The Brooklyn Nets will ball on a herringbone-patterned court this season, which opens up the debate: Which court is cooler, the timeless Boston Garden parquet, or Brooklyn’s herringbone? The Nets’ court consists of 240 panels each measuring 4-feet wide, 7-feet long and 185 pounds; they took two weeks to construct, utilizing specialized milled lumber. The court takes four hours to assemble. Don’t know about you, but I actually like the pattern. Reminiscent of the Toronto Raptors, no?
But if it comes down to a cage match between the herringbone and the parquet, there’s no question which floor comes out on top. The parquet is the single most recognizable basketball floor in the history of basketball floors. It body slams the herringbone, pulverizes it, turns it into sawdust.
Give me the parquet any day, it wins hands down, although I’m certainly going to enjoy watching our Celtics running, gunning and defending on the Nets’ herringbone pattern.
Our Celtics look good on any surface, playing under any conditions.