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Divided Hoop Loyalties Dunk Fans

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Chin up and chest puffed out, Adam Chlor swaggered through the double doors of Modell’s Sporting Goods and onto Flatbush Avenue, decked out in newly-bought black and white garb – Brooklyn Nets snapback, Deron Williams jersey, skinny jeans and matching high-top Chuck Taylor’s.

The 26-year-old Fort Greene native crossed the street toward the Nets’ $1 billion arena, then suddenly hooked a left and walked right by.

“You’ll never get me in Barclays Center to see a game,” Mr. Chlor said. “I love the Nets new design and the colors are hot, but I’m a Knicks fan at heart. I’ll support the Brooklyn Nets, because I’m from Brooklyn, but that’s it.”

Mr. Chlor isn’t alone.

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