Upon the legislature's approval of $100 million in subsidies to the project, Golden declared, according to a 4/14/06 Courier-Life article:
“It is the chance of a lifetime to have stars such as Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Richard Jefferson and all the others have their home court based in Brooklyn. I am proud to have championed these efforts for the future of Kings County,” said Golden.
Trading away the stars
Well, Kidd's gone.
So is Jefferson.
And now Carter is gone, too. This isn't Dodgerland anymore. It's not about continuity; it's about money.
(New York Sun photo of Carter and Kidd at8/23/06 press conference before the public hearing on the AY Draft Environmental Statement.)