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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

When he was 13, Jarrett Allen said his coaches would always asked him if he was going to try to block LeBron James' shot when he made it to the NBA. He proved that he had no problem doing that on Tuesday. Allen was the ninth player to block a LeBron dunk in 1850 career dunk attempts when he swatted James in the first quarter of the Nets' win.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Atkinson said Jarrett Allen, like all great shot-blockers, isn't afraid to get dunked on and he credits Allen for getting the crowd energized with his strong clock on a LeBron James dunk in the first quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

D'Angelo Rusell has 22 points and 13 assists against his former team to lift the Nets to an upset win over the Lakers. Brooklyn has won six in a row, something they haven't done since 2015. Joe Harris added 19 points and Jared Dudley had 13, including several big shots late in the game. LeBron James had 36 and 13 rebounds.

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My favorite NBA headline this week is that the Lakers would be open to trading Ingram for a star.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong night so far for Nets guard D'Angelo Russell, who has 19 points and 11 assists against his old team. Russell has missed 11 of 19 shots but is playing with good pace and has helped Brooklyn take a 7-point leading heading into the fourth quarter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

There are plenty of Lakers fans here in Brooklyn on Tuesday. You can hear ‘MVP' chants for LeBron James late in the third quarter while James is on the free-throw line.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge ovation for Brooklyn native Lance Stephenson, who checks in with 3:45 to go in the first quarter of Lakers-Nets.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets are high on second-year center big man Jarrett Allen, and he showed you why in the first quarter against Los Angeles when he blocked a LeBron James dunk attempt.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyson Chandler on ex-Knick teammate Carmelo Anthony: "I hate for him to end his career this way. I'm pretty sure this is not on his terms. A guy like that, all he's done for the game, you just hope he gets the opportunity to finish it the right way."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyson Chandler says he thinks the Knicks have a good chance to land a top free agent this summer. The ex-Knick believes the perception of the team has changed. “For sure. Definitely changed. You have some good guys over there. And that always helps. Knicks went through a tough time. The Phil Jackson era was a tough time. Before that was a tough time. And when me, Amar'e and Melo was there it was a fun time. They just got to get back. It takes one little piece to switch things up.” He believes ownership factors in to free agents' decisions and doesn't see Knicks owner James Dolan negatively impacting free agency. “Dolan doesn't have any problem spending money to help his organization and help his players get in good situations.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyson Chandler, probably the last top free agent to sign with the Knicks, was asking what he thought the Knicks have done to put themselves in position to land a top player this summer. “I think you've got a good coach with a good personality (and) demeanor and then you've got a superstar player in Porzingis who I think a lot of players would love to play with. Before he got hurt, especially at the beginning of the season, he was having an MVP-type season. And again I think you've really got to go after one of those free agents and if you land it, again, it could just be a matter of time.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Knick Tyson Chandler was asked on Tuesday for his thoughts on the Knicks: “It's hard to judge because their best player is out in (Kristaps) Porzingis but I like the direction they're going in. I like (head coach David) Fizdale. I like what he's doing and I honestly think it's a matter of time. I also think they have a chance to land a big-time free agent to pair with Porzingis and after that I think it can happen real quick.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few New York reporters spoke to Tyson Chandler before Lakers-Nets and he is bullish on the Knicks' chances to land a free agent this summer.