Check out the exclusive look at next season’s Christmas look courtesy of Paul Lukas. He details a lot about these designs and you should read about it. Here I’ll share my thoughts on it.
- As he mentioned, these Christmas uniforms are free from gimmicks like sleeves and over the top colors. Instead it’s a Christmas-type font and template to match. The piping and shorts are made to imitate the current uniform the teams have. This is simple and very well-executed.
- I am not too huge on every team having the same template for team name and having the same color. However, it is the smallest gripe I have with the new set. It’s still simple and refreshing to see Adidas scale back in the design and instead give us something that actually makes us think of Christmas.
- Cursive! You know what I learned some time ago? Very few schools teach cursive these days. So many people actually don’t know how to write or read it. It’s still common in baseball but not in basketball. I am glad these uniforms will teach some people about reading cursive.
- Hey, check out the Clippers’ waistband. It’s that ugly new logo!
After almost 24 hours to digest it, I have decided that I dislike the Christmas day NBA uniforms even more. I didn’t like them when they first announced them a while back but I was hopeful that maybe they won’t look too bad in action. I was wrong.
Nameplates under the number isn’t too crazy. It’s been done before. But when you have a generic nameplate that is the same length for all names, even if names are short, it doesn’t really work. The first name gimmick didn’t even bother me much, but some nameplates just looked out of place. It was plain. It wasn’t great.
Then to pair that with a small logo in the front of every jersey? Come on. The sports world has become a visual league and you don’t design a uniform that’s great for the HD TVs out there?
Maybe next year they can just not try to so hard and just give us something simple. But I can only hope.
Happy birthday to Jesus and Rickey Henderson!
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you have a good day with all your family and friends or whatever you’re doing. Hopefully you get a chance to just enjoy the day and all the good things that are to come.
Adidas is terrible. Here is another example of why.