Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/8/12
Jay-Z might have christened the Barclays Center with eight sold out concerts over the past two weeks but, on Sunday,  it was the arena's main tenants the Brooklyn Nets who got a chance to break in their new home. It must have seemed appropriate to the Nets players that Beyonce helped her husband close his final show Saturday night because their new venue is definitely an upgrade. The Nets practiced at the Barclays Center for the first time yesterday and had nothing but raves for the new state-of-the-art home building.  Some players even threw in a couple of back-handed parting shots at their last home court in Newark. "I've never seen anything like it," said forward Kris Humphries.  "Everything is so much bigger and nicer than what we're used to." That had to hurt the feelings of the Prudential Center — often blamed for the Nets miserable home court record over the past few seasons — which was dumped for the more luxurious 19,000-seat Barclays Center.  Players blamed their ho...
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