Ranking the Best Jersey Designs in Brooklyn Nets History

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Ranking the Best Jersey Designs in Brooklyn Nets History
Julius Erving (Photo from SportsIllustrated.com)

Prior to the Brooklyn Nets unveiling new black and white uniforms and a new logo for the 2012-13 season, the franchise used a variation of red, white and blue color schemes from 1968 to 2012.

For the last four decades the Nets have maintained one of the most consistent color combinations in the NBA.

Every six or seven years, however, beginning with the 1972 New York Nets, they've slightly altered the shades of their colors, and adopted various new font schemes.

Before the 1972 season the Nets added white stars to the sides of their uniforms. During the 1981 season the team made the font on the front of their jerseys cursive and got rid of the stars. Then, in 1984, the stars made a comeback, before disappearing for good in 1990.

The most drastic color change occurred before the 1997 season, when the Nets changed their royal blue road get ups to navy. The navy blue road uniforms lasted until 2009 before being ditched in favor of red.

An ESPN.com NBA uniform power rankings created by Paul Lukas in August 2012 ranked the Nets’ 2011-12 Jerseys No. 29 out of 30 teams.

“This ranking is based on last season's set, which has to rank among the most uninspired designs ever to (dis)grace a basketball court,” said Lukas. “The new design is bound to be better.”

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