It’s Official: The Nets Are Now the Brooklyn Nets

Publication: The New York Times

Title: Jay-Z Makes ‘Brooklyn Nets’ Name Official

Article by: Howard Beck


Jay-Z officially announced that the New Jersey Nets will now be the Brooklyn Nets today in Downtown Brooklyn.  Jay-Z who is part owner of the franchise, made the announcement  in front of the construction site across Atlantic Avenue that will soon be known as the Barclays Center and the Nets home beginning this Fall.

The announcement was not surprising, but it did put rumors of  possible rebranding to “Brooklyn Ballers” or “Brooklyn Knights.”  There is some concern over being called the “Brooklynettes”…




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