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

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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:

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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.)

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The BrooklyKnight lasted two seasons, and history will not remember him, except for maybe this:

RIP, BrooklyKnight, the Nets’ Terrible Mascot