Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it would be returning
to Brooklyn, NY with the addition of the New York Lightning beginning play in 2018. “Not a lot of people realize this, but Brooklyn is one of the largest metro areas on the US with over 2.5 million people,” stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman. “We definitely should have a team there and in Willie Negron, a well-known figure in the NY area basketball, we have an excellent owner who will do a great job.
The team will be playing at The Brooklyn StuyDome in the Bedford Stuyvesant part of Brooklyn and will be part of the strong Northeast Division featuring the Jersey Express, Bronx Holy Flames, New York Court Kings as well as many teams in upstate NY and New England. “I came close to joining the ABA