NBA Pacific

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Brooklyn Nets' Minority Owner Values Franchise at $1 Billion

    #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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 19, 2013


    NBA players challenge soccer pros

  • Dining

    June 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Taqueria Lower East Side's Carnitas, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    NBA at Midseason: Can Anyone Stop the Knicks (From Completely Losing Steam)?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Q&A: Liars' Angus Andrew On Basketball, Experimenting With Electronics, And How Visiting New York Is Disorienting

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    VIDEO: Watch Sacto Mayor and Former NBA Star Kevin Johnson Suck Up to Scientology

    Our West Coast counterpart, staff writer Josh Dulaney at the Voice's sister paper OC Weekly, has been dishing on Scientology's spiffy new "Ideal Org" there in several spicy posts. In a story last week, Josh mentioned that William Dalton, the mayor of Garden Grove, California (population: 170K), lav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Knicks' Point Guard Jeremy Lin Does the Impossible

    Phenoms who come in under the sports radar are almost exclusively confined to baseball. There are so many examples of this that they almost defy counting -- a 19-year-old Dwight Gooden matures early, just a year out of high school and can suddenly throw a 97 mph fastball past experienced major leag ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 25, 2011


    Skateboarding pros (and Tony Hawk's kid) come out for the big money

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Knicks Win First Championship; Voice Lauds Wilt Chamberlain

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    The Top Ten Rap Supergroups That Never Happened

    Over the weekend, the rapper Sean Price took to Twitter to propose a collaboration album between his own Brooklyn-based Boot Camp Clik hip-hop crew and Staten Island's mighty Wu-Tang Clan. The idea has been received rapturously. But then again, theoretical hip-hop supergroups usually are. Rap's hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rudy Giuliani, Friends Forever: AHNOLD Comes to New York

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    How Last Night's Pitchfork Office Party with Beach Fossils Really Went Down

    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. taped it. There was a keg and some awesome vodka made by a neighborhood guy named Tito. Some pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    What Do Lil Jon and Susan Sarandon Have in Common?

    Lil Jon and Susan Sarandon, reenacting the Twins poster. Photo via Complex/Say_WordYo​A love of skateboarding, apparently. Both were at yesterday's Maloof Money Cup at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, a pro skating competition sponsored by the infamous Maloof brothers, owners of the Sacra ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 1, 2010


    Skaters compete for the big cash in Queens

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Kobe Scores 61 Against Local Team

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 21, 2009

    IT'S KOBE! LEBRON! . . .

    . . . And, sigh, the Knicks

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Plenty of Harm, Not Enough Fouls: Were the NBA Playoffs Rigged?

    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 >>

  • News

    January 1, 2008

    The Prophet Isiah

    Thomas's inane talk about a Knicks championship might actually portend something positive

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2007

    All Quiet on the Western Yards

    It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ... Basketball?: A pile of torn-up asphalt is all Bruce Ratner has to show so far for his Atlantic Yards groundbreaking. Approaching the proposed site of the Atlantic Yards complex in Brooklyn on the day after developer Bruce Ratner's much-ballyhooed announcement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Atlantic Yards Foes Hope for a Silver Christmas

    It isn't every day that a bunch of good-government groups hold a press conference to demand that an undemocratic, unelected state panel intervene to delay a public project. That was the scene today at City Hall, though, as several elected officials and budget-watch groups called on state assembl ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    July 25, 2006

    Life in the Footprint

    Voices of the fading community in the shadow of the Atlantic Yards

  • News

    May 9, 2006

    Fire Storms

    An inferno in Greenpoint highlights a drop in the number of fire investigators

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2006

    Nets Foes Shoot Suit

    The battle over developer Bruce Ratner's plan to build a Nets arena and a set of high-rise residences at Atlantic Yards could be headed to court. A coalition of groups opposing the Ratner plan has filed suit against Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation, alleging that a pla ... More >>

  • Screens

    June 21, 2005

    The Moralgorithm

    How the little black box knew the Spurs would (probably) win the NBA Finals

  • Art

    March 15, 2005

    We Are Theirs

    Ultimately, it doesn't matter if you're seeing Larry King or Owen Wilson or Joan Collins

  • News

    January 13, 2004

    Beyond the Pansy Patch

    In the future shadow of the Nets, a Brooklyn nabe remembers what's at stake

  • News

    July 29, 2003
  • News

    July 15, 2003
  • Music

    May 27, 2003
  • News

    May 27, 2003

    The Import of Winning

    Playing the Numbers Game

  • News

    May 6, 2003
  • News

    April 15, 2003

    Another Roll of the McDyess

    The Blurry Vision Thing

  • News

    January 14, 2003
  • News

    June 18, 2002

    Hoop Dreams

    Imagine It: Tim Duncan as a Net, and LeBron James as a Knick

  • News

    June 11, 2002
  • News

    June 4, 2002

    The Gulp War

    So How Good Are the Nets? We'll Find Out.

  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Beauty and the East

    Can the Nets Survive a Bashing by the Ugly Stick of Playoff Ball?

  • News

    March 20, 2001
  • News

    February 27, 2001
  • News

    January 2, 2001
  • News

    August 15, 2000
  • News

    June 27, 2000

    The Whys of Grope 'Sex'

    Exploring the Psyche of the Crowd

  • News

    April 25, 2000

    Hard Road to Glory

    The Minefields That Lurk Between the Knicks and a Conference Title

  • Film

    April 18, 2000
  • News

    February 29, 2000

    Giant Steps

    Kareem’s Hoop Dreams Take Him From an Indian Reservation to the NBA Basement

  • News

    February 15, 2000


    Lamar Odom Returns for a Garden Party

  • News

    February 8, 2000

    No Respect

    Mild Manners, Wild Numbers Aren’t Enough for Stephon Marbury

  • News

    December 1, 1998

    Billionaire Boys Club

    The Scoundrels among the NBA owners

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