• Brooklyn returns to pro sports with Nets opener

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Nov 4, 2012
    The Nets are the first major pro sports team to play in Brooklyn since the Dodgers left in 1957. Brooklyn returned to major pro sports on Saturday, welcomed back by some beloved former stars and ready to embrace the Nets the way it once did the Dodgers. In keeping with that theme of old and new, the Nets invited members of the Dodgers, the last team to call Brooklyn home, to help celebrate the return of a major sports franchise to the borough. Brooklyn's the best," Branca said. Those were the lyrics of a ...
    Source: nba.com
    • Nets' Opener in Brooklyn Has Shades of Old and New

      With a sports arena opening at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn, it was easy to wonder what might have been had a plan to build a stadium for the Dodgers across the street from where Barclays Center now stands not been scuttled 55…
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Nets run past Raptors in delayed Brooklyn debut

      Delayed by Hurricane Sandy, the Nets finally opened their season in their new arena. A crowd of celebrities and Commissioner David Stern watched them beat the Raptors 107-100.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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