New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie says “good riddance” to the New Jersey Nets
If you aren’t a fan of NBA basketball, Jay-z, or the New Jersey Nets, you probably have no idea that the Nets played their final home game in New Jersey on Monday. Starting next season the Nets will be playing out of Brooklyn, classy classy. While some Nets fans will no doubt be sad to see the team leave, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn’t one of them.
“If you don’t want to stay then we don’t want you, I’m not in the business of begging people,” Christie said.
“I’m not going to the Nets game (Monday night) and my message to the Nets is ‘goodbye, they want to leave here and go to Brooklyn? Good riddance,” he said.
You got served Brooklyn Nets!
Honestly, there isn’t too much to miss. The Nets haven’t been relevant since losing back to back NBA finals in the early 90′s. The Nets franchise makes Raptors fans, Warriors fans, Bobcats fans (if there are any), and Kings fans feel a bit better.
I like the fact that Governor Christie is telling it like it is. If the people of New Jersey really cared they would’ve been showing up to basketball games over the past fifteen years. Even when the Nets had Vince Carter in his prime during 2004, they were hard pressed to sell out.
My guess is that the residents of New Jersey are more upset that they won’t see Beyonce cruising through town anymore.