The Brooklyn Nets are an NBA franchise based out of Brooklyn, New York playing in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division. The Nets franchise began in 1967 as founding members of the newly formed American Basketball Association. In the ABA, the Nets who were then based in New York proved to be one of the most dominant in the entire league, taking home championships in both 1974 and 1976. Also during the franchise’s time in the ABA, the Nets acquired one of the greatest basketball players to ever take the court. In 1973, New York acquired the electrifying forward, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, a high flying human highlight reel that led the Nets to some of their best seasons in franchise history. Behind Dr. J, the team won two league championships in three years before making the jump to the NBA for the 1976 season. Form 1970’s through the 1990’s, the Nets struggled to find consistency, as they constantly missed the NBA Playoffs or lost immediately in the first round. Finally at the turn of the century, New Jersey revamped their team and started to put out successful results on the court. In 2000, the Nets selected forward Kenyon Martin with the first pick in the NBA Draft, who went on to lead the team’s front court during some of its greatest years. With the help of point guard Jason Kidd, young superstar Richard Jefferson, and sharp shooter Kerry Kittles, New Jersey was able to take home back-to-back Eastern Conference championships in 2002 and 2003. Kidd went on to put together one of the most prolific careers any guard in basketball has ever had and his #5 was later retired by the team in 2013. Under new ownership from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and rap mogul Jay-Z, the Nets left New Jersey for the brand new Barclay’s Center and a fresh start in Brooklyn in 2012. The team was rebranded as the Brooklyn Nets, with a classic black and white color scheme and logo that signified an iconic Brooklyn subway sign. Prokhorov had no problem shelling out money to star players during his first several years in management as he wanted to immediately turn the franchise back in to title contenders. Brooklyn hired their former cornerstone player Jason Kidd as head coach and signed big name free agents Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to lucrative contracts as a part of his “win now” mentality. Despite not having won a title in Brooklyn yet, the Nets have gone from the cellar of the Eastern Conference standings to one of the most competitive teams in the league. With the help of all-star point guard Deron Williams, Pierce, Garnett, and scoring master Joe Johnson, the Nets are currently seeking to take once again return to the NBA Finals and take home the franchise’s first championship win since 1976.
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Collecting Brooklyn Nets Memorabilia
Julius Erving Autographed Jerseys
: Few jerseys in the history of professional basketball are more iconic than the red, white, and blue digs of the ABA’s New York Nets, especially those that belonged to one of the greatest athletes of all-time. Doctor J was a legend in any jersey he ever wore, dominating the basketball courts of the 70’s and 80’s to record a Hall of Fame legacy. Own a piece of basketball history with a Julius Erving signed jersey that features the official New York Nets design. Our selection of authentic autographed Julius Erving jerseys features uniforms with rare inscriptions by The Doctor, such as “11x All-Star” and “81 MVP”, to commemorate all of his greatest career achievements. Jerseys are the centerpiece of all sports memorabilia collections, and there is no better headliner for a collection or sports room than an authentic Nets jersey signed by Julius Erving himself.
Jason Kidd Autographed Memorabilia
: If Dr. J was the face of the franchise during the team’s ABA days, Jason Kidd was certainly the Nets’ biggest star in the NBA. The former point guard is only one of seven players in Nets history to have their number retired and appeared in six of his ten All-Star Games as a member of his New Jersey team. Bring home a piece of basketball history with authentic Jason Kidd memorabilia to commemorate one of the league’s most memorable players. Featuring a Jason Kidd autograph, items like a signed Jason Kidd photo or Jason Kidd autographed basketball are the number one way to show your support for the Nets and their future Hall of Famer. As Kidd now looks to cap off his NBA career as a successful head coach, the value of NBA merchandise with a Jason Kidd autograph is sure to jump even more.
Vince Carter Autographed Basketballs
: The one and only “Vinsanity”, Vince Carter, played an unforgettable five years in the Nets uniform making his autographed memorabilia a must-have for any collection dedicated to the team. Winner of the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Competition, Carter is one of the NBA's all-time most prolific dunkers, along with the likes of Michael Jordan, Julius Erving, and Dominique Wilkins. Vince Carter is an eight-time NBA All Star and considered by many to be one of the greatest scoring guards in the history of the NBA that should be featured in any sports room or collection. A Vince Carter signed basketball is the ultimate centerpiece for all collections considering his unforgettable place in the NBA and multitude of success. Take home future Hall of Fame value with a ball affixed with a Vince Carter autograph that will continuously acquire worth over the years.
Deron Williams Autographed Photos
: After the departure of Kidd, the Nets turned to do-it-all point guard Deron Williams to be their new face of the franchise who lead the team from New Jersey to Brooklyn. The former University of Illinois player has dominated the NBA since joining the league in 2005, being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team and a three-time All-Star. Relive some of the greatest moments from throughout this Olympic gold medal winner’s career when by adding an authentic autographed Deron Williams photo to your sports collection. Whether you’re looking for a shot of Deron Williams draining a three pointer, driving the lane, or anything in between, fans and collectors will find the perfect signed Deron Williams photo to proudly show off in your basketball collection. Considering the Nets point guard still has a long career ahead of him, memorabilia with a Deron Williams autograph is a great investment or makes a unique sports gift.