Turns out that, after leaving at 5:10 pm from Paramus, he and a photographer managed to make it to Brooklyn, park, and be outside the arena at 6:30 pm—"a full hour before our imaginary tipoff and, frankly, a lot sooner than we expected."
He recognized, however, several caveats:
- traffic will be a lot worse on a real game night
- parking costs will rise
- the "4,400 spaces" that the Nets say are within an “8 to 10 block radius” of the arena may be filled by others.