From the time that the Nets sold Julius Erving to the Philadelphia 76ers upon entering the NBA in 1976, until the point when they acquired Jason Kidd from the Phoenix Suns in a trade in 2001, the Nets were plagued by a series of events that were by turns tragic, ill-timed, unfortunate or just plain self-destructive.At least, until 2002, when so many of the ghosts of a quarter-century of misfortune (and occasional mismanagement) were virtually exorcized.These are the Nets. Their history is like that of no other sports organization in America. So lace up your old nylon Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers, inflate that old red, white and blue basketball you've got sitting in the garage and come join us for a long, strange trip back through Nets lore.to compare to years past, when the Meadowlands Arena would be almost completely taken over by supporters of the visiting ... teams he so despises ( especially the Yankees, but also the Mets and the Jets) is to display a complete lack of understanding ... a jumper, Keith Van Horn converted a 3-point play, third- string center Jason Collins drew a foul and hit a free throw and Kidd hit consecutive buckets.
|Title||:||From Julius to Jason|
|Publisher||:||Virtualbookworm Publishing - 2003-03-01|