Nets Drop BrooklyKnight Mascot, Say He ‘Didn’t Work Out’
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Nets fans will be saying good night to the BrooklyKnight.
The Nets have decided to do away with their 2-year-old mascot, whom the team cast as a superhero.
“Ready to rise from the floorboards of the Barclays Center whenever a challenger comes calling, the BrooklyKnight knows it won’t be long before he’s needed again,” the team website says. “Eternal guardian of the Nets, BrooklyKnight draws strength from the beating heart of the borough that birthed him, passion for your team and your arena given form. He responds to your calls, the rumble of Brooklyn’s collective energy directing him where he’s needed most.”
BrooklyKnight made an unforgettable and dramatic entrance from the ceiling on opening night in 2012, but since then, the fans have not been able to connect with the metal-covered superhero created by Marvel comics.
The team has also received complaints of the mascot frightening young kids.
A team official said the Nets “had to face reality that he didn’t work out,” CBS 2 reported.
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