NEW YORK (AP) - MarShon Brooks stood wearing his brand-new uniform in front of a green screen on the Brooklyn Nets' practice court, screwing up his face and making kissy lips at the camera. He stopped, then puckered up again for another take that will eventually introduce the ``Kiss Cam'' at the Barclays Center.
It was a fitting visual for a day the Nets formally kicked off what they hope will be a love affair with the New York City borough that hasn't had major professional sports since the Dodgers left town in 1957.
So much has changed in sports and Brooklyn since then that 55-year old baseball references hardly seem relevant. One thing has stayed the same, though: Fans still want to support a winner.
So can the Nets provide? Maybe.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Will Fox be a top-5 pick? With the 2017 NBA Drafttakes place later tonight. Where can we expect one of the top prospects, De’Aaron Fox, to land tonight?
Thumbnail Fultz to go to the 76ers? The Boston Celticshave traded out of the No. 1 pick. The Philadelphia 76ersnow hold the top pick once again. Is it a slam dunk who they will take in the NBA...
Thumbnail 2018 NBA Finals Odds After dominating the 2017 NBA Playoffs, will anyone keep the Golden State Warriors from winning the NBA Finals again...
Thumbnail Stephen Curry Game 5 Props Will Stephen Curry bounce back from a poor showing in Game 4 when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight at 9PM...
Thumbnail Will James get another triple-double? Will LeBron James add to his NBA Finals record of nine triple-doubles when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals...

NBA Team Pages