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At noon on Thursday, the promise of Brooklyn gets fulfilled.

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Terry will step on stage at Barclays Center, each with a Nets uniform jersey, each happy to be in Brooklyn. It's the biggest Nets press conference in a decade, if not ever.

Along with their teammates Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, the group makes up the core of a rotation that forms what should be the best Nets' team ever. We know all the positives and all the negatives, but If the off-season had a Finals, the Nets won it. No need to remind us that they have to play the games, or that we have to take it one game at a time, or that there are lots of things that can go wrong. We know, but at this point, we ... don't ... care.

The details of the event haven't been disclosed, but expect spectacle and surprise. The theme, we do know, is "We're In," The press conference will be held on the floor of the arena, not in the atrium where the arena's other big events, the ribbon-cutting, Islanders move and Jason Kidd hiring, have been held. There will be hundreds of media, including NetsDaily, as well as a group of season ticket holders inside and as many people who can stand the heat watching on the Oculus outside. Kidd and Billy King, the architect of the deals that brought it all together, will be on hand as well.

The press conference will be broadcast on YES, as well as on the Nets official website,, and of course the Oculus.