Brooklyn Nets GM discusses Kyrie Irving’s future, says team wants ‘selfless’ players who are ‘available’

NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving might have to show the Brooklyn Nets he’s more than a great basketball player if he wants a future with the team. General manager Sean Marks made clear Wednesday that Irving will have to prove a commitment to being available to his team, a commitment that wasn’t there this season. … Read more

Kyrie Irving mocks parlay bettors and NBA trolls during stream

Not every NBA player goes to Cancun once the season is over. Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is apparently enjoying the comfort of his own casa since being swept, recently broadcasting himself playing video games with some very colorful commentary to assist the visuals. Never shy about sharing his thoughts and feelings, Irving had some … Read more

Net leaders have a lot to answer for

The second round of the NBA playoffs aren’t even finished, but the Nets have been eliminated for more than two weeks, and already are looking toward next season. Nets general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash (yes, he’s still employed) are expected to address the media Wednesday for the first time since their shocking … Read more

Net leaders have a lot to answer for

The second round of the NBA playoffs aren’t even finished, but the Nets have been eliminated for more than two weeks, and already are looking toward next season. Nets general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash (yes, he’s still employed) are expected to address the media Wednesday for the first time since their shocking … Read more

NBA teams hike ticket prices as attendance drops, data shows

NBA owners are raking in more cash than before the pandemic by charging higher ticket prices — despite lower TV ratings and increasingly empty seats at arenas, according to internal NBA data exclusively obtained by The Post. The average “gate” per team, or dollars from ticket sales, rose 10.2% compared to the last pre-pandemic season … Read more

Kevin Durant parties in Greece following Nets’ playoff exit

When in Greece. Nets star Kevin Durant appears to be living it up in Europe, just weeks after Brooklyn was swept by the Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Durant made a recent appearance at a nightclub in Greece, where he posed for photos with unnamed female companions, according to images obtained … Read more

NBA’s Kyrie Irving refers himself as a ‘martyr’ discussing COVID-19 vaccine holdout

Brooklyn Nets star guard Kyrie Irving said during a podcast released Wednesday that he lived the “life of a martyr” when describing his early-season holdout due to his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine, which resulted in him not being allowed to play in NBA games. During an appearance on the podcast of his teammate, … Read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving on being in middle of vaccine debate: ‘Life of a martyr’

Kyrie Irving, while admitting he felt at times he was letting his Nets teammates down by not being able to play for parts of this season, still described himself as a “martyr” for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine despite heavy criticism. “I was not expecting a mandate to be brought down in a way … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Ben Simmons to undergo back surgery; expected recovery timeline of 3-4 months, sources say

Brooklyn Nets swingman Ben Simmons will require three to four months of rehabilitation after undergoing back surgery on Thursday, but is expected to be fully recovered to return to the court well ahead of preseason training camp in September, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Simmons, 25, is undergoing a microdiscectomy procedure to address pain located … Read more