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
While that's part of the lawsuit, more prominent are claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, with black employees claiming repeated abuse by white supervisors, preferential treatment toward Hispanic colleagues, and retaliation in response to complaints.
Two individual supervisors, for example, are charged with referring to black employees as “black motherfucker,” “dumb black bitch,” “black monkey,” “piece of shit” and “nigger.”
Two have referred to an employee blind in one eye as “cyclops,” and “the one-eyed guy,” and an employee with a nose disorder as “the nose guy.”
There's been no official response yet though arena spokesman Barry Baum told the Daily News they, but take “allegations of this kind very seriously” and have "a zero tolerance policy for…