Is the Name of God Embedded in Barclays Center Court?

Posted on: December 18th, 2012 at 10:24 am by

Friends in attendance at the recently-unveiled Barclays Center for University of Michigan hoops Saturday evening sent along an interesting photo. One for the holidays. If hordes of believers claim to see Jesus or the Virgin Mary in unusual places (e.g. tree bark, toast, etc.), why not the Hebrew name of God embedded (Jehovah) in the floor of the basketball court? Perhaps the Brooklyn Nets could use a bit of divine intervention in their inaugural season…

Check out center court. From an upside-down perspective, the 3D-cutout loops of the B seem to form the two Hebrew letters of “Yod-Hey,” together the biblical abbreviation for God. Could this be some sort of insider shout-out to the local Brooklyn Jewish community? Or maybe a nod to minority owner (< 1%) Jay-Z’s hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”? More than likely, though, it’s probably just another instance of “illusory perception.”

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