BREAKING THEM OUT: Next Friday. Celtics vs. Nets.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 22, 2019
The Brooklyn Nets have officially unveiled their 2019-20 Nike City Edition uniform featuring the Bed-Stuy neighborhood.
Since moving almost a decade ago the Brooklyn Nets have been, in all regards, one of the best when it comes to dope team apparel. Over the past few days, NBA teams have been unveiling their City Edition uniforms via social media.
On Thursday night, the Nets did the same.
Last season, the Nets put themselves at the forefront of the league’s jersey wars when they unveiled their Notorious B.I.G.-inspired City Edition uniforms. It was black with the traditional white “BROOKLYN” across the chest and was accented with the iconic colors of rapper Biggie Smalls’ Coogie sweater.
The Nets would call the design “Brooklyn Camo.” The jersey was a smashing hit, which led many clamoring for the white version.
Well, the Nets listened with the addition of a new twist.
At an event held in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant area, the Nets unveiled their latest City Edition jersey. When the countdown clock hit zero, the camera turned to show curtains being pulled back revealing Nets center DeAndre Jordan donning the team’s new threads. Jordan stepped forward rocking a crisp new white jersey.
It was accented with the Brooklyn Camo running down the side of the jersey and on the shoulders. However, the big difference in this year’s jersey from last year’s was that instead of “BROOKLYN” across the chest, it read “BED-STUY.” The font used for the ‘BED STUY” is in the signature graffiti style of Brooklyn-based artist Eric Haze.
The “BED STUY” across the chest pays homage to the Bedford-Stuyvesant part of Brooklyn which is also the area in which Biggie grew up.
Over the past few years, the Nets have fully embraced Biggie as a part of their image. From Biggie inspired apparel and merchandise to Biggie’s music prominently played throughout the game. Brooklyn also released a video via social media displaying Nets players wearing the new threads.
This is the second alternate jersey the Nets have unveiled. Before the season, the Nets released their Statement Edition jersey which was also designed by Eric Haze.
The City Edition uniforms will be worn for the first time on Nov. 29 against the Boston Celtics. In total, the Nets will wear the “White Brooklyn Camo” 19 times this season.