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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Was this Nike or the NFL coming up with this idea?

So let me get this straight. Either Nike or the NFL thinks this is a good idea. Good enough for a proposal?

Essentially, they’re going to treat Thursday Night Football like some extravagant gala that requires both teams to wear nice new uniforms for this one event only. They’re treating Thursday Night Football as something bigger than it is.

And of course, this will lead to discussion and boost up merchandise sales, right?

The league doesn’t need this. This doesn’t need to happen.  There doesn’t need to be flashy new uniforms just for one game to boost merchandise sales.

Islanders going back to Gorton’s Fisherman look for one more night

For one last time, the Islanders will bring back Gorton’s Fisherman.

As a kid just starting to learn about the game of hockey, I had some trading cards. I remember my first exposure to the New York Islanders was the Gorton’s Fisherman look. Even though the identity lasted only two seasons, that to me is what the Islanders are to me.

Yes, the identity was terrible. Yes the colors were so 90s. But it was unique. It didn’t make sense. But I loved it. I wish the team kept it a little longer.

Well, it looks like the memory isn’t gone forever. With the Islanders celebrating their final season at Nassau, they will wear that ugly logo one last time.

I want a part of this. Even something as simple with the logo on a cap, I want to have something with this logo. There’s a part of me that just longs to have that one nostalgic moment. Just a time where something so bad could be considered good enough to outfit a professional team.

Thank you, Isles, for letting me be on the boat one last time.

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 Lightning third jerseys look like the Kings

This is basically like the Kings jerseys. This is underwhelming and the balance of black and blue isn’t all that great. I actually don’t think this third set is strong at all. Even this fake one is better.

Here are more pictures from the team site.

Black and blue? Reminds me of this.

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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The Washington Capitals Winter Classic look has a lot of stripes

This is supposedly what the Capitals will wear for the Winter Classic. The official unveiling will come shortly.

But my first reaction are the stripes. It’s on the shoulder, on the socks. I like the shorts with the stars and stars down the sleeves. It’s a pretty bold look. I like the chest logo too.

It’s actually not bad. It stands out. I wonder how it will look on ice. The massive amounts of stripes will be something that I will have to get used to. It’s not bad, but it’s not great in my opinion. But since it’s just for one game, it might be OK.

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