2/27/2009: Apparently, Bruce Ratner has one less roadblock to contend with in bringing a state of the art stadium to Brooklyn. We all know the Nets are under the cap, in fact they will have more flexibility than the Knicks in the Summer of 2010. So now the Knicks have another contender in their backyard. However, we remain solidly LeBroptimistic, the lease will expire on the Meadowlands before Atlantic Yards will be built, and I really don’t see LeBron waiting around, perhaps playing a season or two in Nassau Coliseum. No way. By the time Atlantic Yards is built, the Garden will be renovated anyway, and if you want to be King of New York, your throne has to be Manhattan. Plus, I think Brooklyn is Marbury’s turf.