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Apr
25
Nets Move Up In The World With Move to Brooklyn

It wasn’t too long ago where we would have scoffed at the idea of moving to Brooklyn to enhance our social status.  Yet, Brooklyn is currently giving Manhattan a run for its money being the home to the new hispter scene.  The NBA’s New Jersey Nets are now also making the move to Brooklyn with a new arena, the Barclays Center, set to open for the 2012-13 season.

The Nets played their last game in New Jersey last night after 35 years in the Garden State.  The team was slaughtered by the Philadelphia 76ers losing 107-85 - a sign that the team definitely needs some new life. The Nets went to the NBA finals in 2002 and 2003, but generally have depicted Jersey accurately, by finishing with a losing record in 22 of 35 seasons.

It is unclear how the mainstream NBA Nets will fit into the Brooklyn scene, but part owner Jay-Z is surely committed to establishing the brand (even if he needs to perform during halftime).  Brooklyn’s pizza, brownstones, Coney Island, and Junior’s cheesesteak better watch out, because the Nets may become the new attraction on the other side of the East River.

Note: New Jersey wasn’t too sad to see their NBA team go.  Click here to hear Governor Christie’s remarks regarding the relocation.  Who doesn’t love this guy? Can I say V.P?!

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