You asked for it, you got it ... or something like that.
Nets fans and others liked what they saw last February when the team decorated its basellines with subway tile-style lettering. Now, the team has decided it looked so good, it should be a permanent addition. Reporters got a look at this morning at the shootaround before the Fenerbahce Ulker game.
The Nets tweeted out a GIF of the baseline late Monday...
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Close-up look at the new baseline. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nets?src=hash">#Nets</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Fresh?src=hash">#Fresh</a> <a href="http://t.co/vYYKA5SjkJ">pic.twitter.com/vYYKA5SjkJ</a></p>— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/651147509394374658">October 5, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The popularity of the MTA knockoff is 180 degrees from the Islanders' attempt to use a subway horn as its goal horn. One exhibition game and Brett Yormark decided to pull the horn, which the team developed with the MTA. Barclays Center has various relationships with the MTA, including maintenance of the $76 million subway station in front of the arena.
The defining aspect of the Nets court remains its herringbone style, unique to the NBA ... but a staple of post-War Soviet housing. ONEXIM's headquarters features herringbone throughout.