Brooklyn Rumors

A year ago on Tuesday, Brett Yormark, chief executive of the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team, was watching his team play its first game in its new home after a move from New Jersey to New York. Twelve months on, and the 10-mile move to Brooklyn now looks inspired, with an expensively assembled “super-team” of stars, playing in front of bigger audiences in a new arena. “In every respect the move has been transformational,” Mr Yormark tells the BBC News website. “We have moved a few miles but we could have moved to the other side of the country, such is the difference. We got more buy-in from New York people than we expected. “The resources we have at our disposal are now so different.”
via BBC
Through five NBA championship drives and 14 All-Star seasons, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant had seen just about everything. But when he stepped to the free throw line Tuesday night with1:19 to play in the first half of L.A.’s 92-83 win over the Nets, he got something new. Rising up from out of the crowd was a familiar “M-V-P!” chant. He hears it all the time at Staples Center. Never in an opponents’ building. And the serenade began again late as he made three big plays – two on offense and one on defense – to carry the Lakers to victory in his first game in Brooklyn. “From my perspective it was pretty damn cool,” Bryant said. “I enjoyed it immensely.”
via New York Daily News