Mar 1, 2010, 1:02 PM EDT
Great news Brooklyn — you’re that much closer to having a six-win team play in your back yard. Break out the champagne and Beluga caviar.
State development officials can seize properties in the footprint of developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project through eminent domain, a state court ruled on Monday morning, removing the most significant legal hurdle remaining before construction can begin on the Barclays Center arena.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Abraham Gerges ruled this morning that 14 claims asserted by condemnation opponents — including the timing of the condemnations, the legality of a modification of the Atlantic Yards project plan and even the state’s failure to use the words “public use” in a section over why the land is being condemned in the first place — had no “merit.”
In the legal world, that is essentially what Dwight Howard did to Michael Beasley yesterday. Send that shot into the first row.
The regulars at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom may not like it, but the deal to build a new home for the Nets in Brooklyn is happening, it is a steamroller now that will not be stopped.
Brooklyn has had a professional sports team in the past, it’s time they once again got to enjoy the play of some bums.
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- Coach K on Rose: “Derrick’s played great, not good, and hasn’t held anything back” 16
- Report: Anthony Bennett pulled from pro-am by agent, possibly due to his inclusion in Kevin Love trade talks 41
- Report: Sixers fighting against immediate changes to NBA Draft Lottery system 56
- Team USA going small ball, but how many bigs do they keep on the bench? 4
- Report: LeBron James more popular than he ever was with the Heat 14
- Durant says 2014 USA team better than 2010 version that won gold 6
- Kevin Durant knows you’re talking about his free agency but isn’t giving many clues. He liked what LeBron did. 17