Deshawn Jelani

Deshawn joined Double G Sports in April of 2012 as the lead New Jersey Nets writer. Deshawn is a writer and sports journalist with a style of his own. He attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma and completed post-doctoral research at the University of Southern Califronia. Deshawn's edgy, flamboyant, and often flippant spin on sports has allowed him have success in various sports publications. You can follow Deshawn on twitter @ShonJay714 or by email at dmjelani@yahoo.com.

Brook Lopez drives to the basket as Kevin Garnett defends. (ANDREW GOMBERT CORBIS OUT/EPA)
By Deshawn Jelani On Friday, November 16th, 2012
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Nets Hold off Celtics For Fourth Straight Win

  Brook Lopez drives to the basket as Kevin Garnett defends. (ANDREW GOMBERT CORBIS OUT/EPA) The Brooklyn Nets narrowly defeated the Boston Celtics 102-97 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night. The More...

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By Deshawn Jelani On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
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Nets Destroy Cavs for Third Straight Win

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The Brooklyn Nets captured their third straight win with a 114-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “It’s probably the More...

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Brooklyn Nets
By Deshawn Jelani On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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Nets Blow Huge Lead, Fall to T’Wolves

The Brooklyn Nets lost their second game of the season to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, 107-96. The Nets put on a stellar performance going into halftime with a 62-47 lead.  Brooklyn shot 61.5 percent More...

Jason Kidd, left, defends Joe Johnson during last night's preseason finale. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
By Deshawn Jelani On Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Brooklyn Nets Lose an Overtime Thriller Against the Knicks, 97-95

  Jason Kidd, left, defends Joe Johnson during last night's preseason finale. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The Brooklyn Nets lost a 97-95 overtime thriller against rival New York Knicks Wednesday night More...

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By Deshawn Jelani On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Brookyln Nets Make National TV Debut Tonight

The Brooklyn Nets are set to make their national TV debut since their move to the brand new Barclays Center in Brookyln, NY.  The Nets will face the Boston Celtics at home tonight (October 18th) at 8:00pm EST on More...

Deron Williams, 8, does not want the Nets to wait for Dwight Howard before building a championship roster. (ABACAUSA.COM)
By Deshawn Jelani On Thursday, October 11th, 2012
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Deron Williams Says ‘Don’t Wait on Dwight’

Deron Williams, 8, does not want the Nets to wait for Dwight Howard before building a championship roster. (ABACAUSA.COM) The Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams tells general manager Billy King that the Nets More...

Derek Fisher could be a nice backup to the Brooklyn Nets starting guards. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images
By Deshawn Jelani On Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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Free Agents the Brooklyn Nets Should Consider to Fill Roster

  Derek Fisher could be a nice backup to the Brooklyn Nets starting guards. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images As the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season draws near and the team opens training camp, the newly constructed More...

Brook Lopez stands on the new court at Barclays Center. Photo: Bebeto Matthews / AP
By Deshawn Jelani On Friday, September 28th, 2012
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Can the Brooklyn Nets Win a Championship by 2015?

  Brook Lopez stands on the new court at Barclays Center. Photo: Bebeto Matthews / AP After participating in a ribbon-cutting event of the new Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn, Mikhail Prokhorov, majority More...

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By Deshawn Jelani On Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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Nets Set to Reveal New Uniforms and Arena Floor

Photo Courtesy of BrooklynNets.com The Brooklyn Nets’ potential new away uniforms were leaked in the media this week.  The jerseys are said to be the inspired creation of rap mogul and part owner Jay-Z, according More...

The Nets are making a push to sign free agent forward Andray Blatche but the Miami Heat may be involved as well.
By Deshawn Jelani On Friday, September 7th, 2012
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Nets Contract with Blatche Not Final, Considers Heat Offer

The Nets are making a push to sign free agent forward Andray Blatche but the Miami Heat may be involved as well. Power forward Andray Blatche weighs his options as he considers a non-guaranteed one year agreement More...

The Brooklyn Nets worked out Eddy Curry as the team searches for a veteran backup big man.
By Deshawn Jelani On Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Eddy Curry to Work Out with Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets worked out Eddy Curry as the team searches for a veteran backup big man. The Brooklyn Nets made plans to work out free-agent center Eddy Curry on Wednesday, according to sources involved with the More...

Brook Lopez will be returning to the lineup for the Nets this upcoming season.
By Deshawn Jelani On Thursday, August 16th, 2012
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Are the Nets the New King of New York?

Brook Lopez will be returning to the lineup for the Nets this upcoming season. After re-signing all-star guard Deron Williams and free agent Joe Johnson, the Brooklyn Nets have begun the process of building what More...