Check out the main bit the blog post talks about today. Apparently the Nets will have their heritage jersey with sleeves. We had known that heritage jerseys will be brought into the mix but had no idea what exactly that meant. Now we have an idea. Take the old Nets design from the ABA days and slap on some sleeves.
Yeah, great idea Adidas. Your sleeve revolution is such a great look.
This is terrible. Why ruin an iconic design just for some cheap merchandising opportunities? Well, because Adidas has no sense of anything.
OK, the above photo is pretty cool if you understand the significance of it.
Last night, the Heat and Nets wore nicknames on their jerseys. It’s not the first time the NBA has done this, but it’s the first time where every player had a nickname. I actually don’t mind it at all. It doesn’t ruin the aesthetics of the uniforms and it adds a little fun.
The only problem, however, is that not everyone has a nickname. Some just seemed so forced. But overall, it’s a fine promotion and it apparently is happening a couple more times this season. Let’s just keep it at that. No need to continue to drag this out.
The NBA was rumored to have a few dates set where players would have their nicknames on their jersey. Via Spike Lee’s Instagram, that rumor has been confirmed as he tweeted Ray Allen’s jersey.
If you don’t get it, go watch “He Got Game.”
I had been loathing this even though this isn’t a new idea for the league. The problem with this is that back in the 1970s, the promotion of the league wasn’t individual based and full of ego. In today’s NBA, you watch not for the team, but for the individual player. It’s a team sport but it hasn’t been promoted as so. This just confirms it.
So let’s get this straight: An official game-used jersey could read “King James” for LeBron James. That’s not too crazy. In fact, with this marketing and globalization of the NBA, it’s actually a smart marketing tool. I am not surprised by this at all.
And people might get upset about it and I get it. I would prefer that they don’t do it but it’s not something that’s new to professional sports. The XFL has done it before. Major League Baseball has done it before.
And as you can see by the photo to the right, the NBA has done it before too. It’s pretty fun and it really embraces the individuality of the players in the NBA. And the NBA is the most individual, self-promoting professional league in sports anyway.
I prefer they didn’t, but for one game, I am not against it.
If you know your celebrity history, you know that Kris Humphries and Lamar Odom were once brother-in-laws. So when they ended up together for a jump ball last night, the crowd also recognized the momentousness occasion.
Thanks to the Kardashian family, these two will forever be linked in some odd way. And this jump ball was just something amazing. (Plus now there are rumors that Khloe is hooking up with The Game?)
There hasn’t been this much love for a jump ball since Jeremy Lin’s NBA debut.
It’s a simple black jersey with Brooklyn written across the front. No complicated patterns or anything. The white jersey is expected to be an exact mirror of this set. This is what the shorts look like.