Nets Giving Away Reversible Jerseys With Opposing Players Jerseys

The Nets Are Just Giving Up On Fans, Now. When Did It Get This Bad?

8/13/09 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

As a Boston sports fan, this whole idea seems crazy to me. When tickets become available for any of the local teams, I consider myself fortunate if I'm even able to get my hands on some of them. Apparently fans of the New Jersey Nets aren't exactly having that same problem.

The latest gimmick is that if you buy a 10-game pack, you also get a subscription to the NY Post, and 5 reversible jerseys. Usually, these reversible jerseys feature the player's home jersey on one side, and the away jersey on the other side. Or perhaps they have a normal jersey and an alternate jersey.

The Nets have kicked it up a notch, however. They're giving away jerseys that have a Nets player on one side, and an opposing player on the other. So if you get a Yi Jianlian jersey, you'll be able to wear the Kevin Garnett jersey to the Nets-Celtics game, since you would never want to wear a Yi Jianlian jersey anyway.

It's sad that it has come down to this, but I guess that's pretty much the way things are right now for the Nets. 

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8/27/09   |   rolyceboston

devin harris is the fastest player in the nba

8/24/09   |   SourWaffle

They are just making sure everyone has a LeBron jersey before he comes next year

8/23/09   |   yankeeplayer360

it started when jkidd left

8/21/09   |   stevenconner13

its celtic time again

8/20/09   |   deborahkebati

lakers will make it en be champs that is obvious.....

8/19/09   |   pullardjohannis   |   3 respect

tropa_34 wrote:
sorry celtics!!!!!!!!!!cavs will be the # 1!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, you are right. Only in the East. The Lakers will be #1 again and the 2010 champs of the NBA. West side rules.

8/19/09   |   tropa_34

sorry celtics!!!!!!!!!!cavs will be the # 1!!!!!!!!!!!

8/18/09   |   Mannysworld   |   121 respect

How did the league approve this???? I realize most people don't pay attention to whats happening in NJ since Jason Kidd left, but am I to assume the Commissioner isn't paying much attention to them either? I would be pissed if I was on the Nets roster right now...

8/15/09   |   nmhite


8/14/09   |   lgcuachon

Boston is a great team. Had Garnett not been injured no way will Lakers be the NBA champ.

8/13/09   |   ary201   |   213 respect

Damn, I was hoping for a J Kidd,/Devin Harris jersey.  The trade!

8/13/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

Congrats Nets management! I bet you came up with this ridiculous idea while smoking crack huh?

8/13/09   |   fremontguy26   |   24 respect

i thought Jay-Z would come up with something better then this HAHA

jay-z is 1 of 8 owners, he was brought in as a owner jus to boost ticket sales, even jay-z fans dont want no part of the nets

8/13/09   |   JewelOfSong   |   7 respect

When I heard about this on the radio this morning, I was so glad I had banished the Nets from my heart forever two weeks ago.

New Jersey Nets Nets = EPIC FAIL

8/13/09   |   TheRoss   |   356 respect

I used to think it was bad when the Hawks marketed tickets by advertising the opponents rather than the team itself. But seriously....this is terrible beyond words.

In fact, the only way to accurately sum it up is to quote the great Charles Barkley....


8/13/09   |   fourtime7   |   8 respect

do it also have a 10 gm package that comes a paper bag to hide your face

8/13/09   |   lleedubb   |   32 respect

We need to hope and pray this team does move to Brooklyn because there's no way ANY team will get represented or even respected once they get their!!   In Brooklyn they might rip a couple of jerseys up , they'll never put them together, especially with the home towns!! 

8/13/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

With the whole "leaving New Jersey off the jersey" thing, they can't kick their fans around enough this week.   

8/13/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

I wonder how that concept would work in Yankee Stadium with reversible A-Rod/Big Papi jerseys...

8/13/09   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

The reversible jacket fans love this idea!

8/13/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

The Nets are at least one step closer to having LeBron's name on their jerseys.

8/13/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 Whoever is coming up with these ideas needs and all out beating.

8/13/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

What's even more ridiculous is the March 3rd game against the Cavs that has the "star" player listed as "Shaq."  Ummm...LeBron anyone?  I know he's listed on the January 2nd tag, but the Cavs are LeBron's team and Lebron's alone.  Now that deserves an emphatic WTF?!

And a huge HAHAHA at the NY Knicks game being dubbed as "cross-river rivals."  Way to market Nets, waaaaay to market.

8/13/09   |   Superbleeder   |   94 respect

One of the worst ideas I have ever seen.

8/13/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4219 respect

As a Wisconsinite, the Devin Harris/DWade combo is pretty nice. But yet I'm left wondering "WTF?"