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After decades without a professional sports team, New York City's ascendant borough is hitting the major leagues again on Friday when the Brooklyn Nets' new arena opens to the public.
The 18,000-seat arena will be officially christened Saturday night with a rap concert by Nets co-owner and native Brooklynite Jay-Z.
The opening of the Barclays Center is a symbol of Brooklyn's astonishing rise in recent years as a sought-after destination for people from all over the globe.
And it's vindication for old fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the baseball team that fled New York City in 1957 for Los Angeles.
The city is banking on Brooklynites' deep-rooted sense of borough pride to win over new Nets fans.
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The Brooklyn Nets are close to their maiden voyage in the Big Apple and are hoping a change of scenery will mean good fortune heading into the future.
The Nets will be in a new home, and will dawn a new look including new color scheme. Gone are the red, white and blue look and now the black and white color scheme will dominate all of Brooklyn.
And while the Nets won'...
Officials have formally cut the ribbon and opened the arena that will house Brooklyn's first big-league sports team in decades.
Supporters cheered as the lights were turned on in the Barclays Center arena Friday.
The arena will be home to the NBA's Nets, who moved from New Jersey.
The Nets will be the borough's first big-time sports team since the Dodgers left for...
The Brooklyn Nets will be featured in a behind-the-scenes series on both NBA TV and NBA.com.
The league's network announced Wednesday that it will spotlight the team on ''The Association'' in its inaugural season in the New York borough.
This is the fourth straight season that the ''The Association'' has followed a team. Previously, it spotlighted...
For those of you looking for the first look at the brand-new Brooklyn Nets jerseys, you have come to the right place. Check out this photo believed to be an actual picture of the jerseys:Black and White....classsy (Courtesy of The Other Paper)
Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's goal remains winning a championship, and the confident Russian expects that to happen soon. "Every team has a grand plan, and we're moving slowly, step by step, because it's easy to make a strong team, but it's very difficult to make a championship team," Prokhorov told reporters Friday after a ribbon-cutting, ceremonial...
Brooklyn Nets star Deron Williams spent some time this offseason chronicling a trip to the dentist office on Instagram. It appears that Williams is receiving some nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, to ease some pain. I don’t know if he is pretending to be scared or, like myself, hating every moment sitting in a dentist chair.
With the Nets losing out on the Dwight...
Brooklyn Nets to be Profiled on this Season’s The Association- NBA TV has announced that the Brooklyn Nets will be the profile club on this season’s The Association behind-the-scenes series on both NBA TV and NBA.com. The new season debuts October 16th at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV. The cross-platform series will include multiple shows on
It looks like the Kris Humphries is making his return to reality TV!
NBA TV will chronicle the Brooklyn Nets’ made for TV season in their new city and new arena in a series called “The Association.” According to the New York Times, the league will make the official announcement tomorrow with the first episode airing on October 16. “The Association” follows a similar format...