The NBA season is well underway, and most teams are already eight games into the year. The Brooklyn Nets, with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving playing, are 4-4.
However, the Brooklyn Nets for Thursday night’s game are playing on a throwback court. The 7:30 pm ET game is against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Even though the Nets are playing .500 basketball, their court is playing 1.000 basketball, so to speak. The Barclays Center is decked out in throwback colors and looks amazing.
Brooklyn Nets’ Court History
The last time that fans saw these colors was way back in the 1990s. Immediately, it brings back memories of Dražen Petrović’s flashy basketball play. To say he looked good in those Nets colors back in the day is an understatement. Not only did Petrović look good, but so did the entire team.
Even though the Nets were never amazing during those years, their jerseys for those seven years were outstanding. The Nets, in those seven years, only made the playoffs three times. However, those three times were in consecutive years. During those three years, each time they exited unceremoniously in the first round.
However, at 4-4 this year, and with two of the best players in the NBA, perhaps this year will be different. In addition to the Nets’ court color change, the team will also be sporting throwback jerseys.
Their color scheme these days, as most know, means that their court is really dark. Some people love it, while others don’t. Nonetheless, this electrically colored court looks stunning and will certainly go over well.
Even though the Nets during the early 1990s were the New Jersey Nets, tonight (Jan. 6) they are paying homage to those years. Many professional sports teams like to use throwbacks to generate fan support.
NBA teams change up their courts regularly to show off certain aspects of their team. Tonight, look forward to seeing the Nets in their tie-dye throwback jerseys on an awesome floor.