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On the morning of the final basketball game ever played in New Jersey, there’s a fair amount of reminiscence going around:
There’s Harvey Araton’s brilliant piece on the “never boring” New Jersey Nets, including his first story on the team (posting bail for a player), John Williamson’s favorite “charity,” and a recant of the famous “post-trade” game between the Nets and Sixers.
Filip Bondy: It’s the end of an error. Lots of good stories in this one.
Fred Kerber looks at the highest highs and the soberest sobers of New Jersey Nets history.
Dave D’Alessandro, who’s churned out historical Nets articles this past week, reminds us that the New Jersey Nets should have never existed.
Craig Wolff talks to some New Jersey Nets fans who have little interest in following the Brooklyn Nets.
Alex Raskin, writing for the Wall Street Journal, takes a trip down New Jersey’s best and worst memory lane. Hard to disagree much with these.
Herb Turetzky, official scorekeeper since the dawn of the New Jersey Nets, and Mitch Kaufman, director of video operations, reminisce on the Jersey years.
On to other topics: One Utah Jazz writer calls the Deron Williams trade brilliant… for Utah.
On a related note, D-Will promises to stick around the area until June (for his kids), after which he’ll leave for the Olympics. When — and where — he returns to is unknown.
Gerald Wallace should be a priority for the Brooklyn Nets this ofseason, thanks to his professionalism, passion, and leadership abilities.