The Brooklyn Game aspires to be the Brooklyn site for the Brooklyn team. Founded in October 2012, The Brooklyn Game provides comprehensive Brooklyn Nets news, analysis, interviews, and community, as well coverage of the cultural impact of the Nets on Brooklyn (and vice versa). The site incorporates the archives and key staff of the NetsAreScorching.com, a popular site that covered the New Jersey Nets.

Managing Editor: Devin Kharpertian (Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy) was born in New Jersey and has been a Nets fan ever since he inexplicably chose a 7-game ticket package without Michael Jordan’s Bulls in 1996. Devin joined Nets Are Scorching (an ESPN TrueHoop Blog) in May 2010 and ran the site until it evolved into The Brooklyn Game. He will debate the merits of regional pizza styles, chicken wings, and the positional revolution with anyone. E-mail Devin at devin@thebrooklyngame.com.

Regular Contributors:

Chris Hooker has been a contributing writer for The Brooklyn Game/Nets Are Scorching since 2011 and a Nets fan for as long as he’s liked basketball. He currently lives in Ithaca, N.Y. where he works as the sports editor for The Ithaca Times and Finger Lakes Community Newspapers. When he was 16, he accidentally put a hex on Nenad Krstić by buying his jersey two weeks before he tore his ACL.

Justin DeFeo specializes in the on-court product. His work can be seen across the interwebs. He also coaches Divison III women’s basketball, and is constantly trying to get his team to watch clips from the Kidd-era Nets to learn how to properly run a fast break. So far he’s been unsuccessful.

Andrew Gnerre was born a New Jersey Nets fan and thought he was going to die as such during the 12-70 campaign. He is the founder of NBA website NoRegard.net. His seats at the Barclays Center are in Section 206, so stop by if you ever want to hear a grown man get worked up over Lucious Harris’ underpraised worth.

Ben Nadeau became a Nets fan in the early 2000’s because he loved Jason Kidd, hated Paul Pierce, and would rather die than support a professional sports team that played in New York. Oops. Ben lives in Boston after graduating from Emerson College in the Spring of 2014 and although he has no idea what he’s going to do with his life, he’ll vehemently defend Kris Humphries to the death.

David Borghard is one of four people worldwide to own and wear a Johan Petro Nets jersey, Petro included. He currently is an undergrad at the University of Michigan, where he is receiving a degree in Communication Studies. Unlike most people, David isn’t afraid to watch Travis Outlaw highlights.

Other contributors: William Rausch


Raya Lim is an engineer by trade, but enjoys both finding and creating great images, basketball or otherwise. Her (New Jersey) Nets fandom started when a friend got some free tickets to the playoffs long ago. After taking a hiatus from following basketball, the love was rekindled after she was gifted (Brooklyn) Nets tickets for her birthday. Raya also enjoys free things.

Other photography contributors: Nicole Sweet

Video Coordinator: Cody Hart

Research Assistant:

Dan Soriano has lived in New Jersey and been a Nets fan for his entire life. He currently lives in Ridgewood, NJ and is an Economics and Mathematics major at Emory University.

Business Staff Fellow: Adam Mousa

The Brooklyn Game is published by Brooklyn Daily Bridge LLC, a new digital media company created by web entrepreneur Steven Waldman (Prospect Lefferts Gardens). E-Mail Steven at steven@thebrooklyngame.com.

Designed by Michael Grossman, a creative director and editorial consultant (Ft. Greene). Technology managed by WPSitecare. Originally built by Intellysis.

Advisory Board and Partners: Larry Hackett (Brooklyn Heights), Peggy Northrop (Ft. Greene)  David Goldberg (Park Slope), Michael Grossman  (Ft. Greene), Darwin Abella,  and Jason Rodriguez