When the Nets moved to Brooklyn, they & Barclays Center paid particular attention to their Brooklyn professional sports history. They planting the “Jackie Robinson Flagpole,” the original flagpole from Ebbets Field (of Brooklyn Dodgers fame) in front of the Daily News Plaza. They invited Brooklyn Dodgers stars of yore to the team’s home games.
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.