Nets on the Net: 9/14/09 Edition

In the ongoing courtship between Nets co-owner Jay-Z and Lebron James, Slam has a short report with Jay-Z saying he won’t pressure King James into coming to the Nets. “He’s my friend first so I wouldn’t do that to him if we didn’t have a chance of winning (the NBA championship,” Jay-Z said.

A little (very little) more insight into last week’s news that JR Rider is mulling an NBA comeback, possibly with the Nets. Hoopsworld says the Nets may let Rider try out with the team out of courtesy, but he will not be added to the regular season roster.

The Daily Record profiles PNY, the company that made a landmark practice jersey and facility sponsorship deal with the Nets.

The New York Observer talks with SHoP Architects about their company and their work designing the Barclays arena.

Justin Davidson of New York magazine says the new design is nice, but the Atlantic Yards development project is “too far gone to be rescued by a nice façade.”

Atlantic Yards opponents Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn write an open letter to SHoP.

On a league-wide note, the stat-tastic Charlotte Bobcats blog Queen City Hoops, has developed a new database that helps compare how NBA players defend.