Like most strangers who become roommates in Brooklyn, the Islanders and Nets may not live under the same roof for the whole lease.
What’s the best court to hoop on in Brooklyn? More importantly, what’s the worst? Stu Woo of the Wall Street Journal has your answer. Woo drove around to all 172 municipal courts in Brooklyn and ranked them on four factors: Size, Playing Surface, Basket, and Ambiance, reporting that “about a third of the courts are […]
The Brooklyn Flames, a longtime Brooklyn youth basketball league that has produced NBA players Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair, and Lance Stephenson, is in the midst of a dispute with the school that hosts their games and practices.
For two years, Barclays Center has been the epicenter of major Brooklyn entertainment, both with around-the-year events and Brooklyn’s lone professional sports team, the Brooklyn Nets. But soon, the Nets won’t be the only game in town.
Conflicting reports came out today about the current status of the Nets franchise. They were related to the possibility that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov may be looking to sell some or all of his stake in the franchise. NetsDaily reported that Nets brass is in talks with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ownership group, Guggenheim Sports and […]
Basketball is coming back to Brooklyn… again?
The Brooklyn Eagle reports a few changes over at MCU Park where the Brooklyn Cyclones play. First, they have a “brand-new, state-of-the-art playing surface after the salt, chemicals and other pollutants caused by the ocean water left the previously lush green grass surface contaminated and unplayable.” In addition, for six games, $3 from each each […]
Plus: The Real Reasons for the Rise & Fall of the Dodgers (And What It Means for the Nets) Why Jackie Robinson “Fell In Love With Brooklyn”
With all the Brooklyn Dodgers nostalgia, it’s tempting to think that basketball only recently became The Brooklyn Game. I was struck then reading the wonderful Jane Leavy biography of Dodger icon/hero Sandy Koufax by this: When he was growing up, baseball was neither Koufax’s dream nor his passion. His dream was to play for the […]
Barclays Center released information regarding a “major announcement” at 1 P.M. today, and it appears that announcement is that the New York Islanders, who currently play on Long Island, will join the Nets in Brooklyn and play their home games in Barclays Center in 2015. From the NY Post: Developer Bruce Ratner has scored a […]