The Nets are on their way to Shanghai aboard their charter ... and as it turns out so is a group of Nets fans from the Brooklyn Brigade. Led by Brigade founder Bobby Edemeka and his sister, Deedee, about 10 Brigade members are making their way to the Far East ... on their own.
We organized the trip ourselves & we’re covering our own travel expenses while the Nets organization provided a crucial assist in helping us secure prime seats before the tickets went on sale to the general public —thereby making it SO much easier for us to pull this off! https://t.co/oJxkiKuOG8— The Brooklyn Brigade (@BrooklynBrigade) October 6, 2019
Following a team on the road has long produced a number of great stories but this isn’t driving to Buffalo in a blizzard. It’s going halfway around the world for a preseason game. And no doubt, a few of them are visiting China for the first time.
Valerie Williams, a long time Nets fan and an NYC Transit worker, proudly brought her US passport —with its Chinese visa— to the Nets Practice in the Park Saturday...
@BrooklynNets pic.twitter.com/znF2oHGw9m— Valerie VL Williams (@ValerieVLWilli1) October 6, 2019
She told NetsDaily she had stunned new CEO David Levy with the news. Let’s hope she and everyone else gets star treatment on arrival. The Nets play the Lakers on Thursday and Saturday, with live NBA TV coverage beginning at 7:30 a.m.