Superstorm Sandy claims Brooklyn Nets-New York Knicks game

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It looks like Superstorm Sandy, hurricane Sandy, or post tropical cyclone Sandy whichever designation it has now, has claimed another sporting event. Here’s a tweet from @richsandomir from the New York Times:

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Brooklyn Nets #1 off-season priority; re-sign Deron Williams

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The New Jersey Nets… err… Brooklyn Nets will have a new home next season, moving across the Hudson River to their new home at the Barclays Center.  As the franchise enters a new era, they have plenty of question marks regarding their roster.  Priority number one this off-season for the Nets will be re-signing their star point guard, Deron Williams.
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New Jersey Nets owner Jay-Z: new commercial premiering during NCAA title game (video)

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Watch the throne. Or at least the video after the jump

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter unveiled today the Rocawear television commercial featuring the music icon himself in the brand’s new Spring 2012 campaign. This marks the first television commercial in the brand’s history.

The 30-second commercial will debut during the NCAA championship game between the Kentucky Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks on Monday, April 2nd on CBS in top markets, followed by the national premiere of the 90-second commercial on BET’s, hit show, “106 & Park” on Tuesday, April 3rd.

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Former Illini Point Guards Deron Williams and Demetri McCamey Heading to Turkey

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One might be the first domino to fall in what could be a massive exodus of players heading overseas during the NBA lockout.  The other was just looking for a chance to play professionally after not being selected in last month’s NBA Draft.  Regardless of the circumstances, former Illinois Fighting Illini point guards Deron Williams and Demetri McCamey are heading to Turkey for the 2011-2012 season and could go head-to-head against each other.

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New Jersey Nets need a LOT this offseason

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By David Kay

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NBA Power Rankings: #25 New Jersey Nets

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by: David Kay

Week Two of our NBA Previews continue.  Last week, we revealed the bottom five teams in the NBA.  This week, numbers 21-25 will be disclosed.  (Click here for the complete previews of the cellar dwellers of the league.)

Coming it at #25, the New Jersey Nets.  Jay-z’s team dealt their star player for two expiring contracts and a talented young player in hopes of setting themselves up to make a run at Hova’s boy, LeBron, next summer.  For the time being, New Jersey will suffer through the growing pains of having a young roster.

(By the way, on Jay-z’s new album he raps, “If Jesus payin’ LeBron, I’m payin’ Dwyane Wade.”  Who is Jesus in that line?  Not the Lord and savior, right?  And does this mean the Nets are gonna try to sign D-Wade?  These are the questions that run through my mind when I hear this line.)

For the complete Nets preview, click here.  Not here.