The Nets announced Saturday they will hand out free replica Irving jerseys to the first 10,000 people to walk through the doors at Barclays Center for their game against the New York Knicks on Friday, Oct. 25:
Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets
Yeah, we didn't want to wait too long before dropping these ⬇️ We're giving away Kyrie Irving Replica Jerseys to the first 10,000 fans at our *second* game of the season, Friday, Oct. 25 vs. the Knicks, courtesy of @TGIOA 🎟 | https://t.co/19JlWO9zHW https://t.co/Kckkvt43Qq
That will mark the team's second contest of the season, as Brooklyn will begin its campaign by hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Irving's signing represented one of the NBA's biggest offseason moves. Adding Irving and two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant made the Nets one of the Association's most intriguing teams, though they'll likely have to wait until 2020-21 for Durant to return from a ruptured Achilles.
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