It was billed as a Nets community event, with Brett Yormark serving Thanksgiving meals Saturday afternoon in East New York, one of Brooklyn's poorest neighborhoods. But this one had a difference. Yormark personally paid for the meals and dished them out with his children, aged 10 and 7, along with Barry Baum of the Nets press office and his son.
Yormark told the 100 people who came to the East New York Clubhouse, "The Nets are coming to the Barclays Center down Atlantic (Avenue) and we will continue to give back to the community." The clubhouse is part of Brooklyn Community Services. It provides a non-institutional setting for psychiatric rehabilitation in a community where half of the population lives below the poverty line.