Female dance troupes (once called “cheerleaders”) are effectively a prerequisite for an NBA team these days, but few have a strong individual brand. Apart from the iconic Laker Girls, most of the groups do little to distinguish themselves from their counterparts around the league. That’s especially true when it comes to their outfits, which range from short-shorts and low-cut tops to shorter-shorts and lower-cut tops. That’s fine, of course, and fans seem to like it for obvious reasons. But there’s nevertheless an opportunity for one team’s dancers to show some individuality, if they so choose.
Leave it to the Brooklyn Nets and the dancing Brooklynettes, then, to be the innovators. On Tuesday, the Nets revealed their dancers’ new outfits, which are heavy on leather, boots, gloves, and plenty of other looks not seen on most NBA floors. Check out the image above, plus another after the jump, and read this report from Annie Karni of the New York Post (via Deadspin):