The Nets' new Classic Edition uniforms show off their colorful history

Liz Roscher
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The Brooklyn Nets have kept their uniforms pretty straightforward since they became the Brooklyn Nets in 2012. They’ve stuck with a classic black and white color scheme, even on their recent City Edition uniforms (though that did feature a “Brooklyn Camo” stripe down each side).

For the 2020-2021 season, the Nets are dipping into their history and bringing some color back with them.

The team unveiled their Classic Edition uniforms on Wednesday, and they’re different than anything the Brooklyn Nets have ever worn.

These throwback uniforms are done in blue tie-dye with bright red lettering and red piping. They’re a slightly updated version of the road uniforms the New Jersey Nets wore in 1990-1991, and they’re totally gorgeous.

These uniforms represented a shift for the Nets back in 1990. They drastically changed their logo from a late 1970s/early 1980s version that looked like an ad for local transportation to one with a stylized, angular font and a red, white, and blue color gradient.

Do they look a little bit like the red, white, and blue rocket pops you’d get from your local ice cream truck? Absolutely. But Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are still going to look great wearing them.

LANDOVER, MD - CIRCA 1991: Reggie Theus #24 of the New Jersey Nets dribbles the ball against the Washington Bullets during an NBA basketball game circa 1991 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. Theus played for the Nets from 1990-91. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Reggie Theus
If you think these Nets uniforms looked good on Reggie Theus in 1990, they'll look even better on Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in 2020. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

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