On Thursday, the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks will play a throwback game; the Bucks have painted their floor to look like their old-school “MECCA” court:
Here’s a panoramic view of the court the Celtics and Bucks will play on tonight at the old MECCA pic.twitter.com/G6ZBMBnsNV
— Marc D’Amico (@Marc_DAmico) October 26, 2017
Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving seems to have had a slight misconception about this whole idea, and appears to believe that rather than just painting the floor, the Bucks opted to somehoe replace their stadium’s floor with the physical floor from 30-plus years ago.
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
What don’t you understand about this, Kyrie?
Sterling Archer voice: Well, obviously the core concept.
The Bucks subtweeted Irving shortly afterwards:
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
Don’t worry, Kyrie. This floor is actually the same. This is, in fact, the exact same NBA court that you’re used to playing on.