Sunday, January 26, 2014

Arena: "We don’t pursue celebrities to attend Nets games’ (Uh-huh)

From the New York Post, Nets aren’t celeb stalkers:
In lieu [sic]of a report on the Garden’s longstanding active pursuit of celebrities to fill their front row for Knicks games, The Rumble called the Brooklyn Nets to ask their view on the celebrity scene at Barclays Center.
As with everything with these two rival franchises, it’s contrary.
“We don’t pursue celebrities to attend Nets games,’’ Barry Baum, the team’s chief communications officer at Barclays Center, told The Rumble. “It’s not our style. Celebrities that do come to Nets games pay for their seats. Whether you’re in the front row or last row, we treat everybody like a celebrity. We love when they come. But we won’t actively pursue them.’’
Baum said Chris Rock, Rihanna. Joe Girardi and David Beckham have been to Brooklyn games this season, and Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Strahan last year.
“We’re flattered celebrities wear our merchandise,’’ Baum said.
Um, if they don't pursue celebrities, why then did they give Jay-Z a suite? I guess that's classified as "pursue celebrities who happen to be micro-fractional owners."

They "treat everybody like a celebrity"? That's not what some black luxury box holders say in the lawsuit they filed last October.

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