12.09.06

An Early Christmas In Ratnerville

Posted in Basketball, Ugly New Stadiums at 8:03 pm by

It’s been quite a 48 hours for the New Jersey Nets.  Thursday, they took part in one of the highest scoring games in league history, and Lawrence Frank engaged in the sort of self-critique his Meadlowlands neighbor Colonel Coughlin ought to try every now and then.  Tonight, despite 11 points and 7 rebounds in the first half from Nenad Kristic, they’re letting the Celtics hang around at the Continental Hairlines Arena.

The week’s most important development for the franchise occured on Friday, when New York’s Empire State Development Corporation voted to authorize the condemnation of buildings that stand in the way of Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project.  (link courtesy Nets Daily)

So with that in mind, here’s a musical project that Jay-Z might not be able to release as a Def Jam Xmas single.  Not enough lead time, you see. (video link from No Land Grab)

(UPDATE : Boston's movin' on up Al Jefferson had 29 points and 19 rebounds, while Jason Kidd shot a ghastly 1 for 11 for Jersey. The Nets started the night with a preposterous 18-0 run and managed to squander the lead. Tied at 90 with about 11 seconds left, Eddie House missed a three, and on the ensuing possession, Paul Pierce drained a long jumper with Kidd's hand in his grill to give the C's an unlikely 92-90 victory.)

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