Originally published, 11:16AM: This is a picture from an eBay listing. It seems to jibe with the previous reports we've heard about: sleeves, with the player's number on the left sleeve. Also, I had heard from a source that the front of the jersey would feature an enlarged logo, not a wordmark like I originally suspected.
So let’s get this straight: An official game-used jersey could read “King James” for LeBron James. That’s not too crazy. In fact, with this marketing and globalization of the NBA, it’s actually a smart marketing tool. I am not surprised by this at all.
And people might get upset about it and I get it. I would prefer that they don’t do it but it’s not something that’s new to professional sports. The XFL has done it before. Major League Baseball has done it before.
And as you can see by the photo to the right, the NBA has done it before too. It’s pretty fun and it really embraces the individuality of the players in the NBA. And the NBA is the most individual, self-promoting professional league in sports anyway.
I prefer they didn’t, but for one game, I am not against it.
If you know your celebrity history, you know that Kris Humphries and Lamar Odom were once brother-in-laws. So when they ended up together for a jump ball last night, the crowd also recognized the momentousness occasion.
Thanks to the Kardashian family, these two will forever be linked in some odd way. And this jump ball was just something amazing. (Plus now there are rumors that Khloe is hooking up with The Game?)
There hasn’t been this much love for a jump ball since Jeremy Lin’s NBA debut.
It’s a simple black jersey with Brooklyn written across the front. No complicated patterns or anything. The white jersey is expected to be an exact mirror of this set. This is what the shorts look like.
If these are the new Nets uniforms, their new set looks like something you could order off East Bay for your local sports team. No piping down either the the jersey or shorts. It doesn’t appear to be any logo on the shorts either. It’s just a simple white text on the jersey and I would assume the home whites will be the exact mirror reflection.
Maybe I am a little too critical sometimes, but my perception of athletes are usually predicated on their actions away from the game, then their game itself. So with all the whining and complaining Dwight Howard has made about being unhappy about being with Orlando over the past couple years, I really feel like he’s just a big baby.
First of all, I never even was a fan of his game. He’s terrible at free throws and his offensive game is not that good. He has great ability to block shots and dunk because of his size, but I would never build my team around him. He’s so bulky up top and doesn’t really impress me on the floor.
So it doesn’t help that I am not impressed by his game and then this whole saga about being traded continues to hover over his image. I know sports is a business and players have the right to look for new opportunities. But there’s a way to do it and Howard has done it all wrong.
A couple days ago the Nets held a tryout and Adam Morrison was part of the crew of players there. After some time away from the NBA playing overseas, the former third overall pick showed up hoping to get one more chance at the NBA.
Some team has to sign him. The benches haven’t been the same without him. And most importantly, his new hair, goatee or whatever he’s trying to look like is a much needed facelift the NBA needs.
According to Deadspin, we might have our first look at the new Brooklyn Nets logo. As you can see by the photo, it has the same shield design that was teased by the team.
In fact, it looks to be a very simplified version of their current logo. It’s not overly complicated as the font and the simple basketball gives a lot of homage to their New Jersey days but gives itself a new identity in itself.
But at the very end, they did a silhouette of what appears to be their new logo. As you can see by the screenshot, it’s a shield-type logo. This apparently could be a sneak peek at what the new Brooklyn Nets will look like.