The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Barclays Center. The team was established in 1967 as a charter franchise of the NBA's rival league, the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976, the ABA merged with the NBA, and the Nets were absorbed into the NBA.