Throughout this entire streak, I think about how long I have been a Warriors fan. I couldn’t even believe that this team I cheered for has accomplished this great record.
The Warriors were the laughing stock of the league. Bad draft picks and bad coaching. Then just last year, it all finally clicked. It happened all so fast and now starting this season, the Warriors have just set the NBA record for best start to the season.
Having seen all the ups and downs of the Warriors from years past, I still can’t grasp the idea that this is the same team I cheered for. But watching this team now and how they’re playing, I’m still on “Cloud 9.” This is like a dream I still don’t want to wake up from. And maybe I’m OK accepting it as that.
It’s that beautiful. It’s that wonderful. I will hold on to this forever.
The Warriors wore their “The City” throwbacks on Tuesday night and it looked great. In fact, anytime they wear this uniform, it’s beautiful.
But there were some things I didn’t like about it. As I mentioned before, the logo on the front looked terrible due to the fabric of the patch. Because of that, it looked like a different color from the actual jersey. And it varied from the angle of the lighting.
But why are they required to wear a patch instead of the stencil of the previous designs?
Adidas’ sleeved jerseys are stupid. We awaited the day that LeBron James, who had complained about it before, would do something about it.
Even though he did say that he ripped out of frustration, the message is still loud and clear. The sleeves suck.
We had known for months that the Warriors would bring back “The City” throwbacks for this season. On Thursday they officially announced it, sharing photos of the uniform.
In my opinion, this is the best-looking uniform in league history. The crest in the front and the cable car in the back both look phenomenal.
So in theory, I should be excited about this, right? Well, yes I am. But there is one problem with this throwback. Take a closer look at the crest. Instead of the screen-printed stencil of the circle on the jersey, it’s an entire patch that’s stitched on.
For years, the Warriors have not even sniffed the playoffs, so I never cared much about the opening night hoopla where a championship team raises their new banner and celebrates.
But this year is different. The Warriors are champs and they will have that celebration tonight at home. I wish I could be there. But I will watch it from home.
However, the idea of this celebration has yet to sink in. Are the Warriors really champs and are they really going to celebrate with a new banner? I think now knowing that the target is on the Warriors’ back is real. But with all eyes watching the Warriors, I still haven’t wrapped my head around it.
I can’t wait to see the celebration. I can’t wait to savor the moment. And I can’t wait for the Warriors to try to do it again.
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.