Click the link for all the description. I don’t want to write out every detail, but I will point out that this offseason of changes has been terrible.
There have been some successful uniform changes such as the Bucks rebrand and the Sixers going a little more simple. But overall, the new uniforms are terrible. There are more sleeves and more logo-centered designs. Additionally, there are so many gray uniforms now that have forced the officials to wear white shirts.
I don’t think I can recall a time where so many uniform updates came in one offseason. The Raptors look bland and some alternates look terrible.
If this is an official style guide, then I am disappointed. But maybe they won’t look so bad in person. Or maybe they are that bad. Here’s to hoping for something better.
But hey, “The City” throwbacks are returning!
The Pacers announced that they would be wearing these uniforms for several games next season. This is the uniform from the “Hoosiers” movie. It is a very important movie in Indiana history and it captures the state’s love for basketball. It’s one of the best sports movies of all time and the Pacers celebrating the 30th anniversary of the movie is a great idea.
But this is a professional team wearing a uniform from a movie based on a high school team. That doesn’t sound right.
The homage is great but somehow the Pacers wearing a throwback like this seems kind of minor league. It isn’t but a gimmick like this really cheapens the product. But it’s still a nice homage. I’m torn between how I really feel about this. It’s a movie, not an actual historical evvent. It just seems very out of place.
It’s a great idea but it isn’t perfect. I just don’t think a professional team should have to wear uniforms from a fictional movie.
Look at all four of these images. These logos are infinitely better than what they ended up using. The fact that these logos feature some sort of nautical image makes it so much better. Whether it’s a wave, anchor or ship, these logos are simply amazing.
I don’t know who makes decisions in the merchandising and graphics department, but they made the wrong one. Somehow, this made their current logo set even worse.
Let me once again emphasize how much I hate sleeves on NBA uniforms.
With that said, if we ignore that element for this new set for the Hornet, we actually have a great design.
I have always liked blue and black together. Mostly a light blue and black combo is very pleasing to the eye and the use of teal and black for this Hornets set is really good. Using their “pride” nickname and having a simple design gives this alternate a very nice touch. I like the striping that crosses down the side.
For an alternate, it’s simple and even though black has never been part of the Hornets identity, it works for an alternate like this. Do they need it? No. Is it silly to have black and sleeves? Yes. But if they are going to go that route, at least they did it well.
The AJC has gotten their hands on the new Hawks uniforms and they are exactly what was expected after some guessing from their Christmas uniforms.
I’m going to look at each of these jerseys individually and tell you what I like and don’t like about them.
It’s here. The 76ers have unveiled their new uniforms and it isn’t much of a drastic change from their previous ones. They have taken some elements of uniforms past and created this new identity. You can check out the gallery here.
I’ll first say that the use of “PHILA” on the front is a nice touch but I don’t like it. I always associate that with the old school and for some reason, I feel that this is forced. All other elements of the uniform look pretty nice.