Now, the Nets will officially announce tomorrow that they'll play five games this season in an alternate sleeved jersey that pays homage to Brooklyn's Dodger roots, a team official confirmed to The Brooklyn Game.
ESPN's Darren Rovell had the original report:
Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets will first wear the blue and grey sleeved jerseys for the game against the Boston Celtics on March 21 and will wear them for four other games, to be called "Brooklyn Blue Nights," before the season is over.
The Nets' dance team, the Brooklynettes, will also have costumes that pay tribute to Brooklyn's past on those nights.
The Nets will sell the blue and grey jersey at retail, with prices ranging from $50 to $110. Player T-shirts will cost $32.
JOE MARCUS JOHNSON DOES IT AGAIN!!!
With the game tied 93-93 and just 5.8 seconds left on the clock, the Nets came out of their timeout with a play drawn up for Joe Johnson. Even though Deron Williams was on fire and scored 29 points, 18 in the second half, it was obvious that the Nets were going to their late-game hero.
Whether you know him by Joe Cool, Sniper Joe, Iso Joe, or JJ, Johnson stunned a sold-out crowd in Oklahoma City when he drained a buzzer-beating jumper over one of the NBA's best shot-blockers in Serge Ibaka. The Nets showed tenacity and composure while down 16 points to one of the premier teams in the NBA.
Hello Brooklyn and Hello 2014!
The Nets may be down 66-77 against the Oklahoma City Thunder to start the third quarter, but Deron Williams is showing no signs of giving up. After three quarters of play, D-Will has put up a respectable 22 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.
After Paul Pierce hit a tough jumper with 0.9 seconds left to cut the Thunder lead to 14, D-Will intercepted a half-court pass and quickly threw up the prayer.
It was answered.