It's not exactly North vs. South, but the NJSEA's plans to upgrade the IZOD Center has Newark Mayor Cory Booker in a fighting mood. Booker fears the state agency is going to spruce up the aging arena as a way of enticing the Nets to stay at the IZOD should Brooklyn fall through. Booker, of course, wants the Nets in Newark at the Prudential Center. So he's asked the Governor to intervene.
- Booker to Corzine: Nets must play in Newark if Brooklyn move fails - Josh Margolin & Ralph R. Ortega - Star-Ledger