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March 25, 2012

Will Brooklynites embrace the Nets? Will the bitter history be forgotten?

Atlantic Yards Report

Brooklyn Based, in Nets Gain—and Losses, as this question:

Next year has the potential to be a long season, which could add to the frustration Brooklynites are already likely to feel amid all the talk of eminent domain, traffic jams and affordable housing bait-and-switch that already surrounds the Barclays Center, the Nets’ arena.

So what does it mean to Brooklyn basketball fans if, in fact, our new home team sucks?

The answer? Some still support the Knicks. Others have jumped on the wagon.

One calls Mikhail Prokhorov "the Russian Mark Cuban, so he’s going to want to win at all costs,” which doesn't take account of Prokhorov's strikeouts so far on big-time stars like LeBron James and Dwight Howard.

The writer, Van Sias, agreed with the need for patience regarding the team and project:

Or, as my wife, Nancy Gannon, the great philosopher puts it: “Best-case scenario, they’re awesome and just eff up my parking. Worse-case scenario, they suck and they eff up my taxes and my parking.”

My comment:

How does the difference between the Nets being "awesome" or "sucking" affect whether they "eff up my taxes" (or, to be more precise, "somewhat eff up the city budget because the arena causes a loss, according to the Independent Budget Office)?

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Posted by steve at March 25, 2012 11:35 PM