Jay-Z’s Brooklyn Nets unveil team logo

Posted on 1 May 2012
By Matt Barden
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Jay-Z has finally got his Brooklyn NBA franchise up and running after unveiling their logo in the lastest teaser for expectant fans.

The rap icon part owns the basketball team who moved from New Jersey to his native Brooklyn and unveiled their black and white logo.

The Nets say the logo and color scheme were designed by the rap mogul himself and were inspired by the New York City Transit Authority subway signs from 1957.

Moving across the Hudson River sees the New Jersey side lose the red, white and blue look that they have worn since 1977.

The team’s shield logo has Nets spelled out above a basketball with a block B on it. Below the shield, Brooklyn is printed.

Russian billionaire owner, Mikhail Prokhorov hopes the move will kick start a fledgling franchise, which is yet to win a Championship ring.

The Brooklyn Nets will play their home games at their soon-to-be-completed $1 billion Barclays Centre, just a stone’s throw from his childhood home in the Marcy Projects.

They hope that the move to the more fashionable area will allow the team to move out of the shadow of neighbours the New York Knicks and start to attract some big-time free agents to don the new jerseys.

Having Jigga and Beyonce cheering you on court side should help things too.