Around the Nets Monday: where Todd MacCulloch hosts an International Pinball Tournament

Around the Nets Monday: where Todd MacCulloch hosts an International Pinball Tournament
  • Not Brooklyn Nets-related at all (save that Chuck Daly coached and a minor Drazen Petrovic reference near the end), but required NBA reading: A wonderful oral history written roundtable-style of the 1992 Dream Team by Lang Whitaker.

  • Clergy residents near the Atlantic Yards Project held a rally yesterday protesting the project and its lack of fulfilled promises. Says the protesters: “We need jobs that can sustain families and not jobs selling hot dogs… I know my people are excited that the Brooklyn Nets are coming, but we are not going to get caught up in the hype.” Says Forest City Ratner reps: “There’s a certain irony that people who were opposed to the project, and worked hard to stall the project, now criticize it for not delivering fast enough the benefits.”

  • Tomas Satoransky impresses at adidas Eurocamp. Here’s three additional minutes of footage from Evan Fournier’s private workout.

  • Yes, it’s a few days old, but it’s a memorable quote in an otherwise puffy piece from Deron Williams: “It’s normal. It happens every day with reporters nowadays. All you have to do is put “sources said” in front of it and it’s true. So when somebody comes and says something about me like that, some things I’ll let go, but sometimes I’ll shoot down so people know it didn’t come from me.”

  • A wonderful and sometimes hilarious story on former Nets center Todd MacCulloch and the International Flipper Pinball Association Tournament he’s hosting. Yes, hosting. As in, at his house.

  • It seems odd that you can pay a premium to get wasted after the fourth quarter at the Barclays Center for Brooklyn Nets games, and yet, barring a block from the State Liquor Authority, here we are.

  • Travis Bledsoe, a D-League tryout prospect, reveres Springfield Armor coach Bob MacKinnon. Haven’t found many guys who don’t.

  • Erik Lambert thinks Jeremy Lin is a better value than Deron Williams. Erik Lambert has never seen this.