Our friends at Brooklyn Based (a great source for stuff to do and things to eat in Brooklyn) interviewed Toko Shenegalia, who, as they note, is the closest thing the Brooklyn Nets have to someone actual living in Brooklyn. His cousins live in Bensonhurst.

When Steven Weinberg asked Toko where in Brooklyn he would take his girlfriend for dinner he says Nobu -- which, yes, is in Manhattan. He describes the spectacularly good and expensive and acclaimed restaurant as "a pretty good place."

If the Brooklyn Nets are going to insist on not living in Brooklyn, could they at least eat here?

Other interesting bit in the brief interview:

How are home games in Brooklyn different from games you’ve played in other places?
In Europe it’s big difference I would say. For instance some of the team fans just stand the whole game and sing and dance, and it doesn’t stop. They would be throwing coins and everything on the court. So, pretty much crazy, crazier fans than we have here.

Brooklyn fans are less crazy than Europeans? Are we going to take that?

 

Video below of Billy King talking about his players and the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Also, Nets players were throwing around a football at practice today. Watch around 1:20 to see Toko get affected.