Back again with additional Brooklyn Nets designs and this time I'm including some players. Some are currently on the team, some will be free agents, and some have been rumored to be options this Summer. At this point, there are many variables up in the air for the Brooklyn Nets, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun and take a look at what the future may potentially hold.
First, a few images I forgot to add in my first post..
Similar to the NBA trophy I recently uploaded, these two images are in traditional gold with only slight changes. I'd love to see that top image made into a patch and put on a black Brooklyn Nets Jersey some day.
Considering we don't know what the new jersey will look like and we obviously don't have any images, it's not all that easy to create the perfect interpretation of what you may think the jersey will look like. This one of D-Will has its faults, but I'm happy with it overall. It's uncertain whether or not Williams will re-sign with the Nets, but black and white suits him well. Just sayin!
I like this one of Williams much better. As Brett Yormark stated, the word "Brooklyn" will be present on both the home and away jerseys, so I'm going with my gut and assuming that this may very well be what the new jersey looks like. I know many fans are thinking along the same lines and that makes sense. It's simple, it's classic. In this version, I included the black stars along the side in honor of the classic ABA jerseys. I'd love to see the team pay homage to our roots with something similar, especially because they were NY jerseys, but I won't be surprised either way.
These two Brook Lopez graphics aren't perfect and I know exactly what I need to fix, but I wanted to get them up here with the rest of them. The first one uses a slogan that the Nets have been using since the launch of the new logo, "Fan Since Day One," and I think it's a great line. This is a new team, a new beginning, and the band wagon has plenty of room for anybody who wants to hop on now.
The second one is mind. I always thought B-Lo was a great nickname for Lopez, but feel it's very under used. It would have made sense for Gary Sussman or, now, David Diamante, to yell "Look Out B-Lo" after a monster jam more often. Whether or not the name sticks doesn't matter, I just wanted to add a bit more to the graphic and I think it does a great job of letting Brooklyn know that something big is coming.
I once tweeted about the "Marshon Invasion." It was pretty cool when Marshon Brooks himself RT it and it got a few responses. Much like"B-Lo," I thought it would be awesome to hear Ian Eagle use the phrase after a nice fade-away jumper or quick slice to the rim. It never caught on, but I had to use it in one of my graphics anyway. I'm not so impressed with the jersey, but I'll take it for what it is.
This one isn't my favorite, but I think you can kinda tell where I was going with it. Nets fans know that Marshon is best known as "swag" in terms of nicknames so the tagline makes sense. I replaced the ball with the secondary logo to give the impression that Brooks has Brooklyn in the palm of his hand. It's ok.. Not my best, but it's okay..
In college, Marshon Brooks wore black and white so this image was pretty easy to put together. Added the text, the number, and the NBA logo.
Kevin Garnett is not a Net, but he could be. He's an unrestricted free agent this Summer and it is possible that the Nets convince the veteran to sign with Brooklyn. Fans may be divided on the matter due to Garnett's age, but there's no denying his star power, intensity, and leadership would intrigue the borough, the organization, and his teammates. It's a long shot, but ya never know..
KG in a white Brooklyn Nets Jersey
Similar to the first, KG in black
I wanted to break away from the black and white a bit so I created this image with lightning to represent the type of impact KG would have on Brooklyn and the Nets. It's not something I'd expect the Nets to make or promote, but I like it nonetheless.
Gerald Wallace is a guy I'd love to see the Nets extend this Summer. He brings the type of hustle, passion, and drive that hasn't been seen since Kenyon Martin. Seeing as how Wallace's nickname is "G-Force," this one was pretty easy to come up with.
Jason Kidd is, without a doubt, my favorite basketball player of all time. What he did for the Nets 10 years ago is something I'll never forget. It was the greatest time for the organization and, as a fan, it was an honor to watch Kidd cement his legacy as a triple-double machine.
While it was great watching Kidd win his first NBA championship last year, it's a shame that it had to be with a team other than the Nets. Now, according to Kidd (maybe jokingly) he plans on backing up Deron Williams on whatever team he ends up on. That leaves the possibility of a return to the Nets wide open. That's why this graphic was made. Perhaps, this fall, legends really do come home.
Now, of course, there is always the chance that Deron Williams leaves the Nets and leaves the team will a gaping hole at the PG position. If that happens, what do the Nets do to fill it? There are a few options, with Goran Dragic probably being the top choice, but swiping Jeremy Lin from the Knicks wouldn't be so bad either...at the right price, of course. Under the right guidance and system, Lin actually could be "Linsanity." He's no Deron Williams (just watch what D-Will did to him in their second meeting) but he may be what the Nets need come July.
We've all heard about Linsanity over and over again, but what about LYNsanity? Get it? BrookLYN? With Jeremy Lin on the Nets, the marketing possibilities are unlimited. For that reason, I wouldn't mind having Lin as a back up to D-Will if Kidd decided not to be. Maybe I should copyright "Lynsanity" right now and get ahead of the game. Just remember you read it here first.. just in case ;)
Lin is still a Knick, so this is a lot more Lin than a Nets fan need right now, but I love this quote from Mikhail Prokhorov. For the first two years, I didn't think it was possible. Knicks fans becoming Nets fans? They're a devoted fan base and I won't knock 'em for that. But, believe it or not, It's starting to happen. Brooklyn pride is beginning to take over and, slowly but surely, Knicks fans are jumping ship. Signing Lin would just be a slap in the face to anyone who stays true to the orange and blue and the organization that would lose a major market.
If you read www.NetsDaily.com, you'd be up to date on all the latest Nets news and rumors. Well, it's possible that Deron Williams demand a S&T to the Los Angeles Lakers. In that event, it's unclear who the Nets would actually acquire, but one would assume Gasol or Bynum would have to be included. It's not something I'd want to see happen, but it's possible. That's why Pau is in Brooklyn Black and White.
That's it for my BK Nets graphics as of now, but I'll keep 'em coming!