Last week, the Milwaukee Bucks revealed that for one night only, they would play on a court painted like their former home court, the MECCA, at the building that once had the name.
That one night is Thursday against the Boston Celtics, and one member of the Celtics (who has been skeptical of many things in the past) seemingly thinks he’ll be playing on the original MECCA court and not a new court with a retro paint scheme.
Kyrie Irving, take it away!
“I’m all about safety, so we’ll see how it is on my knees, see how it is on everyone’s bodies,” said Irving. “I know this is a pretty older court and it looks like it’s fresh painted as well. I’m just going to do my assessment and go from there.”
When a reporter suggested it’s a newer court that was simply painted, Irving remained skeptical.
“It took me three steps to realize this is not the same NBA court I’m used to playing on,” said Irving. “We’ll see what’s up.”
The Bucks haven’t played at the MECCA since 1988, and the building hasn’t even been known as the MECCA since 1995.
If the Celtics lose, Kyrie already has an excuse – the damn court was 30 years old and he just couldn’t play on it.