I was just down there for business a few days ago. Brooklyn is fantastic. It's got the best pizza in the country by a mile.
It's got diversity, it's huuuuge, it is as "New York" as it gets. It's got all the subways. It's got a feel other boroughs like the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island just don't have IMO. It's also larger in population then every borough including Manhattan combined, easily.
If it was on it's own, as its own city, it would be the 4th largest city in the entire USA.
Now if only 50% of Brooklyn decided to embrace the Brooklyn Nets the following will still be huger than huge, and you know other tri-state area people will follow them, including a leftover New Jersey following.
If they don't get Howard and even if D Will leaves, things will work out for the Nets. I have a really good feeling.
I think the Nets would end up getting one of those 3 amazingly dynamic players from this draft, and with who else they already have and who is now emerging, things are bright. Don't forget the Nets have stunk at home because the following could care less in Jersey this year. Basketball is such an emotional game. Look at the Knicks last night for an example.
The Nets in a great big city, with a top arena, with sell outs every night, they will be competitive every night no matter what.
Just am opinion from an old fan.