Type “Nets.com” into your internet search bar and you likely expect to see something about that basketball team from Brooklyn. Not so.
Instead, “Nets.com” redirects to this:
That’s right. The Brooklyn Nets (formerly of New Jersey with a roster full of former Celtics) don’t actually own Nets.com. Whoever does has quite the sense of humor. Unlike “Spurs.com” or “Heat.com” which both redirect to their respective team’s NBA website or “BrooklynNets.com,” which redirects to the official NBA.com home of the Nets, “Nets.com” redirects to the official NBA.com home of the Boston Celtics.
The best part is, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Deadspin reported in late 2012 that “Nets.com” redirected to the Knicks’ All-Star ballot. Before that, the site displayed a bizarre picture of Mark Cuban sticking his tongue out at the camera beside text that read:
“Looking for the New Jersey Nets?
Looking for the Brooklyn Nets?
They’re not here…but they SHOULD be.
After all, there’s just one team:
Who knows what other shenanigans the tricksters at “Nets.com” have up their sleeves, but it is interesting that billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov hasn’t done anything to stop them by buying the domain name. Until he does, it seems that there is no end to the trolling.