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Connecting The Nets To Brooklyn Sports History

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Expect more of this in the coming weeks: nostaglic stories that hark back to the Dodgers' last days in Brooklyn while connecting with the Nets' arrival. The Times delves into how baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax first gained fame as a basketball player at Brooklyn's Lafayette High. Richard Sandomir writes, "For more than five decades, Koufax has been a symbol of Brooklyn’s lost sports history. It turns out he was something more — a heck of a basketball player whose exploits way back when take on new meaning with the Nets’ arrival."

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