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Hey New York, Show Some Love for the Brooklyn Nets

April 25, 2015 1:28 AM
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Hey New York, Show Some Love for the Brooklyn Nets

It isn’t yet a citywide epidemic, but I think you should consider it. Brooklyn’s basketball outfit remains alive, and could probably use some more local love. The Nets squeaked into the NBA playoffs (barely!), and, after two (competitive-ish) losses in Atlanta, there’s general agreement they will be short-timers, that Brooklyn basically didn’t deserve this postseason (they finished the regular season 38-44) and the conference-champion Hawks will soon finish them off with their talons.

If you want to be really cranky about it, there are NBA fans who think the Nets’s presence in the postseason is a good example of why the league’s goofy playoff format should be realigned—the argument being, why should a humdrum Nets team (which finished eighth in the Eastern Conference but would ha...

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