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  1. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I've got to be honest. I don't ever recall being remotely excited about Nike getting the NBA contract. I never actually had a problem with Adidas. I wasn't over the moon about the sleeves since they were poorly executed and oddly emphasized gray for a lot of teams that never utilized it before, but there were a few sets that worked (specifically, the Nets and Magic). I just had this feeling that Nike wasn't going to surpass them. I've tried giving them the benefit of the doubt, but the rollout has been kind of bad. Some teams transitioned to the Nike template without issue (thankfully, the Magic are okay - just wish their black alt would've been carried over instead of the black set they unveiled a few months ago).
  2. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I did hear of that as a reason, but it kind of baffles me because on-court playoff logos had been featured from 1991-2014. I believe 1991 was the first postseason they started using the on-court logo for the 3 conference rounds anyway. That's obviously a long time. If players did complain about the injury risks, I don't know when they would've started voicing their opinions (perhaps during the previous logo set's span: 2007-2014). Anyway, I can't imagine there isn't a way to display the logos while quelling fears of slipping.
  3. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I have to wonder if the new Playoffs and Finals logos will be featured on courts next postseason. I really miss seeing them on the floor.
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I see it now. Thanks. It just looked like fewer stripes on the mockups. I think that's what made me curious.
  5. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Weird, I thought they added more pinstripes. In Jonathan Isaac's rookie shoot, he was shown wearing a blue Magic uniform in the Nike template. And one of the notable differences was the added pinstripes.
  6. Atlanta Hawks Nike Jerseys

    Honestly, I'm waiting for them to go back to something that resembles the Jason Terry era set. I know they didn't make the playoffs in the 8 seasons they sported this look, but it was pretty solid. Replace the side panel logo with the Pac and apply the sublimated Triforce pattern from the current set and I think you'd have a nice look.
  7. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I honestly couldn't care less if the college lanes serve no functional purpose for a team like the Grizzlies. The yellow trim was a nice complement to the dark blue.
  8. Atlanta Hawks Nike Jerseys

    Atlanta might have the worst sponsor patch so far. Boxy patches tend to look the least appealing, especially when they're not recolored to match the team's identity.
  9. Rare team matchups

    The Suns and Lakers almost always make a great color matchup.
  10. Rare NBA Getty Images, Google & Internet Find

    Finally, something to beat that Knicks/Hawks orange vs. red disaster from 2013.
  11. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I'll go ahead and say it: while I like some of the transitions over to the new Nike template, they're not a marked improvement over Adidas. The template is flawed and impedes a lot of design elements that leave a lot of teams, particularly carryovers from Adidas, noticeably compromised. Overall, it's been a pretty frustrating marathon of reveals with only a few decent showings. Nothing looks great unless you're a fan of the few teams whose core designs were able to translate pretty well to the template (Kings, Wizards, Hornets, etc.). Honestly, it makes it all seem as if Adidas wasn't all that bad. Yeah, the sleeves were arguably the worst part of their run with the apparel license. But other than a few concessions, teams were able to incorporate more of what they wanted and look less cookie-cutter as a result. I'd say most of the league looked pretty good overall last season, with some obvious exceptions like the Clippers and Hawks. In sum, the grass isn't always greener and so on...
  12. Los Angeles Clippers New Uniforms

    I like the horizontal striping on the sides. Unique, but subtle enough not to be an eyesore. A red or light blue version of this template would look pretty nice.
  13. NBA Changes 2017-18

    More pinstripes, modified side panels to adhere to the new template, blue collar, "MAGIC" on the waistband, obligatory Nike and sponsor patches. Looks like the Orlando wordmark is further down from the collar as well. Also, it looks more arched in comparison to the pre-Nike version. Some minimal upgrades, but this identity would benefit from using stars on the uniforms. Maybe a sublimated pattern on the side panels and adopting Minnesota's new font help (that font looks like an updated version of Orlando's number font from 1989-1998. And while I don't think the Nike template would allow for it, a small star hanging from the bottom tip of the collar. That would be a pretty good combination of elements from the team's different uniform eras.
  14. Minnesota Timberwolves

    This is also the organization that hired David Kahn.
  15. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Would the HD logo look okay in green with Harley Davidson in cream?