KG is so old he’s not gonna be around when this thing opens. via Facebook
Seeing as how Brooklyn is the reigning king of all things hyperlocal and only beloved if you can get there by bike, it’s shocking, shocking, that the Nets chose to keep practicing in Jersey after moving here. But not they’re taking steps to correct that, with new plans to open a giant training facility in Sunset Park’s Industry City, home or Jacques Torres chocolates and MakerBot. Who knows, maybe if they hadn’t had been tired from the back-and-forth between here and Jersey, they wouldn’t have opened the season with a loss to the Cavs. (more…)
Next on Buzzfeed: 27 Fat Cats on Strike. Photo by Flickr user Mai Le
Remember how BuzzFeed realized they were running out of listicle ideas and decided to move into the news business? Well, now they’re looking for a lot of editorial employees. It seems incredible that the company that published Game of Cats is taking on serious journalism, but, hey, someone’s got to bring order to this changing media landscape, right? Bonus: they’re hiring. Check below for some neat gigs from them, the ACLU, the Nets, and more. (more…)
In case you weren’t glued to the TV watching ESPN’s coverage of the NBA draft last night (which we get), you may have woken up to some big news: the Nets made a huge trade. They imported future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Celtics, and all it took was some spare parts. Great trade, guys! Oh wait, also three first-round draft picks. A a long-suffering Knicks fan, I can tell you this trade is bad, because I know it from experience. Welcome to your Isiah Thomas era, Nets fans! Gosh, teams just grow up to make godawful decisions so fast. (more…)
Despite their win last night, it’s been a rough few days for the Nets. The Knicks just clinched the Atlantic Division crown, Gerald Wallace is moping about being terrible and it’s looking more and more like they’ll play the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, and no one wants that assignment. Now on top of all that, Jay-Z finally got bored being their public face and talisman of cool, and is selling his stake in the team so he can go be Arliss. (more…)
It’s true: Fabolous really loves Brooklyn. via Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets want you to know that they’re in Brooklyn. They really, really want you to know just how Brooklyn they are, and so this Sunday, they’re going to prove it, not just with art, not just with fresh kicks, but with a sneaker-themed art contest judged by Brooklyn rapper Fabolous, songmaster of “You Be Killin’ Em” fame. (more…)
Now you can watch Kris Humphries get posterized while waiting for a Calexico taco
One thing about the LIBOR Barclays Center that makes it such a destination is its myriad food options. We’ve gotta say, in our life of attending professional sporting events, nowhere else came close to providing food that was actually worth the ridiculous markup that comes with it being served in a sleeve or box branded with the home team’s logo. The only problem with all those food options is that when you get up to buy them, you end up waiting in a line and missing say, the only competitive part of the basketball game, like in our recent trip to see a game against the Heat. But now you can watch the game on your phone through the Barclays Center app while you wait on line for your food. (more…)
This was almost the site of the second American Civil War
As you may have gleaned from our Twitter account (follow us!), we took a trip to Barclays earlier this week. Very space age, the food is better than at any arena we’ve ever been to. But it was troubling to see that half of the paying crowd was made up of Heat fans. That kind of thing made sense when the Nets belonged to New Jersey, but where’s your team’s home court advantage Brooklyn? Making the crowd look even less supportive of their hometown squad is this telegram shared by CBS by way of Baseball Prospectus (subscription required) in which the president was told in no uncertain terms to come celebrate the Dodgers making it to the World Series, or else. (more…)
Rivalry fuel found by the enterprising Tim Donnelly
Somebody alert Marty Markowitz! Some enterprising trickster has struck a blow for Knickerbocker supremacy with the above “Knicklyn” sticker. Not only is this an attempt to put a Knick foothold back in Kings County, but they were even able to slap it in the Barclays Center subway stop. Who are you, mysterious sticker bandit, and where else have you tagged up in an attempt to take back the borough for basketball fans with taste?