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NO. 26 Jay-Z served as an executive producer for NBA2K13, which
is the latest version of popular video game NBA2K12.
NO. 27 Mark Cuban, always good for a quote, said about the Nets: “I hope the stadium works, I hope they do a great job and I hope the team sucks.”
NO. 28 Former Nets power forward Deshawn Stevenson, who was recently traded to the Atlanta Hawks, had an ATM in his kitchen.
NO. 29 Jay-Z plans to open a 40/40 club in the luxury sections of Barclays center which will serve drinks until 2am.
NO. 30 C.J. Watson was valedictorian at his Evangelist high school.
NO. 31 Barclays has hired the Disney Institution to teach arena employees proper customer service.
NO. 32 Barclays spokesman Barry Baum says it requires about 850 employees to run a Nets game.
NO. 33 The Barclays Center is just across the street from the proposed site where the Dodgers would’ve played if they’d stayed in Brooklyn. Sigh.
NO. 34 Classic Brooklyn restaurants will sell their wares at games (Nathan’s hot dogs, Juniors’ cheesecake]. According to Baum, “Food is to Brooklyn as Brooklyn is to Basketballs.” We’re not really sure what that means, but we like each of those words.
NO. 35 Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire who owns 80 percent of the Nets, hires film crews to record him doing back flips on jet skis which he then sets
NO. 36 Prokhorov doesn’t own a computer.
NO. 37 Oh and he wants to rap with Jay-Z. Maybe. Fingers crossed.
NO. 38 Prokhorov also works out several hours a day and could probably take Mark Cuban.