The New Jersey Nets will play their final game at the Prudential Center tonight in Newark, N.J. with the team moving to play alongside Jay-Z and the cool kids in Brooklyn next season.
The pomp and circumstance in New Jersey tonight should probably fall just a tad short of the pageantry up in Boston over the weekend for the 100-year anniversary of Fenway Park, considering the Nets have only played at The Rock two years and it's not even really their arena. Forty-ounce beers will be poured out, empty seats will remain empty, and the Sixers and Nets will play the teams' final game in the Garden State.
So take your best shot, let's see what you've got (we know Lou Williams will). 7:30 p.m. tip from the Dirty Jerz one last time.
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Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.
Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.
Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.
Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)
A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....
earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs
The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.