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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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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The jersey Joe Montana will wear at final Candlestick Park game

I went to the last NFL game at Candlestick Park.

I have tickets to the last concert at Candlestick Park.

But Joe Montana and a bunch of his NFL friends are going to play a flag football game there for one last hurrah. And as you can see, they have jerseys. But if you need to know, this event was brought to you by Hewlett Packard. That’s an official sponsor for the 49ers.

A great looking simple uniform ruined by that corporate logo. But of course, in this day and age, what isn’t sacred from sponsorship logos?

They’re selling A’s-Giants split caps at the Coliseum?

When the A’s and Giants met in the World Series, these caps were born.

When the two met again in 1997 for the first ever year of Interleague Play, these caps were dusted off from the closet.

Now New Era and MLB are selling these caps? What a shame!

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.

Every player will wear specially designed cap during MLB All-Star Game

I mentioned last night that the MLB All-Star game will feature a unique uniform appearance different from years past. Not only are teams wearing new designed caps for the Home Run Derby, it appeared that they will have specially designed caps for the actual game.

Confirmed by USA Today, players will wear caps modeled after the Twins’ batting helmet from the 1970s. The template will be the same, but the colors and logo are team specific.

Rather than have the players wear their normal cap, the branding and merchandising department appears to have the stranglehold here. I like that at least they kept the team colors and logos here, but this is not necessary. It’s all about making the dollars.

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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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