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New player! New uniforms? ... All in a day’s work

While Blake Griffin won’t be taking the court Thursday night, the Nets will introduce a new a new uniform. At least that’s what the Nets Twitter page was hinting in a series of tweets Wednesday...

The uniform is part of the NBA’s “Earned Edition” uniforms, which normally only playoff teams from the previous year wear...

This year apparently the 18 teams who played in the Orlando “bubble” will have the opportunity to add a new uniform.

The big news: the “Earned Edition” features the team’s name — NETS — as its main design element. That wasn’t always the case as the team marketed “Brooklyn.”

The uniform design is based on the same New York subway theme that has been a hallmark of a lot of a number of Nets designs, harkening back to the lettering on the original, Jay-Z inspired BKLYN black-and-whites and subway-tiled endlines. Check out the neckline trim. Tiny subway tiles?

In addition, these new black-and-whites include a herringbone design element ... as did the Nets original Brooklyn court, apparently a subtle homage to the previous owners’ Russian roots. (The herringbone design was mimicked the flooring found in many Moscow post-war apartments (and then owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s ONEXIM headquarters.)

The design was leaked back in December by Chris Creamer who tracks uniforms and sports logos.