Less than a week from today, the New Jersey Nets will have played their final game ever and 10 days from today the New Jersey Nets will no longer be in existence. The Nets’ 35 year run in New Jersey is finally and thankfully coming to and end, and at this point, Nets fans are happy about it.
Of course, there have been some good memories in New Jersey, but for the most part, the Nets have been a failure in the Garden State and the team is definitely ready to move on to Brooklyn. A couple of the last memories the Nets will have in New Jersey came in their last 3 home games against Boston, Miami, and New York, where at times the crowd seemed like it favored the road team. During the game against the Knicks on Wednesday, chants of “Melo” and “MVP” were louder than any “Let’s go Nets” cheers.
The Nets will have one last chance to leave an impact on New Jersey on Monday when they host the last ever game in New Jersey against the Philadelphia 76ers. Hopefully, they will leave us with a good memory and with something to look forward to next season in Brooklyn. Sandwiching that home game is a contest on Saturday in Milwaukee against a slumping and desperate Bucks team and a completely meaningless game north of the border in Toronto a week from yesterday to close out the season. I could not care less if the Nets lost both road games, but I do hope they beat Philadelphia at home in front of mostly Nets fans. FRWD will keep you updated with the team over this last week, with previews, live notes, and recaps of all three games.