I also live in New York City and couldn't be happier. If these two guys had to go somewhere, at least they came to the city I live in. I went to the Nets opening day game in Brooklyn last year and I got a 'first ever fan' tshirt. Little did I know that a year later, I would be a real Nets fan.
The Nets team is easy to like. There isn't any baggage from the New Jersey teams that beat PP and Antoine in the ECF and, while my number one team rebuilds, I still get to root for the guys I love.
What's more - I think this team can beat the Heat. I am so sick of people knocking PP and KG these days. They carried their own team last year, despite their age, and now they have so much help. They will bring much needed leadership and championship experience to BK. We all remember Paul Pierce going mano-a-mano with LBJ and beating him more often than not.
How ever you feel about BK, about the trade, about Jason Kidd, however bitter you might be, if this team does prevent a MIA three-peat, everyone and their mom will rejoice.