Classic Pics of New Jersey Nets Basketball

Bernard King
Photo: John Iacono/SI

Bernard King


The Nets are leaving New Jersey after this season for a new home in Brooklyn. The franchise -- which played one season as the ABA's New Jersey Americans (1967-68) and nine as the New York Nets (1968-77) -- moved to New Jersey for good ahead of the 1977-78 NBA season. As residents of the Garden State say farewell to their hometown team, SI looks at some classic photos of the New Jersey Nets.

Bernard King was drafted by the Nets in 1977 with the seventh overall pick. He made an immediate impact, averaging 24 points per game on his way to a spot on the All-Rookie Team.

More Galleries

Most Recent: Most Popular: Related:
Facebook Twitter Mobile Podcast RSS Tablet Subscribe Get SI to Go using the following services
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs NFL schedule LaMarcus Aldridge Michael Pineda Phil Jackson Tiger Woods
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint