Doc Rivers will quit if Donald Sterling is still owner

I will never understand what Doc Rivers is going through. I don’t know what it will feel like to have an owner like Donald Sterling. I won’t try to understand.

If this does happen and Sterling is still around, I applaud Rivers for taking this stand. It may just be a way to force action, but it’s a powerful statement.

Time to critique the new changes to the NBA uniforms

I’ve critiqued a few changes in my last entry, but I think I will go for a full rundown. Uni Watch breaks them down in the above link, so I will comment on each story.

Let me first say that I hate the idea of Christmas uniforms. I think the money grab is really unnecessary. But people eat it up. I liked the old look of just a snowflake. But overhauling it is not something I dig. But since they are going to do it, at least this year’s look doesn’t offend me.

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NBA and Adidas have come up with another uniform design disaster

That is going to look terrible. Especially with teams that don’t feature any colors resembling gold, this is a poor design decision. Teams like the Raptors and Grizzlies dodge a bullet with this.

But overall, I don’t like the idea of moving the NBA logo to the back. Now adding this cluster? Shame on you NBA and Adidas.

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There is a new Cleveland sports coloring book and it’s about the good moments

Remember when Scott O’Brien put together a Kickstarter to help fund his coloring book of depressing moments in Cleveland sports history? After the news of LeBron James returning to the Cavaliers, the artist announced his intentions to create another coloring book. Only this time, it’s about the good times in Cleveland sports.

I spoke with O’Brien about his decision to start up another coloring book project about Cleveland sports.

“I’ve kind have been bouncing around (the idea for this book) in my mind,” said O’Brien. “In researching the first book, I came across a lot of things in Cleveland sports history that I was aware of and some of them I wasn’t too familiar with. After doing the first one, I always thought about doing a ‘great moments’ book. I never knew what the right time would be. But when LeBron announced his return, there was a lot of optimism for Cleveland sports now. It seemed like a good time to do it.”

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LeBron James’ return to Cleveland and the domino effect

He’s coming back! LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after leaving them four years ago and winning two titles with the Miami Heat.

Four years ago, the city was hurt and people hated him. They wanted him to suffer. They wanted him to fail. They wanted him to go away.

But deep in side, there was a hope that maybe he would be back. Maybe he would change. There was a feeling that time would heal these wounds.

And here we are, the prodigal son has returned to Cleveland. It’s going to be a huge change for the NBA landscape now.

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Could these be the new uniforms for several NBA teams?

The Warriors could be adding ANOTHER new uniform for this season.

Take this as pure speculation. The information from this post could be true. But without any confirmation, take it for what it is. I’m inclined to believe that this could be likely real.

But for the sake of discussion, let’s assume these are true. Let’s take a look at them and try to guess what will be the changes that these teams will take on with their new uniforms for the season.

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Sacramento Kings get new uniforms

If the above tweet is true, then the Kings are getting a uniform change. It will re-introduce the old wordmark onto its home and road sets. Their draft caps indicated that this change was coming.

It’s not bad, but I liked their current wordmark which was pretty good actually. But overall, their entire identity is kind of muddled.

Oh well, small steps.

Charlotte Hornets’ new court design is absolutely gorgeous

My one wish for this court was to somehow incorporate a honeycomb design into the floor. What they did was not only deliver that, but did it in a very tasteful way.

The simplicity of the sideline and baseline is really nice. The key is purple, which really balances the color. The center court logo is the primary, which is a good choice. I wish they used the crown logo instead of the Buzz City logo.

The parquet honeycomb floor is the winner here. It has staying power as a unique element that makes this team instantly recognizable just by their floor. It’s not overkill and yet it really captures the identity of this team.

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