Jay-Z christened the new Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets, with a the first of eight concerts on Friday (Sept. 28) night. Hova came dressed for the event, alright. The "Empire State of Mind" rapper swapped his usual t-shirt and jeans and showed off the new Nets jersey.
Just in time too. Today, the black and white jerseys hit stores -- the Nets Shop by adidas at Barclays Center, Netsstore.com, the NBAStore.com, Modell and the NBA store -- with a price tag ranging from $60 - $250. With Brooklyn stamped across the front, the jersey also includes a herringbone detail on the side that was inspired by the same pattern on Barclays basketball court. Other gear available includes everything from hats to socks and watches.
“The inaugural event at Barclays Center, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, was the perfect time to reveal the new Nets jersey and there was no one more fitting than Brooklyn’s own JAY Z to do it,” said Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “The jersey’s black and white color scheme and classic look speaks to the rich history of Brooklyn and we anticipate Brooklyn Nets fans proudly sporting our jerseys throughout the borough and all over the world.”
The Nets play their first official game against their crosstown rivals, the New York Knicks, on Nov. 1.