Hailed in:Fort Greene
“They’re getting rid of the Knight? Oh man, I didn’t hear that. (Were you a fan?) I went to a couple games and I thought it was cool. Kids seemed to like it. You know I follow the Nets, but I’m not a big sports guy. Do all sports teams have mascots? I’m not sure we really need one. What would be cool is if Jay-Z was the mascot. If he sang a couple songs each game, that would be a Brooklyn experience. Jay-Z and Beyoncé.”
Hailed in: Park Slope
Hails from:El Salvador
“Well mascots are usually animals, right? What animal is Brooklyn known for? (Laughs) The only thing I can really think of is the rat. The Brooklyn Rats. That actually doesn’t sound bad, but that’s probably not a good idea. (It sounds like the bad guy in a Mighty Ducks movie.) Yeah, you’re right. Ugh, Nets is such a dumb name for a team. Just have more cheerleaders.”
Hailed in: Chelsea
“There’s never been a cool sports mascot. Even the ones people like, like the [Philadelphia Phillie] Phanatic, are kind of dumb. The Nets should probably just have local bands or comics perform, or people wearing Brooklyn clothes can run around and lead cheers. You’d probably have people saying the team’s mascot was the Brooklyn Hipster, but that’d be better than most. Better than the Yankee Dandy, at least.”
“Oh, I don’t know. A tiger? A lion? Something tough where the person can run around? Or, just rip off Mr. Met and put a basketball on his head rather than a baseball. Mr. Net.