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Brooklyn Nets Simply Not Ready for NBA Elite by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

NEW YORK — Though the Brooklyn Nets are coming off of a win over the Detroit Pistons, the real test was Tuesday’s game against the Lakers. At their new home at Barclays Center, the Nets lost a home game against … Continue reading

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With Dwight Howard Out, Pau Gasol Looks Forward to Battle with Brook Lopez by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

NEW YORK — While Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni said he wasn’t sure if center Dwight Howard would play tonight in the matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, Howard himself told the media shortly thereafter that he was out … Continue reading

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Nets to Undergo Toughest Test Under Coach Carlesimo by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

The Brooklyn Nets broke their first two-game losing streak under interim head coach PJ Carlesimo, with a 97-77 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday. They host LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat for the first time at … Continue reading

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Stephen A. Smith Talks Dr. King, Knicks, Nets and Lakers with Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Stephen A. Smith spoke with Derrel “Jazz” Johnson about significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and how it has afforded opportunities to countless people, the problems of the Los Angeles Lakers, and assesses both the New York Knicks and … Continue reading

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USA Men’s Basketball Wins Gold, But Would They Beat the 1992 Dream Team? By Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

The USA Men’s Basketball Team, led by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, won Olympic Gold Sunday when they defeated Spain in a closely contested 107-100 game. Durant led the Americans with 30 points, including 5 three-pointers, … Continue reading

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Daily Debate: Are the Los Angeles Lakers the Team to Beat in the NBA with Dwight Howard?

The Los Angeles Lakers pulled off the trade of the year when they landed Dwight Howard without giving up any of their core, which includes Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash. Are the Los Angeles Lakers now better than … Continue reading

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One Caribbean Radio Sports Briefs for Tuesday, July 24, 2012, by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

After losing four straight over the weekend in Oakland to the Athletics, the New York Yankees pulled off a surprise deal for Ichiro Suzuki for two minor league prospects, DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Suzuki litterally switched uniforms and dugouts, … Continue reading

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