I don’t like sleeved uniforms in the NBA. In fact, any sleeve uniform I just cringe when I see them. Yet for some reason, this matchup right here doesn’t bother me. I don’t know why.
First, this is the Rockets’ Chinese New Year uniform and it actually looks really good. Aside from the sleeves, the design is simple yet still captures the identity of the Rockets team. As a one-time deal, this one actually looks like it belongs in the NBA. In fact, this seems like a design I might see in a league in China.
The Wolves, out of all the sleeved jerseys out there, have one that doesn’t offend me so much. I like it also because of the simplicity. Black is a safe color to go with when it comes to sleeves and the side panels work really well with their identity.
So in a battle of very ugly jerseys, the two that were least offensive to me met on the court tonight. If you just look away from the sleeves, these jerseys aren’t too bad.
I know there are other trades going on in the NBA but this one is the biggest one and the one that has me the most excited. I know Kevin Garnett is on the tail end of his career and isn’t putting up great numbers or has any of the physical abilities he did 10 years ago. But there is always something so beautiful for me whenever I see a player go back to the team he started his career with.
Kevin Garnett was a legend in Minnesota. He was the big ticket. The team hasn’t been to the playoffs since he took them there in 2004 and even though he might not be able to contribute much other than wisdom, this looks like the final stopping point for him before he hangs them up and possibly takes a bigger leadership role in the front office.
The exciting part for me is the nostalgia. His return to Minnesota is just that for me. And it will be fun for me to watch him play in those blue, black and silver uniforms.
With years of wisdom, knowledge of how to win and being one of the best players of this generation, this is a nice ending to his great career. I hope they give him the greatest of welcomes when he returns for his first game back in Minneapolis. He was great there. And now he can finish there.
It takes courage to make the right call? What do you mean it takes courage? It’s their job to make the right call.
Here’s my problem. The right call is calling that foul. It doesn’t matter if it was Kobe Bryant. You don’t cost a team the opportunity to tie the game just because of reputation.
I know this has gone on long before today in the NBA but lately, the officiating has been really bad. And to say that an official has to have courage to do the right thing? That is absurd when the foul is so clear. I’m really embarrassed about this. No player is bigger than the game.