The Brooklyn Nets are the hottest team in the NBA since early December…and not enough people are showing them love. Kenny Atkinson has made a team that won 28 games all of last season reach that total before February as they are the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference right now. I wrote a column for WFAN breaking down how impressive the Nets have been, especially with all the injuries they have fought through.
On SportsTalk1240 this week, producer of The DA Show on CBS Sports Radio Shaun Morash co-hosted the show with me. We opened with our reaction to the Giants loss to the Cowboys. Are the Giants playoff hopes finished? What went wrong in the loss? Does Tom Coughlin come back if they miss the playoffs?
The Jets acquired Percy Harvin Friday. Can he help the Jets? Is it too late for a playoff run?
In the second half of the show, we previewed the Knicks season with NY Post beat writer Marc Berman. How many wins will the Knicks have? Can Derek Fisher have success in his first year? What will the starting five and roster look like?
We also previewed the Nets season. We wrapped up the show with our World Series picks. Also, we mixed in Ben McAdoo looking like a porn star, some pumpkin picking romance talk, and our Charles Barkley and Tom Coughlin impressions.
I opened up The 5th Quarter in New York Sports on Long Island’s AM1240-WGBB with Carmelo Anthony talk. I strongly believe the Knicks superstar remains in New York. I gave out many reasons why he will, including Phil Jackson’s trade with the Mavericks.
Where will LeBron goes? I believe he stays in Miami and for several reasons.
Then came my all-time great Jason Kidd rant. The future Hall of Fame point guard disgraced the Nets organization by bolting Brooklyn for Milwaukee after just one year on the sidelines. How idiotic was Kidd? I give out Kidd’s career timeline and all the mistakes he’s made over the years.
In the second half of the show, it was all baseball. The Yankees acquired Brandon McCarthy and designated Alfonso Soriano for assignment. What moves do they need to make to stay alive in the AL East? Can they still win this mediocre division this season? What players can they get before the deadline?
I close out the show talking Mets and their horrid first half of the season. What player do the Mets need to get that they are saying they don’t want right now? What moves can they make that turn them into a playoff team in 2015? Also, how bad has the atmosphere gotten at Citi Field.
Jason Kidd has done all he can to tarnish his legacy with the Nets franchise. After the Nets failed to meet his demand to have a prominent role in the front office, he bolted Brooklyn to go to the lowly Milwaukee Bucks to become their head for more money and for an executive position. Kidd kicked Larry Drew aside and took reign of the Bucks for two second-round picks in 2015 and 2019, and it’s not sitting pretty around the rest of the NBA. It’s added to a laundry list of problems the future Hall of Fame point guard has had off the court. Here’s my CBS Local story on the five most idiotic moments in Jason Kidd’s NBA career.
The Nets fell 4-1 to the Miami Heat, ending their 2013-2014 season. This was the year the Nets were booked on making a championship run, and they fell short. What is the next step for this team and are their title hopes in shambles for next season? Here’s my Allvoices.com story.
The Truth was told in Toronto Sunday. The Nets came back from a 3-2 series deficit to win and advance to the next round of the NBA playoffs. Paul Pierce came up with the block to propel Brooklyn to the East Semis. How did they get it done and what does the next round hold for the Nets? What does the future hold for the Raptors? Here’s my Allvoices.com story.
The Nets overcame a 26-point deficit Wednesday night, but fell short in heartbreaking fashion. The Nets are now trailing the series 3-2 to the Raptors, and must win in Brooklyn Friday night. What happened to the Nets and can they write the ship? Here’s my EmpireWritesBack.com story.