The Battle of the Boroughs between the Nets and Knicks stems from the two teams proximity and is one of only two in town rivalries in the NBA. The Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012 has only added heat to the already fairly intense rivalry between the teams as the Nets have moved even closer to Knicks turf after having played in New Jersey for their first 36 NBA seasons. There is always quite a bit of trash talking between these two teams, so you’ll be in for a treat when attending a game between these two Big Apple teams.
The Nets-Raptors rivalry dates back to 2004 when the Raptors traded Vince Carter to the Nets. Since then these two Atlantic Division teams have met in the playoffs several times, with their most recent contest in 2014 going to seven games. Things are usually pretty tense when these two get together, so don’t miss it when the Raptors come to town.
Nets Stadium Guide
The Barclays Center is designed to give the Nets as much of a home court advantage as possible, and while the Nets haven’t found a lot of success on the court so far, the arena does manage to give fans the feeling that they’re in action. The steep angle of the seats in both the upper and lower bowl put fans right on top of the action allowing all of your heckling to be heard on the court. The arena also offers a one of a kind lighting system that draws all your attention to the action.
With the arena drawing fans into what’s going on the court, it’s a good thing that the Nets provide some of the most comprehensive in-game entertainment in the league. The team has an in-game host, dance team, drum line, and hype team, all of which will keep you entertained throughout the game.
It’s not just the in-game atmosphere, and entertainment that makes attending a Nets game an exceptional experience, the food inside the Barclays Center is also top notch. In addition to the traditional stadium fare of hotdogs and burgers, you’ll find local favorites like Brooklyn Bangers, Butcher Shop, and Williamsburg Pizza so don’t be afraid to come to the arena hungry and chow down.
The Nets provide an outstanding in-game experience that you wouldn’t want to miss so during your next visit to New York stop at the Barclays Center.
The Barclays Center’s theater style lighting scheme allows fans to focus all their attention on the court. The arena’s unique lighting system draws all your attention to the court so that you won’t miss any of the action during your visit.
The Taste NY Bar is located in the arena’s main entrance and is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends before the game. The bar features a variety of New York beers, wine, and spirits allowing you the chance to taste some local drinks.
If you want to experience an upscale dining experience while at the game then make sure to check out The 40/40 Club & Restaurant on Suite Level A. Not only does The 40/40 Club & Restaurant give you a great view of all the action on the ice, it also has 36 TVs so you can keep track of all the action going on around the league.
Mr. Whammy is a Nets superfan who has been coming out the support the nets for 15 years and has been taunting free throw shooters for even longer. Watch the visiting team brick free throw after free throw thanks to Mr. Whammy’s unmissable presence.
The Brooklynettes are the official Nets dance team and an important part of the Nets game day experience. Make sure to keep your eyes on the court during breaks in the action as you wouldn’t want to miss the Brooklynettes incredible performances.
The Nets in-arena host, Ally Love, does an outstanding job of hyping the team and getting everyone involved in the action. Don’t worry if you arrive at the game a bit tired since Ally will be sure to get you on your feet and cheering for the Nets.
Team Hype perform a variety of in-game stunts including break dancing and dunking. This group of talented individuals will keep you pumped up even during the breaks in the action and put on a show of their own that’s worth the price of admission.