The final basket in New Jersey Nets history: a 20-foot jumper by Johan Petro. The final shot attempt ever in New Jersey: a 20-foot brick by Johan Petro. Petro says he wasn’t even thinking about the “whole history” behind it. Sure.
Two things: 1) Do not expect the leaked Brooklyn Nets logo to be the only Brooklyn Nets logo, and 2) do not expect Sly the Fox to join them in Brooklyn.
(Bonus story: As a young’n at a Nets game, Sly ran up to my upper-level section, and as I held my hands outstretched, excited to high-five the mascot I adored, Sly used my cranium as a stepping stone, thrusting his palm down on my skull to propel himself two rows above me. I never forgave Sly for that. I take his imminent demise as the team taking proper retribution.)
Overheard on the radio this morning: of the 2,000 jobs created by the Barclays Center, a projected 1,900 of them are expected to be part-time. The arena’s also expected to look in the neighborhood for workers, particularly in public housing projects.
Speaking of losing, the Charlotte Bobcats ended the season with a 7-59 record, ranking by percentage as the worst season in NBA. Having seen the Bobcats on a few occasions, I can say with certainty that the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets would have smoked them.