Inside The Barclays Center's Mysterious Meditation Room

In exchange for giving Forest City Ratner more than $300 million in public subsidies to build the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn (and that's not counting additional tax breaks and below-market land), the developer promised to give back to the community, including affordable housing, and new railyards. Precisely… » 3/21/14 11:41am 3/21/14 11:41am

Jason Collins Played Basketball And It Was No Big Deal

The most striking thing about Jason Collins's entrance, making him the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major sports, was the subdued applause. Not the cheering part; it's 2014 and fans have been ready for this for a long time. But the number of fans who sat on their hands during the brief break in… » 2/24/14 9:31am 2/24/14 9:31am

Brooklyn Nets Hold Kevin Durant To Just 26 Points

And Scott Brooks held Durant to just 3o minutes. Still, everyone in Brooklyn, even the Nets, watched Kevin Durant in awe. Minus context, his line—26 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists—sounds just OK. His numbers in Brooklyn were not nearly as impressive as they had been during the 12-game streak where he scored over 30… » 2/01/14 12:36pm 2/01/14 12:36pm