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February 21, 2007

Kidd, Carter, and the flexibility of the AY permanent campaign

Atlantic Yards Report

New Jersey Nets stars Jason Kidd and Vince Carter have been front and center in promotional efforts to support the Atlantic Yards project. At the press event held before the 8/23/06 public hearing on the project, both stars appeared, and Carter offered this bromide: “I feel it’s all about unity in the community.”

Both also appeared on the dais for the Barclays Center naming rights extravaganza held a month ago, on 1/18/07.

Now, however, the value of Kidd and Carter as props may be outweighed by the cost of losing Carter without a trade and the cost of bad publicity surrounding Kidd. (On Saturday, news that, in her divorce filing, Kidd's wife Joumana had accused him of serial adultery and further physical attacks made the front page of both the Daily News and the Post.)

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Posted by lumi at February 21, 2007 8:41 PM