The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, or “The house that Jov built,” recently unveiled the new herringbone court that will soon be graced by the squeaky sneakers of the Brooklyn Nets. The herringbone pattern is one of the unique elements of the new floor, which is something that will help set apart the Nets home court, just like the famed parquet floor of the Boston Celtics.
In an article describing the Brooklyn Nets’ new court surface, The New York Daily News claimed “They’re like Batman trying to save New York basketball.”
Seriously New York Daily News? Batman? He’s one of the lamest superheroes ever, with no superpowers other than a healthy stash of money to buy gadgets. And this isn’t an effort to save New York basketball. If anything, this is going to enrich New York basketball by bringing an exciting new team to Brooklyn, the best borough in the greatest city on earth. If anything was saved here, it was a dismal New Jersey Nets franchise, a mediocre team cellar-dwelling in a state that pales in comparison to the Big Apple.
Hello Brooklyn, and hello Nets. This floor should see some exciting battles this year, especially when the Manhattan (New York) Knicks come to town for the Battle of the Boroughs. Well done Jay-Z.