For throwback night, the Milwaukee Bucks are going all out by re-creating their old school ‘Mecca’ court from the 70’s glory days of their title title teams with the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabaar.
It would seem obvious that the Bucks didn’t just haul the old floor out of a storage unit after 40 plus years and put it together – they had an exact replica built according to the current NBA specs – but it apparently that was lost on Kyrie Irving.
In an interview at the Celtics shootaround, Irving expressed safety concerns over playing on such an old court.
“I’m all about safety, so we’ll see how it is on my knees, see how it is on everyone’s bodies.
I know this is a pretty older court and it looks like it’s fresh painted as well. I’m just going to do my assessment and go from there.”
“It took me three steps to realize this is not the same NBA court I’m used to playing on. We’ll see what’s up.”
Kyrie not thrilled with Mecca throwback court: “It took me 3 steps to realize this is not the same NBA court I’m used to playing on.” pic.twitter.com/UnFjSJDEsA
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) October 26, 2017
The Bucks tried to clear up the confusion by posting a video showing the process that went to into creating the replica court. Their Tweet is obviously directed at Kyrie.
Ultimately, there’s no reason for Irving to worry, the court is totally up to NBA standards and completely flat. Just like the Earth.
In case you need to tell someone…tonight’s #ReturntotheMECCA court is a brand new floor.
Here’s how we made it: pic.twitter.com/GjtsIDts2A
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 26, 2017