#154567702 / gettyimages.comIn 2003, real estate mogul Bruce Ratner bought the New Jersey Nets for $300 million. Over the next 11 years Ratner sold all but 20 percent of his stake to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the Nets moved into the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the NBA's ... More >>
NBA players challenge soccer pros
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>
I love Stephen A. Smith, I really do, and it's great fun watching him play the Harlem Globetrotters to Skip Bayless's Washington Generals on ESPN's First Take. (And I really love Jay Pharoah's impression on SNL). But I'm getting a little tired of The Kobe Bryant Show. It isn't like the Lakers are o ... More >>
The globe-hopping music deconstructionist wonders in Liars revolutionized and jumpstarted the stagnant Brooklyn scene in the early 2000s with a bass-thumping, clatter-soaked dance-punk behemoth (They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top). Then they switched things up, and founders An ... More >>
Think of the orange car as a clue. The resurrected NBA season kicks off (thankfully, finally) on Sunday. To celebrate, we've paired each team with a notable album from the past year; the list, with tweet-sized justifications, is below. (NB, although the NBA-savvy of you might have already fig ... More >>
Ron Artest--scion of the Queensbridge Houses and one of the greatest ballplayers ever to come out of the city -- has been suspended for clothes lining Dallas Maverick guard J.J. Barea, just a week after he was named NBA Citizen of the Year. On April 26, Artest, a forward for the Los Angeles ... More >>
What do Zach Randolph, Trevor Ariza, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Al Harrington, Antonio McDyess, Marcus Camby, Nate Robinson, Eddie House, and Jamal Crawford have in common? Well, they all were let go by the Knicks at one point or another in recent years, and, unlike t ... More >>
Michael Becker/FOXWho are these people? For weeks, our weekly indignity parade "Are You Smarter Than A Rock Critic?" has been putting our writers at an unfair disadvantage, asking for the intimate details of long dead and gone artists like The Clash, The Doors and Metallica [yeah, no sic]. I ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 14, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 20 A Word for Wilt by Andrew Sarris I am convinced that if Wilt Chamberlain appeared on the floor of Madison Square Garden with a supporting team of four arthritic midgets against a team of NBA All-Stars, the ... More >>
The LA Times' Gregory Rodriguez worried this morning about New Yorkers dominating the national media conversation and if Los Angeles was a city in need of finding itself needing to "do better to think a little more provincially." Maybe that's what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was trying to rese ... More >>
No photos because they searched us for photographic devices on the way in. So Pitchfork had a party in their Greenpoint office last night. The young exuberant fellas of Beach Fossils played. Pitchfork.tv taped it. There was a keg and some awesome vodka made by a neighborhood guy named Tito. Some pe ... More >>
The Empire State Building will glow Yankee blue and white tonight as the Bombers beat the Mets 15-0 yesterday to take the three-game weekend series, 2 games to 1. The Yankees now have a 39-30 edge on the Mets since the start of interleague play in 1997 (not counting the regrettable 2000 World Serie ... More >>
Look my hometown needs a championship, and that requires home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. a) Matt Perpetua signs constrictive Pitchfork writing contract, shuts down Fluxblog. b) Charlotte Bobcats 94, Los Angeles Lakers 84
The Knicks (21-26) began "Dream Week" with a 126-117 loss to the Lakers. It doesn't look too bad until you realize Kobe Bryant scored almost half Los Angeles' points. His 61-point performance, a new Garden record (supplanting Bernard King's 60 points in a 1984 game) was celebrated by the fans at MSG ... More >>
. . . And, sigh, the Knicks
Both of the papers today lead with the allegations that referees ignored fouls from NBA stars to keep them in the game and to keep people in the seats. The claim comes from Tim Donaghy, a former ref who has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and gambling in connection with bets he placed on games he offic ... More >>
And why not? It's their job, as the official patsies for the Harlem Globetrotters
("A little bit of H-O-R-S-E") In 2001, Joumana Kidd called 911 to report that her husband, Jason, had hit her in the face (a recording is, of course, available online). Given Kidd’s much-publicized accusations, this week, that his wife abused him – "HONEY, I BEAT UP THE KIDD"; stay classy, Ne ... More >>
In 2001, the cozy B.B. King Club on West 42nd Street was adequate for rookie candidate Michael Bloomberg's election night crowd. Last night, Bloomberg's spare-no-expense campaign booked the city's biggest meeting venue east of the Javits Center-- the vast Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton New Yo ... More >>
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