Despite the combined might of David Alan Grier, the ghost of Deron Williams, and the rotting corpse of Brooklyn Knight, the Brooklyn Nets are down 2-0 in their first round NBA playoffs series against the Atlanta Hawks. The first home game at Barclays Center just kicked off at 3 p.m., and the excitement throughout the borough is truly infectious!

I mean, if you squint, you can sort of see it?


Seems like there's more protestors than nets fans at Barclays.. Sign of lack of #playoffs enthusiasm?

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Sure, there's a bit of cognitive dissonance happening right now.

At least everyone who is there is making the most of a mediocre game of playoff basketball.

There are other, more compelling things to watch if you aren't there.

But hey, being a Nets fan right now is still better than being a Knicks fan, forced to nibble on scintillating crumbs like 'Derek Fisher thinks Brad Stephens is a good coach' and 'Knicks to pursue big name free agent.' Appreciate what you have, Nets fans, because before you know it, you might find yourselves donning paper bags too.

Or at the very least, appreciate the excellent food options at Barclays! That alone is worth the trip to Atlantic Avenue.