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Nets to break ground on new arena next week

Mar 3, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

No. Sleep. To Brooklyn.

The New Jersey Nets will hold a ground breaking ceremony next Thursday for the new Barclays Center in New Jersey, according to Nets Daily. That will come just a couple weeks after the last of the major legal hurdles was cleared.

If you’ve never been to a ground breaking ceremony, man are you missing out on the fun. A bunch of politicians and bankers in Brooks Brothers suits wear hardhats and make speeches congratulating themselves. Then they all get together and grab glistening new silver shovels and turn over some soft soil. Meanwhile, about 75 yards away, the actual construction workers — in dirty jeans and functional hard hats — stand around and wait thinking, “Would these windbag politicians wrap it up, we have actual work to do and you’re putting us behind schedule.” Fun times.

Before they do that, however, the Nets will host a press conference announcing their move out of the Meadowlands and to the Prudential Center. At least there will be no shovels at that one. 

  1. john wall or bust - Mar 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    I hate the Nets owners. Come 2012 without a NJ team besides the Devils, I’m going to hate basketball. Why not move permanently to Newark. All the lawsuits halting the new arena shows how little people want the Nets to move.

  2. john wall or bust - Mar 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    I hate the Nets owners. Come 2012 without a NJ team besides the Devils, I’m going to hate basketball. Why not move permanently to Newark. All the lawsuits halting the new arena shows how little people want the Nets to move.

  3. j.d.hastings - Mar 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Did Lebron or did he not just announce that he will be wearing a “new Jersey” starting next year? Do you think that’s a coincidence, man? I don’t think so. He’s sending out codes to his global network of operatives that stretch from Jay Z into the cold heart of Mother Russia. Chris Douglas-Roberts knows the score.

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