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The Nets are trying to copy the Warriors, as a basketball team and a business. Then there’s Kyrie Irving

This month, the sports world has watched Steph Curry lead the Warriors to a fourth NBA title and watched Kyrie Irving lead the Nets into chaos. The NBA has for years increasingly devoted itself toward player empowerment, and the Nets have leaned into that trend as much as any team in the league. But they’re also serving as a cautionary tale of what player(s) to empower. That shift to a culture of player empowerment allowed the Nets to land superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as a free-agent package deal in June 2019. Since then, Nets owner Joe Tsai has been intent on...
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‘Mayans MC’ star JD Pardo gets on the right side of the law on new show ‘The Terminal List’

“Mayans MC” star JD Pardo, who plays outlaw biker EZ Reyes in the “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff, tackles a completely different role in “The Terminal List,” a new Prime Video thriller starring Chris Pratt.  “I didn’t do it on purpose, but it is interesting, playing that other side of the law,” Pardo, 41, told The Post. “It’s like on ‘Mayans’ [EZ is] in this criminal world, and here is the law and he’s trying to enforce it,. “It’s always refreshing and exciting to do something different so that you’re constantly growing.”  Premiering July 1, “The Terminal List” is based on a novel by...
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The real reason why cats look so judgmental

The internet is going wild for photos of “judgmental cats” on Reddit. Troves of users on the online platform are causing hiss-sterics, posting pictures of critical creatures who appear to be casting doubt on their owners with curled lips and squinting eyes. “[I] started singing out loud and...
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What The Post wishes Joe Biden’s cue card would say

On Thursday, Joe Biden flashed for the cameras a comical presidential “cheat sheet” that proved just how stage-managed the 79-year-old is by his staff. Besides instructing him to remember to say “hello” and “thank you,” it emphasized basic steps such as “YOU take YOUR seat.” Thanks to a White House mole, The Post was able to smuggle a new cheat sheet into Biden’s jacket pocket when he was taking a quick nap in the Oval Office. Here, what we think the presidential cue card should say: THE PRESIDENT Press conference sequence of events After ice cream, WALK down hall to press conference. Secret Service agents...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Proof that NY’s criminal-justice system is broken — from soft-on-crime DA Alvin Bragg himself

When a perp that even let-’em-loose District Attorney Alvin Bragg thinks should be locked up pre-trial is set free, no bail needed, you know something’s horribly amiss with New York’s criminal-justice system. It’s easy to see why even the usually soft-on-crime Manhattan DA wanted Lorenzo McLucas behind bars, ASAP. The serial shoplifter has chalked up a mind-boggling 122 arrests (50 this year alone); letting him walk and thinking he wouldn’t rob again is the very definition of insanity. Bragg’s office told The Post it would’ve asked for pre-trial detention here, but thanks to New York’s screwed-up bail laws, the repeat offender couldn’t...
MANHATTAN, NY

Yankees stole spark plug from Texas Rangers: ‘he got shafted, pretty much, in Texas’

Offensively, the position has been a complete liability in the strikeout category. Treviño is offering the team a player we can get on base but also has underrated power. Treviño never really got the right opportunities to feature his qualities in Texas, playing a maximum of 89 games last season. He hit .239 with a 26.7% on base rate, but all Treviño needed was a bit of loyalty and commitment from his manager.
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Hundreds of NYC prosecutors quitting woke bosses and onerous reforms

The number of prosecutors fleeing the city’s district attorneys offices has spiraled in the wake of criminal justice reforms that have created what one ex-top prosecutor called “insanity.” Sixty five assistant district attorneys, or about 12 percent of the staff, have resigned so far this year from Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s office, up from about 44 through the end of March. During all of 2021, 97 ADAs quit. The situation is nearly the same in the office of Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, where 67 of some 500 prosecutors, or about 13 percent, have also called it quits as of June 17. Another...
MANHATTAN, NY
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Gerald Ford’s ‘Winter White House’ in Colorado lists for $13M

A Vail, Colorado, mountain chateau that served as the holiday retreat for former US President Gerald R. Ford and first lady, Betty Ford has hit the market for $13 million, The Post has learned. Ford, an avid skier, is said to have lived in the home following his presidency in...
VAIL, CO

Jalen Brunson’s connection with Derrick Rose could lead him to Knicks: HS coach

Derrick Rose’s value may go beyond what he can produce on the floor for the Knicks. His presence alone could contribute to landing their priority in free agency. The veteran guard is yet another link between the Knicks and coveted point guard Jalen Brunson, their bond tracing back to Brunson’s formative years in Illinois when Rose was the Bulls’ star point guard and Brunson had dreams of playing in the NBA one day. “Jalen would go over to the Bulls facility and practice with the Bulls players,” Pat Ambrose, Brunson’s coach at Adlai Stevenson High School who remains close to him, told...
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Retail workers union that took on Amazon owns luxe midtown condo

The powerful retail workers union headed by Amazon killer Stuart Appelbaum spent $1.9 million buying a luxury midtown condo that sits unoccupied. A subsidiary of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union plunked down the cash for the two-bedroom condo at 325 Fifth Ave. in 2017, city records show. The 41-story building at 32nd Street includes a swimming pool, spa and screening room. The purchase was made by the RWDSU Realty Corp., without any oversight from the union’s executive board, according to Ted Hunt, who heads a union local in Michigan and is seeking to oust Appelbaum as president. “Somehow spending union money...
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Yankees’ Jose Trevino now thriving after ‘he got shafted’ with Rangers

Jose Trevino will not go there when asked about his old employer. The Yankees catcher, in the midst of a breakout season that’s starting to garner All-Star buzz, has no need to be anything but diplomatic and soft-spoken.  Isiah Kiner-Falefa, his teammate in the minors, with the Rangers and now with the Yankees, though, will.  “He got shafted, pretty much, in Texas,” Kiner-Falefa told The Post on Friday ahead of the Yankees’ game against the Astros. “For him to have this opportunity to do what he’s doing now, there was never a doubt for me thinking that he was gonna do this....
NEW YORK CITY, NY

‘I was a Jane Doe’: Amtrak train crash mom on surviving the commute from hell

On a spring evening in 2015, Geralyn Ritter sprinted through Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to catch her New York-bound train. The next thing she knew, she was hooked up to a ventilator at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, fighting for her life.  “I remember a flash of realization that we were tipping over, and I remember screaming,” Ritter, 57, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, told The Post. “That was the last memory I had.”  The infamous Amtrak train crash on May 12, 2015, killed eight and injured more than 200 passengers. Ritter was among 11 passengers who were critically wounded, and the pharmaceutical...
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Letters to the Editor — June 25, 2022

The Issue: The Supreme Court’s overturning of New York’s law restricting the carrying of concealed firearms. I believe The Post’s editorial about being disappointed with the Supreme Court’s ruling on concealed carry is misguided (“Supreme Disappointment,” June 24). I am a former New York resident and had a concealed carry permit. I had to be fingerprinted, give references and was subjected to a background check before I was approved. Criminals don’t follow laws. Law-abiding citizens are not going to make New York streets unsafe. It’s the lawless individuals and the coward politicians that make the streets unsafe. Maybe a criminal will think twice...
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Cowboy shares how to ‘think like a horse’ and life hacks from the ranch

Grant Golliher grew up on his family peach farm raising mules in western Colorado. There, he learned how to forge relationships with animals based on trust, not force. As a young man in the late 1970s, he left home for Wyoming, riding on a mule all the way there by himself, with just $500 in his pocket. That’s when he entered the horse business, and he’s been perfecting the craft of horse whispering ever since. “You have to give them a safe space to learn, give them the freedom to make mistakes, and help them face their fears,” says Golliher, 64,...
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Experts agree — NYC still the pizza capital of the US

New York, New York is still top of the mozzarella heap. Nine of the 50 pizzerias ranked in the 50 Top Pizza USA 2022 list are located in Manhattan and Brooklyn. That’s 18 percent of the best pizza joints in the country. “New York City has a long and rich history of pizza making that we take deep pride in, where we use great technique, high-quality products and tradition,” Andrew Rigie, executive director of the NYC Hospitality Alliance told The Post. The poll salutes the mostly Italian immigrants — including many from Naples, home of the pizza — who moved to America and brought...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Houston clinic suspending abortions amid overturning of Roe v. Wade

A Houston abortion clinic said Friday it was immediately suspending all abortion procedures in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The Houston Women’s Clinic, which said it had 10 abortions planned for Friday, hung up a sign saying “HWC is no longer able to provide abortion care” as it said its lawyers advised to immediately halt the procedures because of Texas law.
HOUSTON, TX

Gay couple sues Dorchester Towers in NYC for harassment, discrimination

A gay, biracial couple has filed a lawsuit against a swanky Manhattan highrise, charging that the building’s management engaged in discrimination, harassment and retaliation against them because of their race and sexual orientation. The $2.1 million suit alleges that former Dorchester Towers residents Anthony Dolci and Ming Infante “were systematically and aggressively discriminated against and made the subject of harassment tactics by employees of the building.”  Dolci, 53, an organizer and activist, and Infante, 58, a business analyst, have been together for 22 years. In 2016, they relocated from Hong Kong to New York, where they settled at Dorchester Towers on the...
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Best bars with games to hit in NYC now

A team of new watering holes across the five boroughs is serving more than just alcohol: They’re offering actual sporting fun. Thirsty New Yorkers can now play adults-only mini golf in Nomad, boozy cornhole in Williamsburg, “subsoccer” on a Brooklyn rooftop or bocce in Midtown — all while throwing back beers and sipping spirits.
BROOKLYN, NY

NYC’s game-themed bars promise a ‘summer of high fives and fist pumps’

Let the drinking games begin! A team of new watering holes across the five boroughs is serving more than just alcohol: They’re offering actual sporting fun. Thirsty New Yorkers can now play adults-only mini golf in Nomad, boozy cornhole in Williamsburg, “subsoccer” on a Brooklyn rooftop or bocce in Midtown — all while throwing back beers and sipping spirits. These wholesome bar activities arrive at a time when locals need them the most, said Eric Pavony, owner of cornhole haven Room N Boards. “Games, especially tactile games like cornhole, bring people together in a cheerful way, and we need that right now,” Pavony told...
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Elderly, ailing UWS couple say they’re stuck with 30-something ‘roommate from hell’

An elderly Upper West Side couple claim they’re stuck with the “roommate from hell” – an abusive, entitled 30-something real estate agent who’s using legal loopholes to avoid paying them a dime in rent the past year. Eugene Sarver, 78, who uses a wheelchair and suffers from severe Parkinson’s disease, and his wife, 74-year-old wife Nina, who has dementia, say they made the ill-fated decision two years ago to rent a room in their spacious West 97th Street apartment for $992 a month to Lawrence Lee, a licensed agent for real estate titan Douglas Elliman. Eugene Sarver alleges Lee has robbed watches, pens...
UPPER WEST SIDE, NY
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