So for the record, the Brooklyn Nets have never owned Nets.com, so this isn’t as shocking as some are making it out to be. BUT for those that don’t know about it, whoever does own the domain has been (see here) & is having some fun with it. So where does it take you now? To another team and yes, there’s a motivation behind it. Think about the Nets newest additions.
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Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are two of the most iconicBoston Celtics of the past decade. These two bleed Celtic Green, and it makes sense that the Nets would take on some of the Celtics’ team culture after trading for Pierce and KG.
But… did anybody expect that this culture change would be so pervasive that typing in “Nets.com” in your search bar would lead you directly to Boston’s official team page on NBA.com? Did you think that a Google search of “Nets.com” would yield a top result of that Celtics team page?
That is exactly what happened Saturday, as the owner of the Nets.com domain decided to play an epic prank on BK’s finest.
The most surprising aspect of this entire story is that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and his billions have not been able to pry away the Nets.com domain from whoever this Internet prankster is. If Prokhorov is willing to pay upwards of $180 million in salary plus luxury taxes next season, he should be able to fork over the cash to purchase Nets.com. Whoever is behind all of these shenanigans must be messing with Prokhorov and the Nets franchise for non-monetary reasons.