You have probably spent a lot of sleepless nights wondering what the New Jersey Nets are going to be called when they move to Brooklyn. Because you are the world’s biggest Nets fan, this is the kind of thing that keeps you awake. It’s not that big of a deal though, so you should probably just go to sleep. Besides, if they’re already called the Nets and they’re moving to Brooklyn, it kind of makes sense that they’d just be called the Brooklyn Nets. New York Nets sounds too similar to New Jersey Nets and the Knicks probably have some sort of proprietary rights over being “New York’s team,” or whatever.
Now you can rest easy, because a Nets official has confirmed the team’s half-new name. It’s what you’d guess. From the New York Daily News:
Rap mogul Jay-Z will headline a series of concerts to open Brooklyn’s new Nets arena next fall – and will make it official Monday: The team will be named for his hometown.
The superstar, who owns a small piece of the soon-to-be renamed Brooklyn Nets, will perform at eight concerts to celebrate the grand opening of the arena – where all-access passes are going for up to $15,400 a season.