Nets unveil New Jersey-era throwback uniforms for 2020-21 season

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="When the Brooklyn Nets left New Jersey in 2012, the team re-branded it’s color scheme to black and white — much different from the vibrant blue and red that they had worn dating back to their time as the New York Nets of the ABA.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»23″>When the Brooklyn Nets left New Jersey in 2012, the team re-branded it’s color scheme to black and white — much different from the vibrant blue and red that they had worn dating back to their time as the New York Nets of the ABA. 

Many fans had hoped the team would come up with a New Jersey-era Nets throwback uniform since Nike took over the NBA’s uniform contract in 2018 and has designed throwbacks for other teams. Over the last two seasons, the Nets have worn their City Edition jerseys inspired by the late Brooklyn hip-hop artist, Notorious B.I.G.

New Jersey Nets fans can now rejoice, as the team unveiled its Classic Edition uniform for the 2020-21 season on Wednesday.

«The Nets are bringing back their fan-favorite uniform that features a tie-dye pattern. The colorful uniform proudly rocks NETS across the chest and harkens back to the 1990-91 Nets season,» the team wrote on their website.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Nets point guard Kyrie Irving spoke about what the new uniforms mean to him,&nbsp;growing up in New Jersey, and being a&nbsp;fan of the team.» data-reactid=»31″>Nets point guard Kyrie Irving spoke about what the new uniforms mean to him, growing up in New Jersey, and being a fan of the team.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content=""I'm excited to pay homage to some of the Nets legends that came before me," irving said. "Knowing that I was once a fan, and now I became part of it. Looking back on it, we got Drazen [Petrovic], you got Kenny Anderson, you got a few legends – Vince Carter, Julius Erving.&nbsp;And now we got the classic jerseys that we’re paying homage to just that. I’m grateful to be able to do it, and I’m honored to be able to do it."» data-reactid=»32″>»I’m excited to pay homage to some of the Nets legends that came before me,» irving said. «Knowing that I was once a fan, and now I became part of it. Looking back on it, we got Drazen [Petrovic], you got Kenny Anderson, you got a few legends – Vince Carter, Julius Erving. And now we got the classic jerseys that we’re paying homage to just that. I’m grateful to be able to do it, and I’m honored to be able to do it.»