Ever since news broke that the Islanders’ secondary banners would not make the trip to Barclays Center, some fans have begun groaning that the Isles are second-class citizens in their new home; that their 25-year lease is simply an imposition on the building that would rather host the Nets 41 games a year and use the building for concerts the remaining nights. That logic is flawed. Here’s why.Well, as one commenter pointed out, "In an arena built for basketball, with an off centre scoreboard for hockey and many seats with poor sight lines for hockey, it's hard to make this case."
It’s the Islanders, not the Nets, that are the headline attraction at Barclays Center.
It’s not really debatable. One team is young, promising and on the rise. The other is a decrepit pool of despair.
Others noted that the Brooklyn Nets get the first choice of home dates. And another noted the Nets are not done reshuffling their squad.