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Punk
08-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Two weeks ago, the Nets posted a video of Brett Yormark giving 20-year-old fan Vivek Shah a tour of the Nets new Brooklyn offices and offering him an internship. The story behind the video was that Shah, an NYU business student and self-described "die-hard Nets fan," had approached Yormark on the streets of midtown Manhattan to congratulate him on the Nets' success.

Yormark, impressed by Shah's confidence and enthusiasm, offered him the tour, then the internship. At the suggestion of Yormark's PR staff, the whole thing was taped and posted on the Nets website. As Yormark explained, "We try to showcase how accessible we are as an organization, so I agreed to it and so did [Vivek]." Fun story, right?

Nope. ESPN doubted that even a "die-hard" Nets fan would recognize Yormark on the street and so undertook an investigation to determine if this was all a set-up!! The investigation concluded that indeed the story appeared to be as portrayed.

http://www.nba.com/nets/video/2012/08/13/brettyormarkofficetourm4v-2185414

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/fandom/post/_/id/9585/nets-intern-say-video-is-legit

And that's how you really service the community. Kids nowadays don't need players talking about following dreams, they need opportunity to do better and learn. Brett Yormark gets it.

netsgiantsyanks
08-25-2012, 07:30 PM
:clap:

JOhnnyTHaJet
08-25-2012, 07:35 PM
Yormark is a hell of a CEO. Not sure why ESPN doubted the story.

jp611
08-25-2012, 07:51 PM
Damn that's pretty ****ing cool

knicks=love
08-25-2012, 08:07 PM
thats awesome.

kenzo400
08-25-2012, 08:12 PM
I wonder if the blowjob is what sold it.

StarvingKnick22
08-25-2012, 08:13 PM
i bet if you asked the die heart fan" a question about them he wouldnt get ish right. you can just believe anyone.

justinnum1
08-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Nyu...

TRUTH-TELLER
08-25-2012, 09:01 PM
the kid did a good job of selling himself. as for the nets smells like a publicity stunt.

bholly
08-25-2012, 09:21 PM
i bet if you asked the die heart fan" a question about them he wouldnt get ish right. you can just believe anyone.

Well we already know he recognized Yormark, which is more than most fans would. What basis do you have for doubting him?

BHF
08-25-2012, 09:47 PM
the whole story is bs

JOhnnyTHaJet
08-25-2012, 10:03 PM
the whole story is bs

I'd love to hear how so.

oak2455
08-25-2012, 10:32 PM
I wonder if the blowjob is what sold it.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

conway429
08-25-2012, 10:42 PM
i bet if you asked the die heart fan" a question about them he wouldnt get ish right. you can just believe anyone.

player hater

Lakers + Giants
08-25-2012, 10:42 PM
cool story bro.

netsgiantsyanks
08-25-2012, 10:46 PM
^that was definitely needed in this thread. thanks for your contribution. :D

conway429
08-25-2012, 10:51 PM
the kid did a good job of selling himself. as for the nets smells like a publicity stunt.

I don't know if it was a "stunt". If its true then they took advantage of a great opportunity, as they should.
Were they supposed to hide the fact that they're reaching out into their new community and making dreams come true?

Tqafg96
08-25-2012, 10:58 PM
I wonder if he swallowed...

DallasTrilla23
08-25-2012, 10:59 PM
I wonder if the blowjob is what sold it.

LOL.

If the story is true, I think that's f**king awesome.

_KB24_
08-25-2012, 11:20 PM
Am I the only one who took this video without coming up with a million different conspiracy theories? :shrug:

Great story.

I Rock Shaqs
08-25-2012, 11:29 PM
I wonder if he swallowed...

Wasn't needed, and why the fudge would you wonder that....

nystandup
08-25-2012, 11:37 PM
DoMeFavors :shrug:

Robbw241
08-25-2012, 11:42 PM
I wonder if he swallowed...

About 10 posts late.

mudvayne387
08-25-2012, 11:48 PM
What a small world. There's one Net fan in the entire world, and he just happens to pass the Nets GM on the street ...

ACanadian
08-26-2012, 12:20 AM
Guess that Net's fan has a greater purpose then being a nobody

Raidaz4Life
08-26-2012, 06:42 AM
I absolutely love what the Nets are doing with their organization right now.