Brooklyn's NBA team could have been called the Swamp Dragons
April 8, 2016 - Uncategorized
Imagine all those Brooklyn hipsters running around in Swamp Dragons T-shirts.
It sounds too good be true, right? But it really could have happened. Here’s how.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe published an oral history Friday, recounting how, two decades ago, the New Jersey Nets nearly changed their name to the New Jersey Swamp Dragons. Even for lifelong NBA fans, this a deep piece of fun basketball trivia. For everyone else, it’s a hilarious tale of what might have been.
Here’s how Jon Spoelstra, who was the New Jersey Nets president at the time, recounts the idea coming up. Read more…