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.
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.
Now this is interesting. Check out the above entry about the Clippers and what might be their new uniform and logo design. Take note that these are from sources and these new logos and uniforms are not confirmed, but speculation. So take them for what they are.
But let’s say that these new designs are real. What a mess!
In recent years, team Twitter accounts are starting to have some personality. The LA Kings have done it the best and other teams are starting to follow suit.
With a recent tweet by the Clippers for fan engagement, the Warriors stuck their head in the conversation and ended up making the Clippers look like fools.
It all started with this:
I will never understand what Doc Rivers is going through. I don’t know what it will feel like to have an owner like Donald Sterling. I won’t try to understand.
If this does happen and Sterling is still around, I applaud Rivers for taking this stand. It may just be a way to force action, but it’s a powerful statement.
Adam Silver dropped the hammer.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has handed out the following punishment to Donald Sterling for his racist remarks.
- Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA
- Sterling is fined the maximum $2.5 million — in which the money will be used to help organizations against anti-discrimination
- The board of governors will force Sterling to sell the team
This was the harshest punishment and it was the right one. Sterling admitted that the voice in the recording is his and Silver says Sterling did not express anything else following.
The forced sale requires at least a 3/4 vote of approval to remove him. Silver says he expects the owners will remove Sterling. If sold, the team could be sold for close to $1 billion.
Silver also said he is not considering the idea of making all Clippers free agents at the end of the season. Of course, this is on the notion that Sterling would not be the owner of the team by then.
What do the Clippers do to protest Donald Sterling’s racist remarks? Take off the shooting shirts that represent the team name and dump them on the floor.
The Clippers did just that and practiced with their shirts inside out, showing solidarity with each other with the blank shirts.
During the game, the team is also wearing black armbands and black socks.
Strong silent protest. Perfectly done.
Donald Sterling doesn’t want black people to show up to his Clippers games.
If the above audio is truly of Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his girlfriend, then we got a huge problem. Claims of Sterling telling his girlfriend not to publicly share photos with black people, including Magic Johnson, is confusing in a world where such actions are normal. But Sterling still lives in a privileged world where he feels he’s above everyone.
Having listened to the audio last night, I felt like punching my computer. It was hateful, it was hurtful. How can a man feel that taking a photo with a man of a different race was a bad thing? Does he not realize there are a ton of fans that are black? And oh yeah, his team has black players and coaches.
But the problem we have with Sterling is that not only has he been a sub par owner, but he’s been an owner with hate in his heart. What about black people does he find so disgusting that he wants no association with? Why does he feel this way?
There was contact, but I agree with the no call.
Looking at the replay, yes there was contact from Chris Paul on Stephen Curry’s hip. Did it alter his shot? Probably. But I don’t think at that moment you can call a foul. I don’t even think in real time you could see a foul there. It looked clean.
The problem you want to complain about is the shot selection. Instead of going for a drive to tie the game, Curry settled for a tough three.
Instead of trying to take the shot, the Warriors could have thrown the ball back to the in-bounder Andre Iguodala for a shot.
Aside from the sleeves we saw today on Christmas, the other buzz people are talking about are the Warriors and Clippers’s new rivalry. They both had a scuffle in their last meeting and a few broke out during their Christmas game.
I initially thought this rivalry between the two was not necessary. It seemed to me that a great rivalry would be against the foes that had been atop the West for a while: the Lakers, Spurs and Thunder.
But now thinking about it, those teams aren’t the top teams anymore. They’re good, but the tide has turned in the West. The Clippers and Warriors are now rising up.