The Nets are playing, practicing and, at long last, living in Brooklyn this season. In fact, 12 of the 15 players with guaranteed contracts are bona fide residents, a stark change from last season when the team was still practicing in East Rutherford, N.J., and only one player lived in the borough.The neighborhoods include Carroll Gardens, Crown Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Windsor Terrace, and, for media magnet Jeremy Lin, what the Times called "a sleepy neighborhood that is convenient to both the practice facility and the arena."
It's an entertaining article, especially since the well-paid athletes faced Brooklyn's daunting rental prices and one ditched his second car, but it also points to some emptiness in the previous four years of Brooklyn Nets hype.
Hence these tweets...
12 of 15 players w/contract guarantees now living in borough. Fifth year of #BrooklynNets https://t.co/1MFHid3YxW— Norman Oder (@AYReport) October 11, 2016
It's a good piece @dchangnyt & yes, reasonable that only now players live in Brooklyn. But BK hype has been strong https://t.co/eChWSL5kcd pic.twitter.com/RbVXeyUJfv— Norman Oder (@AYReport) October 11, 2016