Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nets pay tribute to deceased 'Superfan' with custom warmup suits (VIDEO)

The Brooklyn Nets organization honored superfan Jeffrey Gamblero, who died on Sunday night, with a nice tribute before Tuesday night's game against the Miami Heat.

All of the Nets players and staff wore customized warmups to honor the colorful Gamblero — real name Jeffrey Vanchiro — the 38-year-old former poker star who tragically died after tumbling from a two-story Brooklyn building.

The shirts featured the No. 44 in neon colors as a nod to Gamberlo's customized jersey and bright shirts he would wear underneath at almost all Nets home games.

The Nets also tweeted a photo of the players and fans at Barclays Center when they honored Gamblero with a moment of silence.

Gamblero went down in Nets fan history for infamously being carried out of Madison Square Garden by security on Dec. 2 — after Knicks fans complained that he was being too rambunctious in the stands.

The video (below) of Gamblero being escorted out, holding his prosthetic leg, will  probably be his legacy. No pun intended.

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