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The National Baskeball Association's franchise in New Jersey, the Nets were founded in 1967 as part of the ABA. They started as the New Jersey Americans and changed to the New York Nets in 1968. They won two ABA Championships before joining the NBA in 1976. They would take the New Jersey Nets mantle in 1977. In the NBA, their greatest success came in the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 seasons, where superstar Jason Kidd led the team to the NBA Finals in back-to-back years. Other notable players to have played with the Nets include Julius Erving, Drazen Petrovic, Rick Barry, Nate Archibald, Buck Williams, Wendell Ladner, John Williamson and Bill Melchionni.


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Dunk History: Shaquille O'Neal brings down the much-abused backboard at the Meadowlands
The Orlando Magic rookie gave the New Jersey Nets the most public yet of their many humiliations.

Once upon a time, Kris Humphries played for the Mavericks
Remember that time the Mavericks had the other Kardashian affiliate on their team? If anyone in Dallas ever bothers to think of Kris Humphries, it's probably the same way the rest of the country does: as the ex-Mr. Kim Kardashian. If anyone in Dallas thinks just a little longer about him, they'll probably feel relieved that the Mavericks unloaded him just before he caught Kim's eye in 2010 ...

NBA team marketing director: "Nets have taken Brooklyn by storm"
In an article on Nets new chief operating officer Fred Mangione, the NBA's marketing director talks about how the Nets move to Brooklyn has succeeded in so many ways. "The Nets have really taken Brooklyn by storm," Amy Brooks, executive vice president of team marketing for the NBA, told Crain's. "This is a team that's gone from near the bottom of the league in many metrics to near the top."

Minnesota Timberwolves went for good young players -- but not picks -- in Kevin Love deal
In light of the Kevin Love trade on Saturday, we've updated our analysis of superstar trades over the past decade. Minnesota did what a lot of smart small market teams did, go for good young players, cap space an a TE, rather than picks. Kevin Love is a bonafide superstar and like a lot of superstars before him, he wanted out of a small market with limited resources.  Speculation was rampant ...

Crunch Launches First Online Workout Starring The Brooklynettes
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through innovative programming and cutting-edge training, has launched a new online ...

My best experience at a Cavs game: Getting to see LeBron James play his best game as a rookie
In the spring of 2004, LeBron was still far from his peak. The only question upon his selection as the number one overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft was whether or not he'd be able to single-handedly bring relevance to a franchise that had essentially been without meaning or purpose for years. The Cleveland Cavaliers, after winning just 17 games the year prior, found themselves in a battle for ...

The NBA?s Summer of Race
The league has had to confront racial issues after incidents involving the Clippers and Hawks.

Get to know Serbia, Team USA's opponent for the FIBA World Cup final
Does the improbable finalist have any chance against Team USA?

Deron Williams no fan of living in New York
Deron Williams is still getting used to life in the big city. The Nets point guard, who was raised in Dallas, explained the difficulties of living in New York with...

1996 SuperSonics fall short, 2012 Thunder escape with a 97-96, Game 5 win
The '96 Sonics almost pulled of an improbable comeback, after trailing the entire game, but the '12 Thunder's poise and timely plays help them survive Game 5 with a 97-96 win. Each team clearly schemed to keep the opposing star(s) from getting off to an effective start.

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Owner Bruce Ratner intends to move the Nets to Brooklyn in time for the 2008-2009 season. If it goes through, the Brooklyn Nets will be the first major league sports team to play in Brooklyn since the Brooklyn Dodgers left for Los Angeles.
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