So Round One of the Battle of New York went to the Nets last night. Befitting two teams that are now tied for first place, it was a hell of a battle, even stretching into overtime, which is fun to watch but hard on your wallet as you have to buy the obligatory “overtime beer” if you’re sitting watching at a bar. Of course, it also gives you more time to be funny on Twitter, which plenty of people watching were.
People took issue with the way the Nets celebrated
How do they not blare Run This Town at Barclays Center at the end of that game? Epic fail by the Nets. I’ve lost faith in the NBA. — Corey Masisak(@cmasisak22) November 27, 2012
Nets fans doing the “Broooo-klyyyyn” chant “Daaa-ryyyyll”-style, sound like Knicks fans making fun of Brooklyn. — Steve Kandell (@SteveKandell) November 27, 2012
And how they do business
We’ll get back to you on that affordable housing. RT @brettyormark Start believing brooklyn. You have a team to be proud of. More to come.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) November 27, 2012
Bruce Ratner’s mom must be very proud. RT @s_c_ The city is under new management.
— CSTB (@cstbtweet) November 27, 2012
A Knicks fan offered a compromise
Let’s just call it a tie and split ownership of New York City evenly!
— Seth Rosenthal (@seth_rosenthal) November 27, 2012
This joke will never not be funny to a certain generation of people
Not that this is his fault, but I continue to be intrigued by the idea of swapping out Steve Novak for his nonunion UMich equivalent Zack.
— Tim Marchman (@timmarchman) November 27, 2012
Honestly, given the state of the Mets, Queens would probably welcome this
@brokelyn loser automatically becomes a team from Queens.
— Rene Trejo Jr. (@srslywtf_) November 27, 2012
For those of you who aren’t sports fans: factoids like this are standard in sports coverage
The Nets remain undefeated in games attended by Jay-Z and Beyonce. — Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) November 27, 2012
Frank Isola brought the pain and risked getting bit
Brooklyn’s own Marv Albert is calling tonight’s historic game. Marv attended Lincoln High School…in fact, I think Lincoln was a classmate — Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 27, 2012
Yes, which is why the city’s official motto was changed to “Fuggedaboutit”
And everybody clowned on Brook Lopez. Poor, 7-foot millionaire Brook Lopez…
Brook Lopez is like if a T-Rex could sew. — Seth Rosenthal (@seth_rosenthal) November 27, 2012
Can someone please GIF what just happened with Brook Lopez?
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) November 27, 2012
Does Brook Lopez drink at Hank’s? Asking for a fan.
— Tim Donnelly (@timdonnelly) November 27, 2012
Brook Lopez looks like an enormous inflated Justin Timberlake.
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) November 27, 2012