NBA referee Dick Bavetta, born and raised in Park Slope, will work his 2,633 consecutive game tonight at Madison Square Garden when the New York Knicks host the Brooklyn Nets.
In their inaugural season in the borough of Kings, the Brooklyn Nets have earned a playoff berth. The team finished the NBA regular season 49-33, which is the best record since the 2006-2007 season. The Nets finished in the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and will take on the No. 5 seeded Chicago […]
Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, senior Amanda DiLeo was featured on the YES Network during the Feb. 24 Brooklyn Nets game. DiLeo, a combo guard/forward on the Tigers’ basketball team, is a devout Nets fan and sent in her drawing (pictured at left) of Nets’ All-Star point guard Deron Williams. Wearing her Nets’ T-shirt, DiLeo was […]
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1957 is a day that will live in infamy in the borough of Brooklyn. At 9:08 p.m. that evening, Brooklyn Dodgers’ pitcher Danny McDevitt looked in for his sign from catcher Joe Pignatano on a 1-1 pitch with two outs in the top of the ninth inning at Ebbets Field. The lefty […]
Fresh off winning the 2012 NBA Championship, Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers had one last tune-up match before starting his preparation for next season. As part of the sporting equipment company Spalding’s “Arena to Driveway” contest, Chalmers visited East Elmhurst on Aug. 17 for a game of one-on-one basketball. His opponent was 17-year-old Carlos […]
At just 19 years old, former St. John’s University, Jamaica, standout small forward Moe Harkless will live out his dream of playing professional basketball. The Queens native, who spent three years at Forest Hills H.S., was selected 15th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2012 NBA Draft, held June 28 at the Prudential Center, […]