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Brooklyn Nets to wear Brooklyn Dodgers-inspired alternate jerseys

Jan 23, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

The new NBA sleeved-jerseys are generally pretty terrible, but the Brooklyn Nets have found a nifty way to use the concept while paying homage to the Brooklyn Dodgers, who called the borough home until 1957. Here’s a look at Joe Johnson wearing one of them:

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, it’s all part of what will be called “Brooklyn Blue Nights” at the Barclays Center. We’ll see the jerseys for the first time on March 21 when the Nets play the Boston Celtics.

  1. thebigwhitecat - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    The Dodgers never wore block lettering. They wore script. That shirt that Johnson is wearing looks like it’s from six dollar tees.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      They look like Barclays English Premiere League Soccer Jerseys.

    • asimonetti88 - Jan 24, 2014 at 12:28 AM

      the NBA sleeve jerseys all look like pajamas

      • Kevin S. - Jan 24, 2014 at 5:39 AM

        And baseball unis don’t?

  2. Dogsweat - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:44 PM

    Put in script, then it will look authentic.

    • km9000 - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      I agree. But even without that change, it looks an awful lot like the referees’ uniforms.

  3. fanofevilempire - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Dodgers ran out on Brooklyn and this Russian fool thinks the fans want the Dodgers inspired
    baseball jersey for a basketball team, almost as foolish as a idiot owner of a Queens baseball
    team that built a Dodgers inspired replica for his !team. Only in NYC

    • pjmitch - Jan 24, 2014 at 12:39 AM

      As a Met fan, I love this comment. Thanks Fanof….

      • fanofevilempire - Jan 24, 2014 at 7:22 AM

        I hope you guys tear up the NL East, make some noise in Queens.

  4. bigwii - Jan 24, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    That’s the best thing they’ve done that’s pretty cool. And I’m a Boston fan, Go Jackie and Branch Rickey

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 24, 2014 at 7:24 AM

      The place is nice but I would rather they did something for themselves as opposed to
      some replica that reflects the Dodgers. I don’t hate on their players and fans.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 24, 2014 at 7:28 AM

      The place is cool, been there and they did a great job.
      I like Fenway too, I hope it stands forever.

  5. crnvic847 - Jan 24, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    They look like NBA referees!

  6. frank35sox - Jan 24, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    I mean–I guess? Why not at least have red numbers on the front if that’s really what they are trying to do?

  7. csbanter - Jan 24, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Brooklyn went decades without a team to call its own, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Nets paying homage to the past. Stop hating.

  8. nymets4ever - Jan 24, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Too bad the jerseys won’t make Pierce or Garnett any younger

    • asimonetti88 - Jan 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      or Jason Kidd any less clueless

      • jimeejohnson - Jan 25, 2014 at 12:51 PM

        Nets are better than the Lakers.

  9. sdelmonte - Jan 24, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    As a baseball fan, I like this. Even if not everyone in NYC has let bygones be bygones yet. And even though Brooklyn Dodger nostalgia came close to swallowing Citi Field.

    As a basketball fan (albeit of the Knicks), I like this better than the bland black and white uniforms, I don’t like the sleeved look, and i am so tired of alternate uniforms that exist only to sell to the fans. (BTW, Craig, did you see Paul Lukas’s feature on the 10 or so throwback uniforms that the Cubs are wearing this season? Talk about overkill, even if some of them are pretty cool.)

  10. shawndc04 - Jan 24, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    If they really want to be accurate, the name should be Nets, and the number should be red and located just under the left nipple.

  11. babyfarkmcgeezax - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    The NBA is fixed

  12. hisgirlgotburrelled - Jan 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    “Brooklyn Nets to wear NBA Referee-inspired alternate jerseys”

    That is way more accurate of a title.

  13. johnnycantread - Jan 24, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Will the number “42″ be available?

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