Found October 16, 2013 on
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The Brooklyn Nets mascot is the Brooklyn Knight, which I’m not sure makes a great deal of sense. What also doesn’t make sense is how he failed this miserably at a trampoline dunk:
I mean, missing a dunk is one thing; missing a dunk so horribly that the ball gets stuck up next to the shot clock is an entirely different matter altogether.
If you’re looking for silver linings, at least the Knight didn’t faceplant or catch on fire or anything. Although I’m pretty sure missing a dunk that poorly is more embarrassing than either of those outcomes.
H/T to FTW.
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Maybe it finally sunk in tonight, but it's still hard to get used to.
Paul Pierce is a Brooklyn Net, and not wearing Celtic green for the first time since I was 11 years old. It's going to take some getting used to for Pierce too.
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Raise your hand or honk your horn if you didn’t know the Brooklyn Nets had a mascot.
I sure didn’t but here goes the best airball dunk of all-time:
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