RIP, BrooklyKnight, the Nets’ Terrible (and Terribly Creepy) Pun-Based Mascot

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BROOKLYN, NY - DECEMBER 25:  The Brooklyn Knight of the Brooklyn Nets takes the court before the game against the Boston Celtics on December 25, 2012 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Other than sounding like Brooklynite, a word no one really uses, the cheesy superhero BrooklyKnight had more to do with a porn star than it did with a team called the Nets. "We put a lot of effort into the BrooklyKnight," the team announced mercifully today, "but we've decided to go in a different direction." It's for the best.

Seriously, look at this thing:

The Brooklyn Nets mascot the Brooklyn Knight performs during a a game between the Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, February 5, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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Listed at six two, 210 pounds, landing at Barclays Center via the School of Hard Knocks (seriously?), the "Power Ranger-esque" character may not even be replaced. (Nets does not exactly lend itself to cool mascot options, and clearly the imaginations over there are lacking.)

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03:  (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)  The 'Brooklyn Knight', mascot of the Brooklyn Nets , is introduced before a game against the Toronto Raptors at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The Nets defeated the Raptors 107-100 to win the first regular season game to be played at the new Barclays Center. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The BrooklyKnight lasted two seasons, and history will not remember him, except for maybe this: