The Brooklyn Nets continue to find ways to connect with their borough and today marked arguably their coolest idea yet: ‘Biggie Night’ to honour the 20-year anniversary of the death of rapper Notorious B.I.G.
To honour Brooklyn’s favourite son, the Nets raised a banner to the rafters alongside Jay Z’s. The banner features the #72, the year of his birth as well as the words “Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way.”
Long-time friend and producer Diddy was in attendance, alongside Biggie’s mother Voletta.
Sean "Puffy" Combs with Voletta Wallace, Notorious B.I.G.'s mother, at halftime of the Nets' Biggie Night at pic.twitter.com/JqAv9UPLJB
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) March 12, 2017
Voletta addressed the crowd at half-time, saying that today was her first ever professional basketball game.
The Nets might not be winning on the court, but they’re doing things right off it.
(Side note, they actually beat the Knicks)
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) March 12, 2017