Nets CEO on Knicks’ “BKLYN” shirts: “Thanks for promoting our brand”


The New York Knicks, an NBA team based in Manhattan, wore “Brooklyn”-style warm-up shirts before their game Tuesday night, honoring “Brooklyn Night” at Madison Square Garden. (They’ve honored the other boroughs on special nights as well.) The shirts bear a “BKLYN” emblem across the front of a basketball:

It’s a bit confusing; I’ve seen various blue-and-orange Brooklyn gear and black-and-white Knicks gear around the borough that appears to be promoting both teams at once, and the only thing that separates this is that Knicks players are wearing it.

But the Nets were able to get in one dig about the shirts, via Marc Berman of the New York Post:

Asked for comment, Nets CEO Brett Yormark quipped in a statement directed at the Knicks: “Thanks for promoting our brand.”

Hey, both teams could use some promotion: the Nets are 17-44 and do not have a first-round draft pick this year, while the Knicks are in free fall, having lost 15 of their last 18 games.

New York Post — Knicks take swipe at Nets’ territory with warmup shirts