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September 21, 2012

Brooklyn Nets, 2003-2012: What a long, strange trip it’s been

Meadowlands Matters [NorthJersey.com]
by John Brennan

The $1 billion Barclays Center has its grand opening today – a mere nine years after New York real estate developer Bruce Ratner invited us media types to Junior’s in Brooklyn for some cheesecake and chatter about his desire to move the Nets to Brooklyn. Ratner mischievously donned the fedora of Brooklyn basketball legend World B. Free that day, and he seemed convinced he would pull off the plan without too many headaches.

He was right about pulling off the plan – but oh, were there headaches. Here are some highs and lows I’ve taken from my coverage of this idea from Day One....


Posted by eric at September 21, 2012 2:23 PM