When the Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012, they were heavily criticized for the blandness of their logos and colors. While a simple black and white concept can work for some teams, the Nets jerseys did not express excitement for a new era. That lack of excitement however seems to have faded away.
In his SportsCastr News NBA stream, Matt Brooks takes a look at the new leaked jerseys. Inspired by Brooklyn artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, the jerseys featured an array of colors displayed over the typical black background. Matt mentions on his SportsCastr stream that Nets star, Kevin Durant, is apparently a fan of Basquiat’s work.
Following the analysis of the new jerseys, Matt also looks back at some of the Nets jerseys of old. From the Drazen Petrovic blue jerseys to the grey jerseys used in the time of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, the Nets have truly come a long way over the years.
NBA jerseys have undergone a major change in recent years. While leagues like the NFL have seemingly done more to limit what teams can do with jerseys, the NBA has encouraged creativity by implementing concepts like the City jerseys, which may not even use the normal color array of a team.
This embracing of outside the box jerseys can be helpful in building a fandom. After the Nets original jersey leak a few weeks ago, many on Twitter commented that they planned to buy a jersey, even though they didn’t even like the Brooklyn Nets as a team. Jersey sales in Brooklyn and Manhattan are sure to skyrocket after the recent releases. For all things NBA and, perhaps fashion, be sure to tune into Matt Brooks and his SportsCastr streams.Tags: Basquiat, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, Drazen Petrovic, Jean-Michel Basquiat, KD, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Manhattan, NBA, NBA Offseason, Nets, NFL, Paul Pierce, Petrovic, SCN, SCNNBA, SportsCastr, SportsCastr News Last modified: October 28, 2020