SeatGeek is all in my podcasts now and it’s irritating because I’ve already gotten that 20% discount where I type in the host’s initials so at this point it’s like Hey I get it but you gotta give me some space. I’ve been checking their site for Nets tickets. It’s a longish walk but I can hoof it to Barclays from where I live. They got that True Religion up there. You can see Russell Westbrook Jr. and Russell Westbrook Sr. smiling about that $85 million extension in the window display. That’s a door down from the Modell’s that’s trying to get people to buy Rose T-shirt jerseys.
Barclays looks like a 22nd century whale with a couple unmarked football fields on its back. Scalpers don’t much bother outside there anymore. The nosebleeds are pretty consistently around the $13 to $14 mark. I remember last year at one point I checked and you could get a ticket for $9. As of Sunday, October 23rd, the leader in the cheapest ticket clubhouse goes to the Wiz. They come to town on December 5th. Tickets start at $12. If that’s sad, when the Nets go on the road it can get downright dismal. They’re at New Orleans on January 20th. Act now and you can see that game at the historic Smoothie King Center for all of $8. Give it some time and Tom Benson might pay you to go.
It’s a good place to watch a game, Barclays. There’s a nice amount of quality concessions stands and you don’t have to go on a five minute walk to get to a bathroom. If the Nets were even just okay it would be amazing, but they’re starting Trevor Booker. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy a dude who tries to put an opposing player on blast via Twitter, especially when the blaster isn’t as good as the player he’s trying to blast. I’m into pointless bluster and I dig hate when I’m not involved. Issue is, Booker starting at the 4 doesn’t bring me tidings of comfort and joy when it comes to entertainment value. You want Booker to be, like, your third big off the bench? Maybe your second. Maybe. But your starter at the four? I mean, this ain’t Clemson.
I don’t mean to say they shouldn’t be starting him. They don’t have many other options. You either trot him out there with the first five or you roll out the bones of Luis Scola. If you had a sense of humor you’d throw Anthony Bennett in there with the 1’s, but I get not trying to send people into mass hysteria. You could maybe Twin Apartment Complex it with Brook Lopez at the five and Justin Hamilton at the four, or you could downsize and put Rondae Hollis Jefferson, one of the few probable bright spots for this team, or Bojan Bogdanovich, serviceable and true, at power forward, but that all sort of seems like trying to stop the Titanic from sinking by plugging a glacier sized hole with a couple rolls of toilet paper and prayer. I don’t know what the answer is is what I’m saying. I guess I’m also saying it’s hilarious theirs is Trevor Booker.