Come November 1st, one of the most fun rivalries to watch in the NBA during season 2012-13 will begin. The New York Knicks will travel to the Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue to open the season against the Brooklyn Nets.
The silky smooth voice of Marv Albert is used in the first bit of promotion for the season opening game for both teams. To listen to the audio, click here.
“Live from Brooklyn, New York, it’s opening night for the Brooklyn Nets at the spectacular new Barclays Center. This is Marv Albert, welcoming a world-wide audience on TNT and the sold-out crowd here is electric, ready to see All-Star point guard Deron Williams lead the Brooklyn Nets against the New York Knicks.
“They’ll be talking about this night for years to come as one of the biggest events in New York sports’ illustrious history. The return of major professional sports to the borough is what Brooklynites have been dreaming about since the Dodgers broke their hearts and moved to L.A. in 1957.
“It was for moments like this that the Nets were determined to re-sign Deron Williams. But Brooklyn is back in the big leagues, and a “Who’s Who?” of Brooklyn sits courtside, including JAY Z and Barbra Streisand, among others.
“We’re about to tip off this historic event: the Nets vs. the Knicks; Brooklyn’s Backcourt of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson against Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire; a capacity crowd for opening night at Barclays Center. Hello Brooklyn!”