BROOKLYN BOUNCE

SOUND BYTES:

NPR's Only a Game podcast

 

SB Nation Drive and Kick podcast

NBA.com Hangtime podcast

QUOTES:

"You ain’t gonna forget about this game. Heck naw. Naw. Not at all. If you’re a true basketball player, you won’t forget about this. This hurt. This hurt. Definitely.” Reggie Evans, after the Nets lost a triple overtime Game 4 to the Bulls in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs 

"Winning games. Keeping you guys excited. Give you something positive to write about. These are good conversations. That's what I hope to achieve." - Kris Humphries, on goals for the Nets' first season in Brooklyn

“He just kind of grabbed my shorts and I helped him up, you know, whatever, make sure he didn’t fall. And then he just kept grabbing my shorts. And I asked him what he was doing and he didn’t respond and I looked at him like, ‘What are you doing?' And I tried to smack his hand away. It wasn’t nothin’. He just jacked my shorts up. I didn’t what he was doing. … This whole thing, it’s like a movie. People get caught up in the shenanigans and the bullshit.”Kevin Garnett, describing his 2013 Christmas Day kerfuffle with Gerald Wallace 

PRAISE

"An excellent book on the Nets first season in Brooklyn." (Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports)

"Appleman’s account is a breezy, cautionary tale for modern sports fans in an era in which money trumps all, and owners who know nothing about the NBA meddle destructively." (Booklist)

"Appleman doesn't promote an agenda or force a narrative, instead he paints a portrait; one that provides a little color to a team coated in black and white. ... Whether you're 'in the know,' a diehard fan, or even a casual NBA fan, there's a taste for everyone in this book." (Tom Lorenzo, NetsDaily) 

“Brooklyn Bounce is full of insights on the small dramas…. I’m a lifelong Lakers nut and found myself interested in the Nets for the first time in my life.” (CBS Local, "Man Cave")

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