Scheduled Throwback Games:

February 6, 2012 Chicago Bulls at Nets
February 11, 2012 San Antonio Spurs at Nets (both to wear ABA throwbacks)
February 22, 2012 Orlando Magic at Nets
March 6, 2012 Nets at Miami Heat (both to wear ABA throwbacks)
March 7, 2012 Los Angeles Clippers at Nets
March 9, 2012 Nets at Charlotte Bobcats (both to wear ABA throwbacks)

The Real McCoy -
Original 1972-76 Nets Uniform

The 2012 NBA Version -
2011-12 Nets Throwback

The 1972-76 New York Nets -
In Action

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Deron Williams, Kris Humphries & Co. will wear the 1972-1976 ABA Nets "stars and stripes" road uniform.

The Nets unveiled this uniform in February 1972, when they moved into their brand new home - the Nassau Coliseum. Roy Boe was the new owner of the Nets at the time, and his wife Deon actually designed the uniforms. They were widely regarded as colorful and creative.

An obvious inspiration for Mrs. Boe's design was the ABA uniform previously used by the Los Angeles Stars from 1968 to 1970. The Los Angeles Clippers have adopted that same Stars uniform as their 2012 throwback. The Clippers visit the Nets on March 7, 2012. However, to avoid obvious problems and confusion, only the Nets will wear their throwback uniform in that game.

The Nets played in three ABA Finals, and won the ABA title twice, (1973-74 and 1975-76) using these uniforms. Two Hall of Fame players wore this jersey with the ABA Nets: Rick Barry and Julius "Dr. J" Erving (#32, at left photos).