New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Ethered the Nets Before Their Final Game in the Garden State Last Night

Last night, the Nets played at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. for the final time. They'll be moving to Brooklyn to play at the Barclays Center next season. And, not surprisingly, they took an L in their last game in the Garden State. But, the team also took another L earlier on in the night when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ethered the franchise after he was asked whether or not he'd attend the game during a press conference.

"I'm not going to the Nets game tonight," he said, "and my message to the Nets is goodbye. If you don't want to stay, we don't want you. Seriously, I'm not going to be in the business of begging people to stay here. That's one of the most beautiful arenas in America that they've had a chance to play in. It's in one of the country's most vibrant cities. They want to leave here and go to Brooklyn? Good riddance. See you later."

And he didn't stop there. "There will be no tears shed on my part tonight," he continued. "If they go, they go. That decision was made a long time ago. If they want to go to Brooklyn, have at it. No problem from my perspective."

Now, that is how you handle a tough breakup. Throw up the dueces and keep it moving.

[via Washington Post]

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