It has been more than 10 years in the making, but finally, the “Brooklyn Nets” have arrived. The former New Jersey Nets have now officially moved across the Hudson River to Brooklyn. They began settling into their new neighbourhood Monday and finally unveiled the new colours and logo!
The Nets are moving into the $1 Billion Barclays Centre and from the sound of it, players and team personnel alike are glowing with excitement.
“Hello Brooklin,” said center Brook Lopez. “I’ve been waiting a long time to say that. It’s very exciting.”
Also present during the unveiling were coach Avery Johnson, General Manager Billy King, real estate developer and minority owner Bruce Ratner and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
“Today is a great day for Brooklyn its been on decade, 10 years, since I started discussing this with Marty. It’s taken 10 years, but they are officially the Brooklyn Nets,” said Ratner, whom endured his fair share of resistance from both legal and political parties when trying to build the new arena. “Ladies and gentleman, the curse of O’Malley is officially over today.”
The O’Malley family moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles following the 57′ season.
The nets are the first team in the NBA to be approved to wear black and white as their primary colour. The league normally tries to steer teams away from selecting black as their primary colour. Adam Silver, NBA deputy commissioner said that the colour scheme would work in the Brooklyn market and allowed the exception to be made.