Brooklyn Nets Logo: Leaked Photo Displays Bland Design

Steven Cook@@stevencookinFeatured Columnist IVApril 29, 2012

Photos leaked on the Internet earlier this week displayed a potential new logo for the Brooklyn Nets, and it looks to be a boring beginning to the revamped franchise.

The Nets officially move to their new home in Brooklyn on Monday.  The design for their new logo has been the best kept secret in New York—until now. 

Although the Nets have released a statement saying that their logo has yet to be released, the design seems to fit the original "teaser" they released last week. The teaser showed the outline of a badge similar to the leaked logo.

The bottom part of the logo reveals the signature Brooklyn "B" on a basketball.

The man who leaked the photo claimed to be an IT worker at the Nets new home, the Barclays Center, which is still under construction. 

It's not hard to believe that the new logo has leaked before the Nets were able to announce it. In fact, given today's age of information being stronger than ever and the evolution of social networking, it's pretty common.

Apparently nobody told the Brooklyn Nets' logo designers that they were permitted to use color. The black-and-white design contrasts nicely, but it greatly lacks creativity and it's hard to keep my eyes from glazing over after glancing at it.

Maybe they ran out of color ink when they were making it.

But when it comes down to it, the logo doesn't make much of a difference on the team's play. They're still one of the league's worst teams and will need some major work on the court to become formidable in Brooklyn.