The much anticipated official opening of Barclays Center went down on Friday night with Jay-Z opening up the building with his first of eight concerts. Not only did Barclays become official, but so did the Brooklyn Nets uniforms with Jay-Z taking the stage with a personalized jersey with the number 4 on it. After some previous leaks thanks to NBA 2K13 and an alleged adidas employee tweeting a pic, all of the guessing is now gone and we now know what the jerseys look like without a doubt.
I’m a huge fan of the simplicity and black and white color scheme, although there still seems to be some detractors out there on the interwebs. However, I have a theory they’re really New York Knicks fans trolling as Nets fans just to hate for the sake of hating. To reference Jay’s good friend and Kim Kardashian sucka, Kanye West, I guess the Nets just need to watch the money pile up. And if the amount of Nets merchandise I’ve seen around the NYC area is any indication, the pile is getting high.
And it’s about to get higher because not only did Jay-Z reveal the jerseys, they’re now on sale. I’m still conflicted on which player’s jersey I should get as I’m considering Deron Williams or Brook Lopez. Eh, I’ll figure it out. In any case, check below for some more pictures of HOV with his Nets jersey on in all its glory.
And if you’re wondering why Shawn Carter is wearing the number 4 on his jersey, check what the Daily Mail says about it:
The baby’s middle name Ivy may be in reference to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s love of the number 4. They married on April 4, 2008, Beyoncé’s latest album is called 4 and the couple have matching tattoos of the roman numeral for 4 – IV – on their wedding fingers. Beyoncé and Jay-Z were also born on September 4 and December 4 respectively.
Who knew? It’s a pretty cool little tidbit to learn, don’t you agree? So, anyway, should I go with the D-Will or Bropez jersey? Maybe I should get one with a number I hold dear to my heart and is full of meaning like Jay-Z’s choice. Yeah, I think that’s the way to go… definitely getting 3.14 because I love eating pie so much. DONE!