Nets compete for their NY minute

Brooklyn is back in the game in a city known for historic sports rivalries

Updated: December 11, 2012, 11:29 PM ET
By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | ESPN.com

Basketball and Brooklyn. When you think about it, the combination sounds like a good match. Brooklyn, after all, has given the sports world many great moments in the past and the Nets should create highlights for a whole new generation at the Barclays Center.

As a one-time participant and long-time observer of New York sports and of great rivalries, I sense something special is about to happen.

Brooklyn did not become a part of New York City until ...

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