Barclays Center is now a ‘new era of sports’, writes David W. Smith

Barclays Center is now a ‘new era of sports’, writes David W. Smith

Barclays Center has officially become a new era of professional sports with the signing of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, according to a report.

The Barclays Center announced its purchase of Anthony’s former team the Knicks, who will now play in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for a record $3 billion.

Anthony was a free agent after the Knicks decided to move to Brooklyn.

ESPN.com reports that Anthony is set to become the first player to play in an arena owned by Barclays since Michael Jordan in 1988.

“I can’t wait to see the Nets, Knicks and Knicks fans all unite in Brooklyn,” Anthony said in a statement.

According to the New York Post, the deal includes a $1.9 billion payment for the Nets and $1 billion payment to the Knicks to keep the team in Brooklyn.

Anthony and the Knicks will be the first NBA teams to use the Barclays center since the NBA began playing in the New Jersey Coliseum in 1974.

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