The Liberty Are Reinventing Themselves

The Liberty are not sure what the full identity of their revamped team should be. But they are certain about one aspect of it. “I want teams to be kind of scared of us when they have to be on offense,” said Natasha Howard, who won the WNBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award in … Read more

Trae Young, Your Hair Is a Magnificent Unsolved Mystery

What now? He’s gone. I mean, it’s gone. The single most fascinating thing about the NBA playoffs hasn’t been, “Were the Nets ever really a team? ” Or: “Whose death wish is better: Charles Bronson’s or Philly’s?” It’s not even: “Lord. What. Is. Ben Simmons. Wearing. To-night? ” The single most fascinating thing about the … Read more

Nets Eliminated by Celtics in NBA Playoffs

The Nets were expecting to vie for NBA championships, and perhaps some day they will. But that day is not now, and another abbreviated postseason appearance ended on Monday when the Boston Celtics defeated them, 116-112, to complete a four-game sweep in their first-round playoff series. It was a fitting finale to a disjointed season … Read more

The Nets Need a Miracle. Or Two. Or Three. Or Four.

As an unmistakable feeling of desperation closed in on the Nets, Coach Steve Nash reached toward the deepest recesses of his bench on Saturday and summoned a former star in twilight. Blake Griffin shed his warm-ups, along with some cobwebs, and reported to the scorer’s table. Griffin, 33, has a bum ankle and a surgically … Read more