The Brooklyn Nets play basketball today! But you probably won’t see it

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Yes, it’s only preseason, but it’s still basketball. And it took far too long: the Brooklyn Nets are the last team to play a preseason game in the NBA, mostly thanks to their borough rivals. Ironically enough, the first official game in Brooklyn Nets history, after months of re-branding to shake the New Jersey off, will occur in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall. They’ll play the Philadelphia 76ers, and though neither team is at home, the Nets are considered the “road” team.

MarShon Brooks, after incurring tendinitis in his right foot, will sit out tonight’s preseason game (and assumedly much of preseason). Tyshawn Taylor, who’s sat most of training camp with a strained quad, is back in playing shape and will likely see floor time tonight. But we’ll get to see the Brooklyn Nets starting 5 officially for the first time!

Unless, of course, you’re not in the arena, because the game isn’t being broadcast anywhere outside of Philadelphia radio. Whoops.

Yes, it’s preseason and preseason matters as much as something that doesn’t matter matters. Yes, nobody will see nor hear it unless you make the trek to Atlantic City. But still, the Brooklyn Nets play basketball today against another professional basketball team. It’s alive… IT’S ALIVE!!!