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Brooklyn Nets present world's oldest woman with custom jersey

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets have always emphasized the importance of the Brooklyn community. With kind gestures to fans and locals, the organization has made it a point to be involved in a "neighborly" way.  Their summer slogan is "We Are Neighbors."

The latest gesture came when Brooklyn's very own, Susannah Mushatt Jones, turned 116 years old on Monday -- becoming Brooklyn's -- and the world's -- oldest person. Petra Pope, Nets' Senior Vice President of Event Marketing & Community Relations, presented Jones with a custom white Brooklyn Nets jersey with "Miss Susie" in black lettering along with the number 116.

Born in 1899, Jones was also awarded with a certificate from the Guiness Book of World Records. However, we'd like to think the real prize is the custom jersey.