The sales pitch would have been so much sweeter if LeBron had taken his talents in another direction.
Inside a midtown Manhattan office atop Bruce Ratner's Times Building, Nets sales people are offering not a superstar but bargain rates for Barclays Center suites.
While suites at Madison Square Garden, Citi Field and Yankee Stadium go for as much as $1 million a year, some smaller but similarly placed suites at Barclays will go for between $215,000 and $425,000. The target: small businesses, particularly in Brooklyn. So far, only 35 of the 104 suites have been sold, a number that's barely moved in the last few years. Although the Nets can't offer LeBron James, they are offering prospects road trips on the Nets' team plane.
- Suite deals at Barclays Center - Crain's New York Business
- Even without Lebron, Nets have a foundation in Brooklyn - Stephen Brown - Brooklyn Paper
In 20 months, Nets suite sales nudge from "about 30 percent" to less than 34 percent - Norman Oder - Atlantic Yards Report