Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving expressed concerns about the court the Milwaukee Bucks were using for "Return to the MECCA" at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, appearing to believe the Bucks were bringing back the actual court the Bucks played on at their former arena between 1977-1988. "I'm all about safety, so we'll see how it is on my knees, see how it is on everyone's bodies," Irving noted, per Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com. "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." The Bucks, however, are using a replica court that has been painted to resemble the original in celebration of their 50th year as a franchise. But after being informed of that fact, Irving maintained that something felt off to him while he walked over the court during shootaround.
Kyrie Irving Thought Bucks Were Using Original 'Mecca' Court, Not Replica
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