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Best basketball team almost in Brooklyn


If the brilliant, but aging, Jason Kidd can just last until the tip-off of the NBA’s 2009-10 season, the team still known as the New Jersey Nets will not become the Brooklyn Bums. They’ll be the first major-league franchise in Brooklyn since the sad year of 1957, when the Dodgers fled west. Pro-sports franchises aren’t the saviors of cities, and thriving Brooklyn don’t need nobody to “save” it, pal. Nevertheless, if you’re talking basketball, then the Nets will be the big game in town.