Mayor Adams to consult NYC lawyer over unvaxxed Kyrie Irving’s Nets practices

Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday that he would speak to the city’s lawyer about whether unvaccinated Nets superstar can continue practicing in the Big Apple under the city’s “indefinite” mandate for private-sector employees to get jabbed. “Well, as we stated, the name of the game is that we were not going to be heavy-handed with … Read more

Mayor Adams still not allowing unvaccinated Kyrie Irving to play in Brooklyn

New York Mayor Eric Adams said he is not feeling any pressure to lift vaccine mandates to allow professional athletes like Kyrie Irving to play at home.Illustration: Getty Images I know this is March Madness and NFL Free Agency season, but the NBA Playoffs start in less than 30 days. That last, and most entertaining, … Read more

Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans lose to Duke in NCAA Tournament

Tom IzzoPhoto: Getty Images The time has come to downgrade Tom Izzo’s rep. For the lack of a better word, it has turned to goo. At one point, many believed Izzo, the Michigan State basketball coach, owned March. Yes, if there was a will, Izzo would find a way to coach his players up and … Read more

Nets have no answers regarding Ben Simmons’ status

The Nets have no answers regarding Ben Simmons’ present and future. They don’t even have any answers regarding his recent past or the first hints at his back injury. It is unclear if coach Steve Nash and company are in the dark or simply not flipping on the lights for the public, but there is … Read more

Kyrie Irving sits courtside for Nets-Knicks in Brooklyn

Kyrie Irving finally made his Barclays Center season debut Sunday. He just didn’t get to play. New York City’s relaxed indoor vaccine mandates may have loosened enough to allow the unvaccinated Irving in the building, but the private sector mandates still keep him from playing at home for the Nets. The situation led to a … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving wishes communication better all around, but says he has no hard feelings toward James Harden

CHARLOTTE, NC — As the Brooklyn Nets prepare to see former teammate James Harden when they face the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, they do so with some lingering feelings on how he pushed his way off the team just before last month’s trade deadline. Stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant both addressed it after Tuesday … Read more

Kyrie Irving’s season-high 50 points lead Brooklyn Nets past Charlotte Hornets to snap skid

CHARLOTTE, NC — Kyrie Irving’s 50-point outburst during Tuesday night’s 132-121 win over the Charlotte Hornets was so impressive that Kevin Durant spent the first few moments of his postgame news conference clapping for his teammate at the podium. Durant called Irving’s performance a “master class” and said younger players should watch it to learn … Read more

Doc Rivers, ahead of Ben Simmons’ return to Philadelphia, says rivalries are good for NBA

3:24 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, NJ — Even with Ben Simmons not playing in Thursday night’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, there is plenty of excitement in Philadelphia. Sixers coach Doc Rivers said after practice Wednesday that while he isn’t a fan of the way this Atlantic Division rivalry began, he … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving says he believes New York City Mayor Eric Adams ‘on my side’

BOSTON — As Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving waits for New York City Mayor Eric Adams to roll back the city’s vaccination mandate so that he will be allowed to play in home games once again, he does so believing that Adams is “on my side. “ “Shoutout Eric Adams, man,” Irving said after the … Read more

Brooklyn Nets lose to Boston Celtics, drop a game under .500

Kyrie Irving and Nets fall to 1-5 since All-Star Break.Image: Getty Images “Just watch how our squad comes out of this All-Star Break,” – Kyrie Irving And watch I did, because I’m not one to make a fuss. And since the All-Star Break ended and this prophetic warning to all who dare traverse a basketball … Read more