Found April 23, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
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The New Jersey Nets played their final game as residents of the Garden State Monday night, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87. Next season the Nets will move to a new home in Brooklyn, the Barclays Center. New Jersey’s always outspoken governor, Chris Christie, was happy to bid the Nets farewell. The governor had the following to say to the team: “My message to them is goodbye. You don’t want to stay, we don’t want you.” For the past two seasons the Nets have played in Newark at the Prudential Center Arena, where the NHL’s New Jersey Devils call home. That facility was built in 2007 and is considered one of the nicer arenas in all of sports. Christie further scoffed at the Nets choosing New York over New Jersey: “That’s one of the most beautiful arenas in America they have a chance to play in, it’s in one of the country’s most vibrant cities, and they want to leave here and go to Brooklyn? Good riddance, see you later. I think there’ll be some other NBA team who may be looki...
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