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Knicks, Nets to LeBron: See the future

Yes, right now is important -- but local teams will also sell glory of things to come

Updated: June 30, 2010, 3:48 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z get to go first, and they can personally deliver the news that workers started pouring concrete this week at the site of the New Jersey Nets' new arena in Brooklyn.

The New York Knicks' Jim Dolan and Mike D'Antoni get to go second, selling the notion of being the greatest superstar ever to call the Mecca of Basketball his home -- a home that has already been built and is undergoing a three-year renovation.

The pitches will come Thursday in ...

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