Stefan Bondy writes about the Nets big change, the 180 degree turn, not just from New Jersey to Brooklyn, but from suburban to urban, from Bon Jovi to Jay-Z.
Bondy tells the story of Tyshawn Taylor on Draft Night, how his first thought after filling a life-long dream was that he going to Jay-Z's team. He's not alone. The Nets aren't just cool, they're hip-hop cool.
"The hip hop element automatically comes because of Jay Z," Taylor says. "I definitely think it has that feel. With being in Brooklyn and New York, I think it just has that hip hop feel automatically. Plus, we have the best apparel – black and white."
TyShawn Taylor on the Nets/hip hop connection - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets