Brooklyn Nets Gear Up for Playoffs

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 […]

Amanda DiLeo

Nets Feature Bishop Kearney on YES Network

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 […]

Jim Mancari

Nets Embark on a Brooklyn Journey (with audio)

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 […]

Spalding contest winner Carlos Mayorga, left, is pictured with Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers. (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Taking on the Heat: Corona Student Plays NBA’s Mario Chalmers (With Video)

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 […]

Jim Mancari

St. John’s Basketball Star Heading to NBA

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, […]