Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Landry Fields wants to beat the Nets Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, but it has nothing to do with a New York-New Jersey rivalry.
Rather, Fields’ motivation comes from the fact that his old Stanford teammate plays for the Nets.
“Because Brook Lopez is on that team, I definitely want to get that one,” Fields said Monday after practice. “A little Stanford-Stanford [rivalry].”
He added: “We want to treat it like a playoff game.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.