A record turnout of 8,000 for Nets Practice in the Park


Long lines are never a delight for anyone ... particularly when they’re buffeted by winds that bounce around Lower Manhattan’s skyline and off the East River! They’re commonly met with groans and rolled eyes. Half the time lines are so daunting, they discourage the less hardy, make them think twice about the event. The other half of the time, they annoy, exhaust, and generally feel like a waste of time. This Sunday afternoon, the Brooklyn Nets provided a rare exception to that. More than 8,000 fans gathered at Brooklyn Bridge Park forming a line that stretched beyond Pier II, where the annual Practice-in-the-Park was set up, and around the adjacent pier. For those unfamiliar with the area, that’s nearly a half mile, a lot of it adorned in black-and-white.