Just weeks away from the NBA’s opening 2012-2013 tip-off, reports claim Jay-Z‘s mysterious Brooklyn Nets basketball jerseys may have prematurely leaked.
According to reports, footage for the new NBA 2K13 reveals the team’s new gear.
With NBA 2K13 hitting the shelves Tuesday, is it possible that the game may have released images of the new Brooklyn Nets jerseys a little early? The home jerseys look to have been leaked a day early, and as you can tell by the trailer, they seemed to have gone public at the 2K13 launch party. Check out the opening footage for a look at the new gear. What do you guys think of the new threads? (Complex)
A couple nights ago, Jay-Z hosted an NBA 2K13 launch party at his 40/40 Club sports bar in New York.
Hip-Hop and NBA All-Stars gathered at the 40/40 club in NYC on Wednesday night for the official launch party of NBA 2K13. The popular video game franchise, arriving in-stores October 2nd, was executive produced by Jay-Z, who was one of many stars at the packed event. Along with Jay-Z, Nas, Bow Wow, Talib Kweli, Bridget Kelly, Tracy Morgan, Boi-1da, and Tyson Beckford also made appearances. Expectedly, the guest list included NBA’s notable ballers, like Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Tyreke Evens, and the Brooklyn Nets’ Kris Humphries and Brooke Lopez. (Miss Info TV)
Back in January, Jigga got officially announced as NBA 2K13’s executive producer.
Rapper and Brooklyn Nets part-owner Jay-Z is set to executive produce NBA 2K13, the 13th installment in 2K Sport’s popular basketball game series. The news was revealed via his Life + Times website in a trailer featuring his song “Public Service Announcement” from “The Black Album.” The 24-second viral video is narrated by Michael Jordan and also showcases the cover baring Jay-Z’s name in the top right corner. NBA 2K13 is currently available for pre-order and is set to hit shelves on October 2. While it’s unclear the type of music Jay-Z has in mind for the soundtrack, in the past, both indie rock and hip-hop music have been featured. (Billboard)
Tonight, Young Hov will take center stage at the Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center.
After years of planning, controversy and construction, the new Barclays Center makes its debut tonight. Thousands of fans will stream into the arena as Brooklyn native and Nets’ part owner Jay-Z opens the arena with a sold-out concert. Tickets for the show are a hot commodity with floor seats commanding more than $600 on the secondary market. Jay-Z celebrated ahead of the concert with the grand opening of his 40/40 club inside Barclays. The rapper says he’s excited about what the arena means for Brooklyn. “You know I’ve just seen everyone busy and trying to clean up and I just got this great feeling. The guy stopped me in the hallway and he was like, ‘Man this is a great thing for New York City.’ And that’s what the whole thing was about,” Jay-Z said. (NY1)
Check out the Brooklyn Nets uniforms below: