Cleveland Cavaliers fans have one big reason for watching the development of a new Brooklyn arena for the New Jersey Nets: if a new arena is in place, the Nets will be a position to sign LeBron James to the richest contract in NBA history.
Outside of the borough of Brooklyn, the area where fans are most closely watching the development of a new Nets arena live in Cleveland. Why Cleveland? Because the Nets seem to be following a game plan that calls for revenues from a new arena being used to bring LeBron James to the marketing capital of the world.
Which, of course, scares the heck out of Cavs fans, who endured many rebuilding years in order to be in a position to complete — and this year’s Cavs team could be one of the best ever. But lose James, and you lose the best player in the game.