Thursday, September 13, 2012

50 Things You Should Know About the Brooklyn Nets

Posted on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 8:06 AM

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NO. 13 The “Brooklyn nets collection” Taking the artisanal cue from its new home, the Nets commissioned Brooklyn jewelry designer Gabriel Urist to design three rings and two necklaces for their apparel collection.

NO. 14 Lopez says writing is his “greatest talent outside basketball.” He is working on something with DC Comics.

NO. 15 The Nets have the second highest paid starting five in the entire league.

NO. 16 2,000 seats in the Barclays Center will cost $25 or less.

NO. 17 The Nets’ dance squad, The “BrooKLYNETTES,” only has one native Brooklynite on it: Mill Basin’s Melissa Timothy-Tozer.

NO. 18 Brook Lopez has a twin brother, Robin, who plays for the Phoenix Suns.

NO.19 More Jay-Z = Less Bon Jovi. Jay-Z—owner of a modest 1/15 of 1% stake in the Nets— has pushed the Barclays Center to make game-time music “less Jersey” with more Santigold and less Bon Jovi.

NO. 20 One of the new line of t-shirts in the Nets’ fashion line features pairs of sneakers hanging off the team’s logo à-la telephone wire.

NO. 21 Nets draft pick Ilkan Karaman’s Turkish National Team was dubbed the “12 Giant Men” by Turkish sportswriters.

NO. 22 NBA TV’s new show The Rooks follows the 2012-13 rookie class throughout the season. The Brooklyn Nets’ own Tyshawn Taylor is featured in the first episode.

NO. 23 Kris Humphries has described himself as a “progressive and polished hipster,” breaking the first rule of hipsterdom: never refer to yourself as a “hipster.”

NO. 24 Nets draft choice Bojan Bogdanovic was kicked off the Croatian national team for partying too late at clubs in Osejik, Croatia. Welcome to Bedford Avenue!

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