NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- New York and New Jersey are involved in a power play over the New Jersey Nets' home court.
At least two parties are interested in acquiring the team and moving it to Brooklyn. That's so outrageous, big-time politicians are getting involved, the New York Post reported Wednesday.
The battle pits Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., developer Charles Kushner, New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey and former Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., against developer Bruce Ratner, who two weeks ago proposed bringing the team to downtown Brooklyn.
Corzine and Kushner are putting a bid together to buy the two-time Eastern Conference champs from YankeeNets, the partnership that owns the Yankees and the Nets.
The duo may put a bid in as early as next week.
Another potential bidder, New York Islander owner Charles Wang, also he wants to build a new arena and move both the Nets and Islanders there.