Finally, in Deron Williams and Brook Lopez' third season with each other on the Nets, they appear to be playing with the level of chemistry that other famous point guard-center duos have in the league's history, like John Stockton and Karl Malone for example
Ever since it moved from Long Island, N.Y. to New Jersey in the 1970s while still a member of the ABA, the Nets franchise was just about as invisible as possible, outside of its pair of lost NBA Finals in the early 2000s.
Playing in the worst facilities in the league at the time (Brendan Byrne Arena/Continental Airlines Arena/Izod Center), the squad from New York's ugly stepsister was mostly stuck in the cellar standings-wise, attendance-wise, fanbase-wise, and just general-interest-wise.
Sure, there were those loyal diehards here and there that made the awful schlep to the hard-to-get-to Meadowlands for much of the team's 41 home games a season and watched the rest at home on TV. But, unlike with other pro sports fr...