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Barclays Center bus elevator the talk of the NBA

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Bleacher Report has posted a video of NBA players expressing their amazement at the big surprise of Barclays Center: an elevator that takes their team buses from street level to event (and locker room) level.

As the report notes, "Real estate is expensive in New York, and bus ramps take up space. Forest City Ratner Companies found a modern solution and eliminated the ramp. As you can see in the video, that solution was met with plenty of awe from various NBA visitors, including Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Joakim Noah."

Our favorite, though, is Antawn Jamison who called it "007 stuff."

Here's the stats from Forest City Ratner...

  • Capacity: 80,000 pounds
  • Length: 81 feet
  • Width: 14.5 feet
  • Height: 14 feet
  • Descent: 27 feet
  • Quantity: Two truck elevators, side by side
  • Cost: $1 million per elevator