Cavaliers to wear new uniforms because LeBron is back

The Cavaliers are wearing new blue uniforms for opening night. Details here.

It actually goes really well with the new court they just unveiled. And the actual uniform isn’t bad. It’s vibrant and it features blue, which the other three uniforms don’t have.

But we all know why they did this. Because LeBron James is back and they want to boost merchandise sales. When James was first with Cleveland, or even in his time with Miami, the team would have a new alternate or a throwback every year. It was all for the money. And this one is no different

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Warriors unveil completely unnecessary slate gray alternate uniform

New Warriors alternate uniforms.

I knew this was coming. I didn’t want it to happen. But here we are.

The NBA and Adidas, for the third straight season, have given the Warriors a new alternate uniform to wear. This one was expected as the team’s style guide revealed several of their logos recolored in slate gray. It was an indication that a new uniform would be on its way.

The initial reaction is “why?” The Warriors have vibrant colors of royal and gold. It’s a great identity and to murk it up with gray doesn’t work for me. It’s drab and doesn’t match their current identity.

I don’t know if they are trying to look like the Nets but calling these the #WarriorsSlate in an attempt to make it like some secret spy uniform is pretty silly. Slate gray is just not working for me. Check out more photos of the new set.

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The new Dallas Mavericks alternate jerseys look terrible

Remember when Mark Cuban had a design contest for new uniforms? Those new uniforms were unveiled today. The dark blue ones will be worn in the 2015-16 season and the other ones might be worn in the following season.

I don’t mind the skyline, but it looks so boring. The font is uninspiring, the colors are still drab and I don’t think adding more blue to an identity is great. A gray set might have worked.

This just shows that the creativity (or Cuban’s taste) are very poor. The lime green alt looks even worse. What was Cuban thinking? These are just bad.

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Mark Jackson wants to thank his wife’s supporters by asking them to post their phone numbers publicly on Twitter

Mark Jackson has been publicly supporting his wife’s music career since leaving the Warriors. Desiree Coleman Jackson has sung at Warriors games before and she’s talented. She recently dropped a new single and Mark wanted to thank those who bought it.

He wanted to personally thank the people and in doing so, asked them to post their phone numbers publicly on Twitter.

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The new cover of SLAM magazine recreates the 1996 rookie class photo shoot

This is iconic. Recreating the 1996 photo shoot is a big deal. Some consider it the greatest rookie class of all time. Some say 1984. Some say 2003. However you view it, the 2014 rookie class is one class that we are all excited to see and I am so excited that such hype has been bestowed upon them.

I don’t know if they will ever reach that kind of high levels of play but just seeing this recreation gave me the chills.

Check out the original and the new one side to side.

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Steph Curry says he’s a better offensive player than LeBron James

Steph Curry says he’s a better offensive player than LeBron James

Samuel:

I see nothing wrong with what he said. If he is, then he is. If he isn’t, nothing wrong thinking he can be. I don’t agree, but this isn’t news.

Originally posted on For The Win:

Stephen Curry emerged as one of the best guards in the league last season, making his first All-Star team and taking the Golden State Warriors to the playoffs. His 24 points per game were seventh best in the league, and Curry led the NBA with 261 3-pointers in the regular season — 38 more than any other player. In an interview on the Dan Patrick Show, Curry said that he’s a better offensive player than four-time MVP LeBron James.

Patrick: Who’s the better offensive player, you or LeBron?

Curry: A better offensive player, me or LeBron? That’s the first time I’ve ever been asked that question. Me.

OK.

Gotta be, right?

I don’t know. I’d assume you would think [that]. You’re a pure shooter. He can score, you can, too, but I think that, you know what, the correct answer is probably that LeBron is a better scorer but I…

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Paul George to change uniform number so he can establish his own nickname

Paul George wears No. 24. There have been talks over the past couple seasons that he should change his number to 13 so they can call him PG-13. You know, because creativity with nicknames and numbers is the in thing right now with CP3 Chris Paul and D-12 Dwight Howard out there. And he decided that he will do just that.

So George, wanting to build his brand and establish his own nickname, will buy up all the current jerseys that bear his old number so he can make this new change.

Nicknames used to be organic. Players used to be given nicknames, not take something and create it for themselves. But in this money-hungry world, where people are all about their own image, here we go. The nickname is nice, but I will never really go for it since it was just a creation for marketing purposes. It’s not really a nickname when you give it to yourself. Giving yourself a number change so people can call you something they’ve wanted to call you is just dumb.

But money talks.

Hey Norris Cole. When are you going to change to No. 17?