New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rips Nets, tells them ‘good riddance’ (Video)
While many people believe the Nets move to Brooklyn next season is a smart decision, there are a few who believe it will backfire. Some say New York will always be a Knicks town, and playing in Brooklyn will result in the Nets being more overshadowed by Carmelo and company than they already are. Others feel as though the Nets are hardly thriving in New Jersey, so moving closer to the big media market is a wise choice. Then there’s New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who as you can see is a tad bitter about the situation.
“You don’t want to stay, we don’t want you,” Christie said during a recent Q&A with the media. “Seriously. I’m not gonna be in the business of begging people to stay here. That’s one of the most beautiful arenas in America that they’ve had the chance to play in. It’s in one of the country’s most vibrant cities and they want to leave here and go to Brooklyn — good riddance.”
Sounds like someone’s a little salty. Christie also mentioned that he believes there could be some other teams who are looking to relocate and it could open a window of opportunity for them, but I doubt that would happen anytime soon. The Nets are dead last in average home attendance this season, drawing under 14,000 fans per game. Whether that is a result of the team stinking or a poor location is something we will find out soon enough.