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Knicks to Brooklyn: We are your team

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The New York Knicks have decided that it’s not enough to battle the Nets on the court — the team is now taking the fight to the streets of Brooklyn in hopes of recruiting fans of the soon-to-be-Brooklyn Nets.

A huge billboard at Flatbush and Seventh avenues urges drivers on their way towards the Barclays Center site to defect to the Manhattan-based basketball team. It reads:

“You: The republic of Brooklyn.

Us: The original ball team of the Empire State

We: Are unstoppable together.

Now: Is the time to represent.”

The signs have a clear urgency — apparently, Brooklynites needs to pledge their allegiance right now to the Knicks before the Nets arrive in town.

Some local hoops fans noticed.

“Putting a billboard up like that so close to the Barclays Center, it’s like putting a mosque near Ground Zero,” said basketball fanatic Chris Tucker of Bedford-Stuyvesant. “I’m up in arms about this.”

And imagine the metaphor Tucker would’ve come up with if he had known about a second “You/Us/We/Now” billboard — the one with Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire in DUMBO.

Of course, these massive ads are not the first volley in this war for the hearts and minds of Brooklyn sports fans.

The Nets hung a building-sized promotion featuring smiling pictures of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and minority owner Jay-Z that covered the side of a building next to Madison Square Garden.

The sign, which was unveiled during the frantic scramble to recruit LeBron James, read “The Blueprint for greatness.” (Never mind that neither Prokhorov nor Z have played pro ball — this is hearts and minds time, people!)

In the end, of course, neither team landed James, and both are likely headed for mediocre seasons this year.

Still, some Brooklynites took offense at the Knickerbockers’ aggressive sales pitch.

“We’re insulted because the Knicks are coming in here while we’re trying to get a basketball team,” said Flatbush resident Chiloupe Washington.

Knicks’ brass says that the “You/Us/We/Now” campaign is meant to reconnect the city with its stories — and as of late, historically dysfunctional — basketball team. The team did not comment beyond that, but it’s clear that more is going on than a public awareness campaign.

The Knicks are gearing up for a new marketing push to counter the looming of arrival of the Nets to Brooklyn in the 2012-2013 season, as the team spent $230,300 on advertising in the first six months of 2010, as compared to $18,200 in the same period last year, according to The New York Times.

When the Nets finally come to town, expect the borough-based basketball rivalry to reach new heights.

“It will be heated just like the Yankees and the Mets,” says Jennifer Perry of Crown Heights. “There has always been a rivalry between boroughs even without sports.”

Nets CEO Brett Yormark is already reveling in the showdown.

“I’m glad to see [the Knicks] know where Brooklyn is,” Yormark said. “Clearly, they know what’s coming.”

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In the Slope from Park Slope says:
NO ONE from Brooklyn (unless your from NJ) has EVER gave a damn about the loser NJ Nets.... or EVER will, it's just that simple!! Russian or no Russian!!
Nov. 15, 2010, 11:04 am
JudahSpechal from Bed-Stuy says:
In the Slope, maybe you speak for the Slope but you certainly do not speak for the 2.3 million people in BK. More than likely you are a DDDB operative. But I'm certain you are not Mr. D Goldstein. From what I heard he's still counting his just paid-off, hard earn (silence dough) hush money.
Nov. 15, 2010, 11:49 am
In the Slope from Park Slope says:
JudahSpechal: I'm NOT from DDDB or care about AY/Ratner Arena issues per se; it’s being built isn’t it.... What is bull is; somehow the NBA lets one of the worst teams in the NBA history to move to Brooklyn when the NBA needs to de-franchise 2~4 teams to become profitable... so how many NJ Nets games have you attended? When did the NJ Nets become Brooklyn's team? What, just because a losing team moves to Brooklyn, you say 2.3 million residents of Brooklyn will support the NJ Nets by buying tickets? So then why do the NJ Nets still have the worst attendance in the NBA? The NJ Nets can’t give the tickets away!!! If 2.3 million Brooklyn residents, that you say you speak for, support the NJ Nets, then all it takes is; less than 1% of Brooklyn residents to attend sell out every game…. So the 2.3 million Brooklyn residents ARE NOT supporting the NJ Nets….. And if you say Brooklyn will support the NJ Nets when the NJ Nets move to Brooklyn then why aren’t the season tickets sold out in anticipation of the losing NJ Nets moving to Brooklyn when they’re soooooo cheap?
Nov. 15, 2010, 12:21 pm
Improved Prospect from Prospect Heights says:
Instead of getting drawn into the false game of Knicks Vs. Nets, let's hope Brooklynites are smart enough to demand that our tax dollars are spent for the public benefit, not for the benefit of private corporations.

So much special favoritism has helped Forest City Ratner put in place Barclays Arena for the Nets, and so much public money has been used to prop up their project, that it is going to be pretty hard to say the people of Brooklyn haven't subsidized the PR campaign that is about to be unleashed on them.
Nov. 15, 2010, 12:27 pm
lechacal from park slope says:
Anyone interested in a side bet on how long it will take for someone to write "back room deals" on this thread?

It's like Brooklyn's own Godwin's law. As a discussion of Atlantic Yards proceeds on a Brooklyn blog, the probability of someone saying "back room deals" approaches one.
Nov. 15, 2010, 1:25 pm
Peter from Clinton Hill says:
I love the Knicks (however painful that may be) but I still wouldn't want MSG in my backyard. Go Knicks! Boo Nets!
Nov. 15, 2010, 1:45 pm
Mikhail Prokhorov supporter from Barclay's Center says:
I don't know why everyone is completely going crazy over this! When the Cyclones came to Brooklyn (10 years ago) everyone was in awe at the idea. What's the problem with a basketball team? Heck I've even heard the rumors that the NY Islanders are thinking of moving to Brooklyn too! Which they should, due to the horrible situation they have in their own arena. An that's coming from a loyal Rangers fan. Plus, I think the Knicks marketing strategy in BK, is phenomenal. Their getting to the residents of Brooklyn before the initial setup in 2012. Which shows that the Knicks do care about their BK fan base. But, even though their worrying about the BK fan base, they should worry more about putting together a team that can actually dominate the league like the Knicks of old. One thing you should realize is that arguing with one another about the ludicrous statements regarding the team in Brooklyn over and over again is just wasting your time. Why don't you just understand that this is going to happen if you guys like it or not. Also, don't go an criticize a team like Jersey just because some BK people can't go and see a Nets game. That's like saying why did the Lakers move to LA when no LA fan ever saw a Minneapolis Lakers game. Just be happy Brooklyn's back on the map. Cause you know, your kid is going to pick the Nets over the Knicks in their EA 2012 game because they get to hear BROOKLYN,NY instead of just plain NY. Plus, as a resident of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn for 25 years, I have no problem with the idea. Also, I bet that Mikhail will do more for BK, then any of the big wigs like Ratner in the Garden every did for the city. We should work with their Community Relations department, to make sure that they truly support the borough of Brooklyn. Lighten up, it's 2 years away.
Nov. 15, 2010, 2:33 pm
Shawn from Sunset Park says:
Brooklyn all the way!!! Let's go Nets" or whatever they will be called.
Nov. 15, 2010, 2:36 pm
In the Slope from Park Slope says:
lechacal: This thread is NOT about AY.... it's about a crappy New Jersey basketball team & how the 2.3 million residents of Brooklyn will NEVER support them!!! AY opponents didn't start posting AY rants here.... Who cares about the AY arena? only you & JudahSpechal brought it up.... because one day it will be a open community centre and the New Jersey Nets will be a footnote in NBA history....
Nov. 15, 2010, 2:40 pm
Sal from Bensonhurst says:
Well we have a crappy N.J. Basketball team "AND" a crappy NYC Basketball team... hmmmmmm. Now which one should I root for when one of them comes the BROOKLYN? HMMMMMMM
Nov. 15, 2010, 2:50 pm
In the Slope from Park Slope says:
Mikhail Prokhorov supporter from Barclay's Center:

Well put since you must be from the NJ Nets PR dept.....

The Cyclones are an inexpensive entertainment farm team..... vs. hundreds of dollars to attend a NYY/Mets game...

I know it is going to happen but Brooklyn residents will NEVER support them, plain & simple!!

The NBA is kissing Mikhail a$$ to get the NBA into the Russian market, Mr. Stern has stated many, many times...

Gee, like it’s so hard to go to a Nets game now that they’re moving to Brooklyn…. Minn vs. CA, have you purchased those coveted ‘NJ Nets season tickets”? nope…. Why not? They’re giving them away….
Nov. 15, 2010, 2:52 pm
Improved Prospect from Prospect Heights says:
To Mikhail Prokhorov supporter from Barclay's Center:

Is it very likely Barclays Center will be built? Sure. Is it very likely Mihail Prokhorov will be great for Brooklyn? More likely the other way around: http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2010/10/from-matt-tiabbis-is-american-sports.html

Just because I don't want to see my tax dollars go to support the unethical and greedy billionaires who own sports teams, doesn't mean I don't love sports or Brooklyn.

And by the way, when you say we should work with the community relations department to make sure they truly support the borough of Brooklyn, why is it no one thinks that support will happen naturally? Maybe it is because nearly every step in the process for Barclays Center and Atlantic Yards has been self-serving on the part of those pushing the project forward. I'm sure the Nets will be photographed all over the place, (including in this newspaper), doing good in Brooklyn -- only the taxpayers and the community near the project will be the ones paying the bills, not Prokhorov and not Ratner.
Nov. 15, 2010, 3:12 pm
Brooklyn Knights Basketball from Greenpoint says:
You Us We Not
Nov. 15, 2010, 3:12 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Most of Brooklyn will still root for the Knicks even after the Nets come there. Believe it or not, most fans are loyal and will not convert no matter what. In other words, they will not become fans of the Nets just because they move there and place the Brooklyn name on their jerseys. Keep in mind that the Knicks have been around longer and go all the way back to when the NBA first started in 1946, while the Nets only came in 1967, but spent their first 9 seasons in the ABA before being an NBA franchise. Honestly, the Nets went under the radar in their ABA years, and unless this was out on Long Island, nobody had clue when you would say, "How about them Nets?" At least when they moved to New Jersey in 1978, they started to have a fan base. If Brooklyn really does have a large number of Nets fans, then where they when they made the back to back NBA Finals appearences in both 2002 and 2003? My guess is that they were either microscopic or non-existant. Then again, it's not like they rooted for the Devils when they won a Stanley Cup recently. For the record, I am a Nets fan myself, and I know that real fans never drop their team despite how many losing seasons they have. If that was the case, I would be rooting for the Yankees rather than the Mets.
Nov. 15, 2010, 4:03 pm
Dave from Clinton Hill says:
C'mon, acting like there's some existing loyalty to the NJ Nets in BK is a total joke!!
Nov. 15, 2010, 4:18 pm
teN emocnI from Newark says:
The Nets should stay in Newark, NYC will never adopt them as their own.
Even though the Knicks stink.
Nov. 15, 2010, 4:23 pm
Brooklyn Knights Basketball from Greenpoint says:
Rename the Nets the Brooklyn Knights. Rebrand 'em baby! give them a bad a** logo.
Nov. 15, 2010, 4:31 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
To answer to that Proky supporter, it's apples and oranges to compare to the Cyclones to the Nets. If you are going to use sports facilities, then remember that the one for the Cyclones was not built over people's home, but rather an empty lot by the amusement parks compared to what's going on for the Nets. Since I am on the subject of baseball, it's apples and oranges alone for the MLB to the NBA. Until 1997, no team of the NL played a team of the AL durring the regular season, but even with that changed, they still don't play all the teams. The Mets-Yankees rivalry is very different from the Knicks-Nets rivalry, because the Knicks always faced the Nets the moment they came to the NBA since leaving the ABA in 1976, while the Mets didn't even face the Yankees until 1998, and that was 36 years after the Mets first came to MLB. Every now and then some try to say that the Nets move to Brooklyn will be just like the Mets when they came to Queens when they are forgetting that both the NBA and MLB are structured very differently from each other. The rivalry between the Mets and Yankees was sort of like something out of a Mark Twain novel about saying, "Neer the twins shall meet" in that despite being rivals, they almost never faced each other until recently. I apologize for mentioning baseball here, but it was just to get that off my chest especially about the person who mentioned the Cyclones. On a side note, the Mets didn't face the Yankees in the mid 1970's either, the Yankees just shared games at the now demolished Shea Stadium when the original, now demolished Yankee Stadium was undergoing rennovations at the time.
Nov. 15, 2010, 5:05 pm
common sense from bay ridge says:
Put up a baseball stadium downtown too, and bring back the Dodgers, since they are available for the right $$$.
Nov. 15, 2010, 5:11 pm
Mikhail Prokhorov supporter from Barclays Center says:
I highly doubt anyone here will not watch a Nets game.

Also, you guys have to face it that people were PAID, to leave their homes.

It's not like they just kicked them aside and said Your Homeless!

Also, stop the bickering. Half the complaints here are regarding the taxing of the stadium. Which will not happen. Why? Were NOT GREEN BAY! Were too big of a city to have a taxed bill regarding a team/stadium. If you don't believe me, flip back a couple of years to when the Citi Field/New Yankee Stadium fiasco was going on; remember how the mayor wanted to tax us? Did it happen? No. Why? Cause unlike small town America (i.e. Green Bay), we speak our minds. So dust your shoulder's off and stop with the taxes.

In regards to the comment about the Cyclones and baseball, I completely understand. But you must admit, if the lot was not empty wouldn't the Cyclones (or whatever name they would have decided on), been transported to another part of the borough; just to have baseball back in Brooklyn? Of course!

This is a CWS case: Coulda Woulda Shoulda. It's like were kids all over again complaining about what action figure is better. Like I said before, were going to go at this for the next two years. Until the first night of NETS Basketball. An I wouldn't be more surprised that if BP (Brooklyn Paper), covered NETS games just as much as they cover summer Cyclones games.

Oh and if my knowledge is correct...wouldn't the area that this stadium is currently located and being built at, be the same area that the Brooklyn Dodgers new stadium have been built upon? Which would have been OK if it was baseball but not for something that could possibly be used for Basketball, Boxing, the possibility of WWE Wrestling events (which you know will sell out due to the sold out crowds at the Garden), the future site of a UFC PPV (if that should occur), constant concerts and dare I say...a little child's dream to play at in the future?

This is two year's down the road guys. Let's just move on till then.

If you want to complain about a heavy topic: Let's talk about Ray Nash and the whole money situation at Bishop Ford H.S. He stole 50,000 from donations that Alumni SENT for High School use, for his son's home in Cooperstown, NY. That's a headline I would love to see here on BP.com
Nov. 15, 2010, 5:46 pm
Improved Prospect from Prospect Heights says:
Prokhorov supporter:

This isn't Coulda Woulda Shoulda. The reason our taxes are at issue is because we taxpayers have already paid over $300 million dollars in direct subsidies and a lot more in indirect subsidies. And you can bet there is more to come. So can I ask you a question: Do you support another cent of public subsidy going to the Barclays Center or the Atlantic Yards project? If so, under what conditions?

If we throw more public subsidies their way, and then they use money to finance charitable causes in Brooklyn, exactly whose charity is it anyway?

And by the way, many of the people who made way for the project, especially the commercial businesses, were squeezed by the developer. Guess who made a major contribution to the land acquisitions that were then handed to the developer with very loose conditions: We did, thanks to Mayor Bloomberg and the city of New York.
Nov. 15, 2010, 6:22 pm
Prokhorov supporter from Barclays Center says:
Yes, I do support the Barclays Center. I support it due to the fact that jobs will help people in the present. You know how hard it is to find a JOB? Plus if you want to talk about public subsidies, explain to me why no one has mentioned the other boroughs in this topic? Yes it's Brooklyn, but not one borough will ONLY be getting taxed. Also what about other funding. I doubt people are getting "Squeezed," into this being that people like De La Hoya and Jay-Z have made it public that they support the center. An you completely missed took the Coulda Woulda Shoulda. I wasn't even referring to the taxes with it. I was referring to the overall judgment of the Atlantic Yards. An how they Could of picked another area, should have decided on building it in another part of BK and would made less problems if that area of BK was not completely inhabited by residents. Also if you don't mind me saying, this is just a plan that went back to as I said before, the Dodgers New Brooklyn Stadium. That's the reason why they chose it. It's the center of all transportation in BK.
Nov. 15, 2010, 7:10 pm
Stacey from Downtown says:
Both teams suck. Enough said.
Nov. 15, 2010, 7:56 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Prokhorov supporter, despite that area having the transit, it's still an area for heavy traffic. That was the reason why Robert Moses didn't want a stadium there in the first place. I don't see why there has to be one there now, though this is an arena. Don't give me that it will give jobs bit either. As a person who has been to the hearings and been following a lot of this first hand, I can tell you that many of Ratner's so-called promises are actually nothing but lies. Most of the jobs would be nothing but temporary construction jobs, and it won't be 15,000, it wil just be 1,500 over the course of 10 years. The affordable housing component was never something promises or needed, and it will be very likely that he wouldn't even include it until the very end, assuming he gets there. Either way, the affordable housing part won't be affordable to the classic definition of it, instead it will be for the middle to high income instead. As a matter of fact, the two lowest income brackets won't even be part of it and that was found by crunching his own numbers. The remaining jobs will most likely just be those who are working at Nets games right now being relocated, which is not giving jobs to locals. Keep in mind that Ratner made similar promises to locals when building Metro Tech Center and lied there as well. Just because some celebrities support it, doesn't mean that they are right about it. That's like saying if you would smoke pot if a someone famous did. BTW, it's the entire state of NY that is paying for this, not just the city, and I am outraged to see my tax dollars going to make a rich man richer rather than helping the public. I take it that you are one of those who believes that the end justifies the means in which you don't care what it takes just as long as it happens even if it includes the most heinous of crimes be it the abuse of eminent domain and corporate welfare, or in some cases murder.
Nov. 15, 2010, 10 pm
Prokhorov Supporter from Barclays Center says:
Now that you have mention the word murder in association towards my "beliefs," I'll just stop right here rather than go on. Murder is no subject to have been placed within this conversation. I'll just stop posting.
Nov. 15, 2010, 11:26 pm
John from Kensington says:
I can't wait for the Nets to come to Brooklyn! I've never been a big NBA guy but once Brooklyn gets its own team I plan to support them, just like I support the Cylcones. My sons and I will absolutely be at a couple Nets games a year and watch on TV.

The snobs and NIMBYs in Park Slope and elsewhere can go on being negative and crying over spilt milk, but they can't ruin it for sports fans. All of their whining will be forgotten in a couple of years....and we'll have a shiny new arena to watch Brooklyn's team!
Nov. 16, 2010, 8:46 am
In the Slope from Park Slope says:
John from Kensington:

Most of these posts have been from sports fans, ONLY you and the AY Arena SUPPORTERS/NJ Nets PR dept have posted anything about the arena; sports fans that posted here don't give a crap about the arena, arena or not you'll have a losing/crappy NJ Nets team!!

1) You & your kids will be the ONLY ones in the "shiny new arena" to watch the LOSING NJ Nets!! It will never be Brooklyn’s team…..

2) The only ones that will be crying are the ones that will attend a game in a EMPTY arena a "couple times a year" with a LOSING NY Nets team and just like their fans in NJ, anyone that goes to the ‘give-a-way/free’ ticket’ promotions you’ll stop going, because you’d rather go to the dentist to get a root canal instead…. Hey maybe the NJ Nets can increase attendance by giving away FREE vodka!!

3) They'll NEVER be on TV because the team will NEVER sell out and it just goes to show the lack of support that you have by wanting to watch on TV so you can change the channel ALL the time. Bet you will not ever purchase on PPV either.

4) I agree with your comparison; both are sub-professional sports teams, but at least you KNOW that the Cyclones are a farm team that is very entertaining, how many times do the BROOKLYN Cyclones sell out? How entertaining will it be to watch the losing NJ Nets OVER and OVER again!! What players are they going to get that will make this a real team? Oh wait’ maybe they can get some Russian players…. Or maybe Prokhorov will suit-up…. Now I’ll pay once to see that!!
Nov. 16, 2010, 10:13 am
common sense from bay ridge says:
@Intheslope: The Nyets will be on TV, sell out or not. Blackouts only happen for NFL teams.

Also, typing predictions that you cant possibly know in ALL CAPS does not make them any less foolish.

In the beginning there will be buzz, and sellouts. If the Nyets are winning the crowds will show up. If they lose, the place will be empty. Just like every other team.
Nov. 16, 2010, 10:51 am
common sense from bay ridge says:
#TalB: Moses wasn't opposed to having a stadium in that area. However, he was not going to give O'Malley the land to build the stadium by using eminent domain. Even Moses thought that was going too far. O'Malley could have bought the land and built the stadium anytime he chose to.
Nov. 16, 2010, 11:03 am
Brooklyn Knights Basketball from Greenpoint says:
Hoops fans will come out and support the team, even a bad team. It may take some time, but it will happen. Renaming the team will also help. Bring on the Brooklyn Knights!
Nov. 16, 2010, 11:09 am
Frankie from Brooklyn Knights in 2012 says:
I like the sound of that name. I can't wait for the 2012 season to start! I've watched the Nets the last few years and must admit, I know there bad but so were the Cavs before LeBron. But still a big name doesn't always win games (i.e. The Knicks). I really think the owner should change the name; the Knights will go over well with the people of Brooklyn. It's similar to the Mets name, since it's short for Metropolitans. It also gets rid of any "Jersey," affiliation. If I have to go through some losing seasons "BIG Deal." I watched the Rangers my whole life and had to go through a 54 year Stanley cup drought. I'd be happy if they had a winning season in 2012. I'm not worried about Rings or Playoff appearances.
Nov. 16, 2010, 12:25 pm
Al from Park Slope says:
I think everyone is missing the greater point of the discussion. To me, its not really about the nets, they are just a piece of the arena. Think of all the different events M.S.G. holds. Its so much more than the Nets and hopefully the Islanders as well. It will hold High school and college basketball games, concerts of all sorts, the circus, disney on ice, national political conventions...and so many more events.

Its an arena for everyone depending on their interests. The point is, once we have the arena, we have the ability to hold any major event that arenas are built for, which is why Im glad that we will have one because you cant host any event built for an arena if you dont have one!!!
Nov. 17, 2010, 3:07 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Common sense, O'Malley didn't want to pay for a new stadium for the Dodgers, he wanted public subisidies for it. Moses only agreed to giving them to him if he agreed to place the new stadium where he wanted, which is where the Mets currently are rather than on the Vanderbuilt Yards. He was known for saying that there would be a wall of traffic there, which described that the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues would be even worse as it's already bad right now. There is no evidence that he ever wanted a stadium in that area. Just to let you know, O'Malley wasn't going to build it on the rail yards itself, he was actually going to have it where Ratner now his Atlantic Center Mall, which so many keep getting wrong.
Nov. 17, 2010, 4:39 pm
@Netsbrooklyn from Brooklyn says:
cant wait for this team to come to BK.. im lovin the direction this team is takin.. ive been a knicks fan for too long n they let me down wit every promise.. brooklyn knights is growin on me n this is no PR.. check out my twitter
Nov. 18, 2010, 10:06 pm
In the Slope from Park Slope says:
The NJ NETS knows that Brooklyn residents do NOT today & will not ever support the NJ NETS, how do we know that?

Because the NJ Nets are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars (maybe a million or two) on BerlinRosen a “professional coalition-builder to move the clients agenda up from the grassroots,” if the NJ Nets really had Brooklyn’s residents support then they wouldn’t need BerlinRosen!!

Again “fans/NJ Nets PR Dept” that post that the arena will be successful because High school and college basketball games, concerts of all sorts, the circus, Disney on ice, national political conventions and other ‘silly’ NON sports events will be played there; are proof that no one cares about the NJ Nets….
Nov. 19, 2010, 8:34 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
In the Slope, there won't be any high school sports there as Marty Markowitz promised in many of his speaches. As a matter of fact, it will mostly be corporate events that will be there as that is the case for just about every other NBA arena. Even if the Nets are on a big road trip, it will most likely not be allowed for local schools do use it as if they are allowed to use MSG when the Knicks aren't there. This was nothing but a fairy tale from the start and another one of the lies from the supporters as so many were supposed to believe in to support it.
Nov. 19, 2010, 3:38 pm
Dana from Midwood says:
Time to represent, Knicks?

Really now, you want to go that way, Knicks?

You think Brooklyn is going to flip for you just because you want it that way?

FYI, Knicks. Brooklyn doesn't flip. Brooklyn isn't easy.

Brooklyn is hard. Brooklyn is steady. Brooklyn keeps the faith.

Our Brooklyn Nets are the team for the people of Brooklyn. We are over 4,000,000 strong and hearty.

Go back to kissing on your corporate fans, Knicks, because you don't know zip about Brooklyn.
Jan. 25, 2011, 3:17 pm

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