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Nets Will Add to Brooklyn Cool

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USA Today examines how Brooklyn has become cool...and how the Nets will add to that cool come November.

The arrival of the NBA Nets gives Brooklyn its first major league team since the Dodgers' departure for Los Angeles in 1957, and something else: more evidence that, as its denizens claim, the borough that was once a punch line is now the coolest place in America.

To Fred Siegel, a New York writer and political activist, Barclays Center says: "Brooklyn is back."