017, every team debuts new sets of jerseys each season. The Celtics' new 'City Edition' uniforms will pay homage to Bill Russell …

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Biggest Takeaways From Boston’s Opening Night Win

The 2022-23 NBA season is officially underway. With the start of the new season brings the joy of Celtics basketball returning. It feels like Christmas…in October. Boston got off to a strong start to the year, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 126-117 at home. Here are my biggest takeaways from the C’s season opening victory over …

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Open Letter to Kyrie

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images) Dear Kyrie: I hope you had a nice summer. I know it was an interesting offseason for you. It’s never a dull moment with you. You embrace controversy the way I embrace food. You tried to opt-out of your contract until you realized no one …

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Former Knick, NBA Journeyman Nate Robinson Announces Battle with Renal Kidney Failure

Nate Robinson made public Saturday his four-year battle with renal kidney failure. The former New York Knick and NBA journeyman spent 11 seasons in the NBA, starting with a five-year stint with the Knicks. The three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion and former guard said the reason for the announcement was to shine a light …

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