Brooklyn Nets: 10 best players from ABA era
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By Phil Watson

UNIONDALE, NY – 1974: Julius Erving #32 of the New York Nets goes to the basket against the Indiana Pacers circa 1974 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1974 NBAE (Photo by Jim Cummins/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Brooklyn Nets came into existence in the upstart ABA in 1967 and played 9 seasons in that league. Here are the 10 best players from the ABA era.

The history books say the franchise that is now the Brooklyn Nets is rooted in an old American Basketball Association club that played its first season as the New Jersey Americans.

But the franchise was intended to be a New York entry when the ABA was launched in 1967. Arthur J. Brown bought into the new league with the express intent of playing in New York, according to an April 2012 report from NJ.com.

The team would play under the same name his semi-pro touring team had been known as — the New York Freighters. Brown was the founder of ABC Freight Forwarding Corp., a trucking company based in New...



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