Nets invite ex-Brooklyn Dodgers to opener

The Nets have invited members of the Brooklyn Dodgers to their home opener against the Knicks on Nov. 1, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Writes Scott Cacciola:

Ralph Branca, who pitched for the Dodgers over 11 seasons, winning 21 games for the team in 1947, said he recently received a phone call from Barry Baum, the Nets' senior vice president of communications.

Branca said Baum told him the team would send a car service to chauffeur him to the game from his home in Westchester County. Baum declined to comment.

"I have no idea what's planned," Branca said. "I think they'll probably just introduce us before the start of the game."

The Dodgers left Brooklyn for Los Angeles in 1957.