HoopsHype Chris Christie rumors

April 24, 2012 Updates

Gov. Chris Christie doesn't have any fond farewells in store for the Nets, who play their final game in New Jersey tonight before the franchise moves to Brooklyn. "I'm not going to the Nets game tonight," he said during a press conference at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, "and my message to the Nets is, 'Goodbye.'" Newark Star-Ledger

Christie scoffed at the team's decision to choose New York over New Jersey. "That's one of the most beautiful arenas in America they have a chance to play in, it's in one of the country's most vibrant cities, and they want to leave here and go to Brooklyn?" he asked. "Good riddance, see you later. I think there'll be some other NBA team who may be looking to relocate and they might look at that arena and the fan base in the New Jersey and New York area and say, `This is an opportunity to increase our fan base and try something different.'" New York Post

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