When the Warriors players receive their championship rings during the banner ceremony in their season opener, they are expected to wear something different on their uniforms for the game.
According to the Warriors’ team store site, this will be what the team has in mind. They will be wearing their home jerseys but will have a Larry O’Brien trophy patch on the right side. Additionally, the team logo on the front and the player number on the back will be outlined in gold.
The trophy patch was commonplace on team jerseys during the finals but last season, the NBA logo was placed above the player’s name and the NBA Finals patch as placed in that same location. This design gives us a glimpse of what the jerseys might have looked like if the league did not make the change.
I am all for throwbacks. I am all for uniforms that take some throwback elements. But the Wizards’ “Baltimore Pride” uniforms are juts a complete mess.
The first issue presented are the sleeves. Once again, sleeves don’t need to exist.
Secondly, the use of the Wizards’ colors instead of the old Baltimore Bullets colors make it a really odd design. Of course the Wizards are promoting their own brand, so the use of their current colors make sense.
But the biggest issue are the logos. If this is a “Baltimore Pride” uniform, then why does the uniform feature logos that feature the Washington Monument and the “DC” wordmark? That’s not Baltimore at all. The only thing Baltimore is the borrowed design template.
Of course, this pride attempt is just another cash grab at people’s heartstrings. What a messy attempt to make something meaningful.
I remember when the Warriors drafted Jason Richardson. As a Michigan State fan, I was proud that the Warriors got this guy. I didn’t know if he would be the answer to helping the Warriors end their playoff drought, but he provided many theatrics.
Everyone remember his dunk contest wins and they should. Those were the highlight for a Warriors team that didn’t look too good. But I still believed he can be great for the team because he was so talented. He just needed some help.
I still own a Richardson jersey and he was the star on the team for many years. Even when the Warriors finally made We Believe happened, I was so stoked for him. He was a loyal man to the Bay and I was ecstatic to finally see him taste glory. This is my favorite moment.
Sadly he would be traded and injuries would derail his career. But he will always be a part of the Bay Area. He will always be a fan favorite. He helped us believe. He made me believe.
** I know this video was uploaded last week but this is new to me, so there.
Check out the new animation right here. It really reminds me of Staples Center, which is kind of the idea the Warriors are looking for with a high-end arena with all the amenities and shops and grandeur presentation.
I still want the Warriors to remain in Oakland. But I have to face the inevitable.
But the inside looks real nice though.
So this is Adidas’ final stand? They are going to uglify the league before Nike takes over after two seasons. And they will do something completely unnecessary and useless to the identity branding to the Rockets.
The Rockets’ identity was great. Sure, their home and road identity was outdated but it was still a very unique design. Their ketchup & mustard alt was a nice look, especially since it harked back to their championship colors. It was good. It didn’t need anything extra.
The Sharks are in rebuilding mode. The excitement for this team and their run of success isn’t as high.
The Warriors on the other hand are on top of the world as champions.
So with the Bay Area love, we have the following promotion. It had to happen. The Sharks need the buzz. The Warriors right now can do no wrong. This move is no surprise. This promotion is exactly what we might be seeing more of with the Warriors and their Bay Area sports neighbors.
I want this bobblehead. It will probably cost a pretty penny on eBay.