Why New Jersey REALLY Lost Their NBA Team

Why New Jersey REALLY Lost Their NBA Team

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  1. You got your facts wrong. One's Rather took over he made it clear he's moving Nets to Brooklyn. He failed with Coney Island location but had it going in Atlatic. That's pretty much Proky bought Nets and invested heavy into Atlantic yard project. Get your facts wright.

  2. The whole traffic thing I agree with I live here in Newark and it's dangerous and lots of traffic, I live a couple blocks away from the projects, but it's still a great area for basketball, kyrie Irving grew up in newark from Austria

  3. Well to make things clear south jersey fan base is predominantly 76er fans since south jersey is closer to Philly as far as north jersey most fans like he said in the vid would rather have the luxury of going across the waters to mid town NYC and go to a Knicks game at MSG during the early 00’s era both teams sucked really bad anyway after the nets made the finals lol 😂 so tbh attendance for both the Nets and Knicks wasn’t as high Ik this bc I’m a Brooklyn Born Native NYer lol

  4. The Nets have the worst T.V. ratings and attendance in the NBA. The video is correct in that driving to the Meadowlands is horrendous during rush hour. However, the Prudential Center is in downtown Newark and just two blacks away from Newark Penn Station. Fans can commute from work or their home by way of NJ Transit trains. The commute would be one-stop less than going to a Knick's game, no matter where in North Jersey you would take the train. At least the T.V. ratings for the Nets were solid while in New Jersey. The whole idea was to put the Nets in Brooklyn because Brooklyn is a trendy place to live right now. It is not working, despite the Knicks being awful, they are still NYC's # 1 Basketball team. See here for the T.V. ratings https://www.netsdaily.com/2018/2/19/17027174/nets-local-tv-ratings-still-worst-but-growing and here for attendance numbers http://www.espn.com/nba/attendance

  5. Those who chide NJ for saying "it's in the same metro area- – the Sonics moved to Oklahoma!" and "it's only 15 miles away" just don't get it. If it was only 15 miles away, then why did they have to move? The Nets could've stayed in NJ, and New Yorkers could've just as easily come to Prudential and have been expected to support the New Jersey Nets, since Brooklyn's only 15 miles away, right?

  6. New Jersey as a whole is seen as a 2nd rate New York by many people unfortunately. The only NJ team that gets as much if not more respect than their NY counterparts is the New Jersey Devils.

  7. New York Knicks average attendance at home this year is 18,952.3
    Brooklyn Nets average attendance at home this year is 14,256.5

    Now it could be that Brooklyn only claim one borough out of 5.
    Could be that the Knicks are the original and been the only team in New York for years.

    Either way, we have the worst of the 2 records and we still bring in more people to our games than the Nets. That's saying something about them playing in this city, though as I stated, there could be multiple reasons for that.

  8. But for real though. New Jersey Nets fans really have nothing to be worried about. The stadiums are only 15 MILES AWAY It ain't like your team moved from Seattle to Oklahoma.

  9. The New Jersey Nets played the home games first at Rutgers Athletic Center (1977-81). Then the Byrnes Meadowlands Arena (1981-2010)
    and the Prudential Center (2010-12), in Newark. Interestingly, the franchise originated as the New Jersey Americans in the ABA in
    1967 and its homecourt was the Teaneck Armory. People simply could not drive out of New York City and into the Meadowlands on the New
    Jersey Turnpike and face pregame traffic. The Nets had some talented
    players in their Jersey era: Bernard King,Buck Williams,Mike Gminski,
    Kenny Anderson,Mookie Blaylock,Michael Ray Richardson,Derrick Coleman,Jayson Williams, Vince Carter. The Nets have never moved outside of
    the New York City area.

  10. Bruce Ratner only bought the team in order to secure eminent domain for that area on Atlantic Ave. He never cared about the team and David Stern actually letting this happen was pathetic.

  11. you missed a huge part of the fan situation. You should have mentioned that South Jersey is closer to Philly, so most fans go to 76's games instead of up north. Its shorter and easier to get to. Great vid tho

  12. I grew up in Union and dad took me to bunch of nets games at Rutgers. Went in USAF and would go to games at meadowlands when on leave. But just like the devils, and I’m a big fan – it’s hard to support a Jersey team since for years prior north Jersey was Knicks/Rangers territory and south Jersey 76ers/Flyers territory. It’s hard to make their fans switch allegiances if they have been fans for generations. The devils could win 10 straight games but most NYC sports media would start with Rangers first. Most other states and cities that support teams don’t have this problem

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