On Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets unveiled their “Stars and Stripes” Classic Edition uniforms for the 2022-23 season. During the ABA era, the jerseys were first played 50 years ago in 1972.
The uniforms feature red, white and blue colors, reflecting the NBA’s veteran theme. These colors were worn by Nets players from the 1970s until 1981.
In the year In 1967, the franchise was founded as the New Jersey Americans. From 1968–77, the ABA team competed as the New York Nets.
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Billy Poltz, John Williamson, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Bernard King were among the players to wear the stars-and-stripes design. With the New York Nets, Dr. J won two ABA championships in uniform in 1974 and ’76.
The Nets have unveiled the classic edition of the iconic ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniforms
In the year In 1974, the Nets defeated the Utah Stars in five games in the ABA Finals. Then, the Nets defeated the Denver Nuggets in six games in the 1976 ABA Finals.
From 1977–2012, the team played as the New Jersey Nets.
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Andrew Carson, senior vice president of brand marketing, strategy and solutions at BSE Global, released this statement: “The revival of the ‘Stars and Stripes’ uniform is exciting for both longtime Nets fans and a whole new generation of fans. “
“This uniform has been very popular and has become synonymous with one of the greatest seasons in Nets history and we look forward to seeing it return to the hardwood in front of our fans in Brooklyn this season.”
A red NETS wordmark appears on the chest on the front of the jersey. On the left side of the jersey are two red stripes next to three white stars. Of course, the star design ends on the shorts, which shows two white stars on the left side.
For readers in their early to mid-20s, you may remember the “Stars and Stripes” uniform appearing on the front cover. NBA Road Vol. 2 Video game from 2003.
NBA legends Michael Jordan, Julius Irving and “Bonafide” are on the front cover. From EA Sports, this classic 3-on-3 street game was released on PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox.
Moreover, ESPN ranked the best jerseys in NBA history in May 2020. The “Stars and Stripes” design ranked 9th overall on a list of 74 NBA team uniforms.
Although the Nets stopped wearing them after 1981, the “stars and stripes” design returned from 1983 to 1990.