Barclays Center faces $4 million suit amid allegations of racism

AP

Three black owners of a luxury box suite at Barclays Center have filed a lawsuit against the arena for $4 million, claiming that they’ve been subject to racism from staff since purchasing the box, according to the New York Post. Glen DeFreitas, Sean Scarborough, and Jermaine Pratt, of Ludwig’s Pharmacy in Prospect Heights, purchased rights […]

Reminder: Nets open practice today at Barclays Center

Want an opportunity to ask Deron Williams what’s going on with his ankle or see Brook Lopez practice half-court shots? Today may be your shot. The Brooklyn Nets will host an open practice today at Barclays Center at 2 P.M., sponsored by Outlook. The new-look Nets have hosted a few preseason games already at Barclays […]

CBS, Nets, Barclays Center agree to one-of-a-kind partnership

In a deal that will be announced later this week, CBS Radio has bought the rights to a multi-event Barclays Center package that includes all Brooklyn Nets games, college games, boxing matches, and more. Along with carrying the games (CBS has carried Nets games since 2004), the deal gives CBS the rights to co-produce and […]

Brooklyn Nets secure sponsorship with security sponsor

SecureWatch24, a Manhattan-based specialty security company, has bought the rights to become the Brooklyn Nets “presenting sponsor,” meaning that all Brooklyn Nets advertising and signage will be brought to you by SW24. The team signed a five-year deal with the company, according to the New York Post: The corporate sponsorship allows SW24 to piggyback on […]

Barclays Center’s rink layout shows it was not built for hockey

Barclays Center hockey

The New York Islanders will move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center following next season, which means a few structural changes for the arena. The above photo, which was tweeted and Instagrammed out by Barclays Center, shows how the layout will look for a hockey rink. As you can probably tell, it’s a little off. Barclays Center […]

Bikinis, Basketball, and Brooklyn?
Proposed bikini bar splits residents

Imagine this scenario: Down by two points in the final moments of an important basketball game in Brooklyn, Deron Williams penetrates the lane and kicks to a wide open Mirza Teletovic who fires off a shot at the buzzer! Somehow, it goes in! Pandemonium! Nets win by one! As everyone files out of the Barclays Center, there’s […]

Prokhorov moving Nets to Russia… Kind of

Mikhail Prokhorov

Russian billionaire playboy oligarch/Brooklyn Nets owner/heli-skiier/rapper/politician Mikhail Prokhorov received permission from the NBA to relocate the Nets ownership vehicle to Russia, a move that will allow him to comply with a new Russian law that bans some Russian officials from owning assets abroad. Prokhorov ran for Russian President while owner of the Nets in 2012 […]

2/3rds of Nets fans take public transit to Barclays Center, but local residents still skeptical

How did the first year of transit around Barclays Center go? Depends who you ask. (AP)

Critics of the Barclays Center construction counted “Carmageddon in Brooklyn” among their considerable list of project grievances. The fear was that a sizeable amount of the 15,000+ arena attendees would drive to the game, creating parking and traffic problems for an already busy area. But two-thirds of Nets fans used mass transit or walked to […]

Brett Yormark talks fan loyalty, Barclays, marketability

Brett Yormark talks fan loyalty, Barclays, marketability

In an interview with Prime Time Russia, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders, and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark spoke at length about the business side of the three entities that he controls. “Fan loyalty is critical,” Yormark said, “especially when you open up a building like the Barclays Center. It’s not difficult to get anyone […]

Most Brooklyn Nets Fans Aren’t From Brooklyn?

by MrNykes via Instagram

Judging from the number of Nets hats one sees in the streets of Kings County, it sure seems that the Brooklyn Nets have captured the imagination of Brooklyn. But there’s some statistical evidence that the Nets are not yet fully a Brooklyn team. First, just 16.7 percent of those who watched the Nets on YES […]