B.I.G. makeover: Brooklyn Nets debuting Biggie-inspired jerseys

Brooklyn swagger: Brooklyn Nets player D’Angelo Russell shows off the new jersey honoring Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace that the team will debut on Nov. 17.
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They’re spreading love the Brooklyn way.

Brooklyn Nets players will honor the late local hip-hop legend, Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace, by debuting a new uniform paying homage to the prolific rapper this month.

The basketball stars will first don their new black uniform trimmed in a multi-colored pattern along its sides and neck for a Nov. 17 home game at the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights. The colorful twist — which the team is calling “Brooklyn Camo” — on the squad’s signature black-and-white jerseys is a nod to Kings County’s cultural diversity, according to a Nets rep.

The new jerseys are also emblazoned with a “Bedford-Stuyvesant” logo designed by a local artist, referencing one of the neighborhoods the Clinton Hill–born Wallace, also known as the Notorious B.I.G., rose to fame rapping in before he was shot and killed in 1997 at 24-years-old.

The ballers will wear the new Nike uniforms for a total of 16 games through 2019 after debuting them, in addition to pumping up sports fans by playing the hip-hop star’s music at home games, according to a Nets rep, who said Biggie’s iconic rhymes will also be integrated into festivities including performances by the squad’s dance troupe, the Brooklynettes.

And the Nets aren’t the only Brooklynites honoring the rapper — last month, a local civic panel voted to co-name St. James Place between Gates Avenue and Fulton Street “Christopher Wallace Way” after the artist, following a failed attempt to do so in 2013.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 12:00 am, November 7, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I can name a lot more prolific people the Nets can honor before even thinking about Biggie Smalls.
Nov. 8, 2018, 1:50 pm
Shut up you retard from Pleasantville, NY says:
The moment anyone cares what your eyes too close, sunken in your head, downs havin' ass thinks, we'll ask you for your opinion, Tal.
Nov. 9, 2018, 7:58 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
For the record, I have read what he did, and it didn't seem as if he did anything noteworthy. Perhaps, Mr. Idon'tuseaconsistantnamewhenIcommenteventhoughIammostlikelythatverysameperson can try to state some of the things that he did that are noteworthy instead of resort to personal attacks. Then again, if you had them, then you wouldn't have made them and get pretty defensive. One other thing, saying that Biggie Smalls shouldn't be honored isn't racist especially when I think that there are lot of other black people more deserving to honor than he is.
Nov. 10, 2018, 2:39 pm
Shut up you retard from Pleasantville, NY says:
Just Shut Up!
Nov. 12, 2018, 5:57 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Until you can name me at least one noteworthy thing Biggie Smalls did, I continue to consider you nothing more than a whacko attacko as Michael Moore would say especially since you are giving nothing more than personal attacks rather than giving facts.
Nov. 12, 2018, 9:18 pm
Shut up you retard from Pleasantville, NY says:
YOU DONT EVEN LIVE HERE! All I have asked is that you shut the hell up. I'm not attacking you. Your eyes are sunken and too close! I'm stating fact. Shut up, you retard of a tornado.
Nov. 13, 2018, 5:47 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Even if I don't live or work in Brooklyn it doesn't give you right to behave in such a way. Just answer the question on what Biggie Smalls did that made him truly worthy of being honored by the Nets. If you don't really have an answer, then just say that, but don't resort to name calling or other personal attacks. Just seeing the name you use alone pretty much explains your behavior. For the record, I'm not making any personal attacks at you, so I suggest you stop and start acting like an adult. Then again, maybe Biggie Smalls was known for creating fans that will always act bent out of shape on anyone who questions him as if he was some kind of a god. One other thing, every time you make a personal attack at me, you will be reported for doing such. Overall, just cut the personal attacks and answer the question already or I will be declared the winner by default if you don't.
Nov. 13, 2018, 6:53 pm
For all those public school New York City kids that did not take advantage of the technicality of an public school education shame on you ....... Message:Greetings & Regards With Respect To All Legal People ....... What the late great Mr.C.G.Wallace,I like Latore greater than all of his names by the way,have done that w.ealth a.fter s.lavery so profound is being an JAMAICAN for one crossing over from Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School to an all public high school-Westinghouse-against his mothers' wishes which in my opinion is cardinal sin you never intermingle Catholic Church School Students with Public Education School Students perotucondios Mr.C.G.Wallace mother sent him to the same school as my mother with the intention of invoking JAMAICAN CHANGE FOR OUR PEOPLE LEGALLY via an higher learning degree The Notorious B.I.G. chose to reach for The American Dollar & A Dream Rite with Bad Boy Entertainment and I tell you why those white coats hurted Mr.C.G.Wallace mother like my mother the white coats told our mothers they had breast cancer which is an medical lie when we seen what our mothers went through we stepped one foot in the streetlight Mr.C.G.Wallace before before before before before he w.a.s. called to heaven brought his mamama THE BIG HOUSE like every kid wants to due HE DIED FOR HIS MA TO BE COMFORTABLE LIKE LA REINA ELLA ES ....... 8:53PM Proofread twice Edit once
Nov. 19, 2018, 8:55 pm

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