Those new black Hornets uniforms work surprisingly well

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.

These new Atlanta Hawks uniforms aren’t that bad really

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.

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My initial thoughts on the new Sixers uniforms

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.

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The official MLB All-Star Game pillbox caps are even worse than the concept ones

Remember when these concept caps leaked? While predictable in design, it was at least pretty decent for what it was. But that was a fan concept.

Now we know what the actual caps look like and you can see a link to all of them above.

The problem here is the front panel matching the team jersey of white or gray. That doesn’t match anything the Reds ever wore. Then the stripes not even going around the entire circumference of the cap makes it worse. This is poorly designed and would look terrible on a professional player.

But money talks and that’s what MLB is going for.

Clippers unveil new ugly logo, uniforms

For a long time we knew what the Clippers new logo would look like. The team officially unveiled the new logo and uniforms on their website. You can go onto the site and read their reasoning for their design of the logo.

Well, the logo is not great and it is exactly what we expected. But the uniforms look terrible.

The home uniform look boring and unimaginative. The road reds just look confusing. What’s with the CLA logo and the number being placed like that? It’s not good.

I have no idea who approved of this but it is clearly one of the worst, if not the worst, identities in the league.

This is why the new Milwaukee Bucks uniforms are fantastic

Click the link in the tweet to see all the photos. After I saw it for the first time, I was very pleased. I actually liked their previous set but when they decided to make the change, I was afraid that it might be a change for the sake of change. But with a pretty solid logo, the uniform was created perfectly for the entire set.

The balance of green and cream white is perfect. The front and back are simple. The side piping works so well with the shorts. Additionally, their homage to their old Bucks uniforms with the rainbow panel is great. The conservative use of blue is great. Also, I like their negative space “M” on the shorts.

What makes this set so fantastic is that it’s really green. Unlike the last set with the usage of red, the cream doesn’t take away from the identity of this team. They want the focus of this set to be really green and that’s what we get. And that makes this one of the best sets in the entire league.

I like the home white a lot more and that’s probably only because the name on the front is shorter. But that’s just a small bump in what appears to be a smooth, fantastic uniform set. Well done, Bucks.

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The MLB All-Star Game pillbox caps are the most predictable thing

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Apparently they are just concepts. So whoever created this did it pretty well to the point where all media picked up on it and said it was real. So the rest of this entry really is nothing.

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If you missed it, images of the All-Star Game caps are out. Predictable.

It’s pillbox, which matches that of Mr. Redlegs. Since the Reds are hosting the midsummer classic and they don’t have any distinct cap design from their era, taking something from their mascot made sense. It was so predictable. They had no other choice. (Hey, pillbox caps are supposed to be flat on top.)

This trend started last year when the Twins were hosting and the All-Star Game caps (a first in MLB) was created to imitate that cap design from the Twins’ past.

It looks like the National League will all have white crowns and the American League will all have their team colors. In theory, this is a great idea. But I still don’t dig it. It seems forced and are All-Star Game caps necessary? Nope. It may look decent for some caps but overall, it isn’t that great. Anything for merchandising purposes, I guess.

I wonder what they’re doing with San Diego next year. Taco Bell caps?