Brooklyn's Nets went from NBA laughingstock to one of the league's most respected

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Brooklyn's Nets went from NBA laughingstock to one of the league's most respected
Brooklyn's Nets went from NBA laughingstock to one of the league's most respected

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — They were the laughingstock of America. Then they became America's team ... or better yet, Brooklyn's team. They were the ultimate underdog team, guys with grit who surprised everybody, including themselves. They were the team that went from having zero draft picks to three and who turned last-chance cast-offs into the sixth seed in the East. No superstar names. No big trades. They believed in the culture and building on it, a team-first identity led by Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson who preached hard work and patience. This past season showed why it's going to pay off in the present and in the future. REWIND It was a roller coaster ride of a season, to say the least. There were

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