The Nets were well ahead of the Knicks in the standings and wound up ahead again on the scoreboard, 92-88, moving to 3-0 against their rivals this season.
But that’s the only place Brooklyn is well ahead. As the Nets vie for the eighth playoff seed and the Knicks scrape the NBA’s bottom, current appearances are deceiving.
As shaky as it may be, banking on cap space, a 30-year-old, injury-prone Carmelo Anthony and an aging Jose Calderon, the Knicks still have a brighter future than the residents of Barclays Center.
...Despite a revitalizing borough with a reliable Atlantic Terminal transportation hub nearby, the basketball team could be going to pot after this season along with its billionaire owner...
The Nets? The best you can say is the club is expected to practice in Brooklyn next season and not in their depressing old corporate-park Jersey digs
This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.