Around the ‘Nets: Brooklyn rapper pens new Nets theme song

Here’s the latest Nets news and notes from around the ‘nets:

  • Today marks Day 2 of Nets training camp at Duke, as well as the day Mikhail Prokhorov is scheduled to arrive. It’s no secret that Prokhorov is working on a deal with Forest City Ratner to retain 100% ownership of the team, so he’ll assuredly be in town working on that. But knowing Prokhorov, I’d bet he’s got something else up his sleeve.

  • Lionel Hollins yelled at Ryan Boatright. Thaddeus Young: “I was just telling Boatright that Coach is tough, man. You’ve just got to pay attention and just learn everything on the fly. Sometimes you might think you are doing it the right way, but Coach might want you to be very specific on how he wants you to do it and he’s going to ride you. That’s the biggest thing. Just don’t let it get to you.”

  • The latest over-under for Nets wins this season: 28.5. I’m talking myself into the over. But this could be an ugly year, especially with that rough start to the schedule. As Matt Moore at CBS Sports notes, they have no reason to tank.

  • If the mandate is for Brook Lopez to put down the comic book, the Nets are gonna lose that mandate. (I don’t think it’s really a mandate.)

  • This year’s Brooklyn Nets theme song will come from a Brooklyn-born rapper. Check the video above. (The Nets stuff starts around the six-minute mark.)

    Torae, born and raised in Coney Island, was brought on to do the latest Nets joint, which will play on YES Network. He also did commercial voiceovers, which includes ones for Thaddeus Young, Brook Lopez, Joe Johnson, and then one for the entire team. The song hasn’t been released yet. Torae grew up a Knicks fan, but calls himself “thoroughbred Brooklyn.” Watch to find out what he says he bleeds. (H/T AllHipHop.)

  • Sporting News ranked the NBA’s top 15 centers… and Brook Lopez doesn’t crack the top 10.