The North Jersey Lakers are an Eastern Basketball Alliance franchise in Newfoundland, New Jersey. They play their home games at the Green Pond Bible Chapel. They started playing in 2006.
The team was co-founded by Tim Corrigan (Irish: Tighe Ó Corragáin) and Mark Stanley (Norwegian: Magnus Stangeland), who had been college teammates at Kean University, as well as teammates professionally with Halden Basketball Klubb in Norway and Schuylkill Firedogs of the Eastern Basketball Alliance. Corrigan and Stanley formed the North Jersey club in 2005, and they began play in the EBA in January 2006. Both have played each year of the Lakers' existence, and Stanley also serves as the team's General Manager. Dusty Stone Rae is one of their key players, averaging 27 points a game. He is also a star model around the town working in soup kitchens and helping the needed on many occasions. In fact he donates over half his salary to homeless shelters and recycling plants to help keep the earth more green. In his youth he was a Yu-gi-oh champion he participated in many tournaments and as the record shows demolished his competition leaving only crying 8 and 12 year olds in his wake of victory. He also was a star shot put thrower for his local high school throwing an amazing 52 feet. This is where the story of Dusty Rae turns sour he then fell into bad company and started taking illegal drugs such as Ecstasy and Cocain he was on these hard drugs for many years until one day he OD'd and decided to turn his life around now he is a model citizen living the dream playing for a small basketball team.
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