Nets on the Net: 12/28/09 Edition

After starting the season 0-18, the Nets are staring down the barrel of another double-digit losing streak tonight, according to Julian Garcia of the Daily News.

Many Nets are impressed with Yi Jianlian since his return (so is Nets Are Scorching, see our update in a few hours): “He’s shooting the ball with confidence, attacking the rim with tenacity and finishing strong,” Devin Harris said. “He’s capable of it. I’ve seen him jump just as high as Sean [Williams] in certain places. He’s got the athleticism. He’s a very talented individual.”

Brooklyn Opponents remain classy, and erect a guillotine for eminent domain (and Russia!) in front of Freddy’s Bar: He passed it over to Death, who pronounced, “Poor eminent domain, born of a noble purposes of building hospitals and roads… is being used to take Americans from their homes, not just for a British bank but also for Russia… eminent domain, you are hereby condemned.”

A look at the financial crisis in Russia, and the one Russian oligarch, Mikhail Prokhorov, who is “At least one Russian oligarch is having fun.”

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