De Blasio ponders basketball dreams at new Nets facility

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De Blasio ponders basketball dreams at new Nets facility

Six-foot-five Mayor de Blasio can’t help but harbor hoop dreams.

Hizzoner, speaking at the grand opening of a new training facility for the Brooklyn Nets in Sunset Park, said hanging with the basketball stars made him question his childhood decision to pursue politics.

“I often wonder about the path not taken,” said de Blasio, who went to high school with NBA legend Patrick Ewing.

“If I had just focused on basketball, who knows what might have happened.”

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The 700,000-square foot HSS Training Center on 39th St. is located at the site of a former warehouse that produced Topps baseball cards, and includes athletic and rehab spaces for the athletes.

It will also host basketball camps for area kids and adds 40 permanent jobs.

“This is going to be an amazing facility for the community,” de Blasio said.

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said the new center in the heart of the borough means the team is now “100% part of Brooklyn.”

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As proof, the Russian billionaire pointed to the lunch spread offered guests, which included quinoa and fresh pressed juices.

“In Russia it would be a shot of vodka chased down by a boiled potato,” he joked.

He toasted the facility by raising a glass of green apple juice and saying, “Let’s go Brooklyn! Let’s go Nets!”

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bill de blasio ,
brooklyn nets ,
sunset park ,
patrick ewing ,
nba

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