But a team rep is positive, as are a couple of fans:
Other would-be Brooklyn Nets fans were disappointed by the record-breaking loss but held out hope the fortunes of the team will turn around.Neither of those two seeming civilians are new to the Atlantic Yards dispute.
Kelly Burwell, 40, of Crown Heights, said the losing streak was "heartbreaking," but added, "It's all going to change ...Everyone will want to play for the Brooklyn Nets."
That's what the Nets are banking on, too. "We're going to have an exciting and winning team in Brooklyn," said spokesman Barry Baum, adding the team would look to pick up key free agents over the summer and benefit from several first-round draft picks in the next few years.
"We'll probably get LeBron James, we'll probably get all the good players," said Greg (Jocko) Jackson, a former Knick and now director of the Brownsville Recreation Center.
"When (the team) gets to Brooklyn it's going to be 18 and 0."
Burwell was quoted in an October 2006 New York Times article as one of those welcoming the team. And Jackson was quoted in a May 2006 Daily News ITeam blog as one of those receiving program support from the Nets.