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  1. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    My biggest gripe with them is the thick blue shoulder piping which doesn't match their regular home and away jersey and my feeling that they shouldn't be the "statement" jersey (which seems to essentially be equivalent with alternate jerseys of yesteryear in Nike speak) over the red alternates they used to use, which were a much better fit in their identity.
  2. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    What a shame for a game between two teams with great historical identities/brands like the Celtics and Pistons to end up being a black vs. gray matchup (for the second time this season, I believe.) The Celtics have done a pretty good job (other than the black jersey) of maintaining their brand in the Nike era, but the Pistons have let theirs go to hell outside the classic home and road..
  3. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Imagine my delight as a Pistons fan - we have both.
  4. projectjohn

    2018 NFL Week 11 Uniform Matchups

    As much as I dislike gray jerseys outside of baseball, there's part of me that feels like this could look decent if the Lions could use the blue pants with the gray top.
  5. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Man, Nike 1.0 was great back in the late 90s/early 2000s. That's why I was pretty excited when they landed the league outfitting deal, though it's definitely been a massive disappointment so far. I guess since they only covered 8 teams back then, they could dedicate more resources per team? That, or unfortunately, the industry as a whole just continues to get cheaper and less creative (yay templates!) There was even some degree of individuality to warm-ups in Nike 1.0; I remember the Pistons and Celtics having warm-ups inspired from their classic eras.
  6. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I am admittedly a traditionalist, but my biggest gripe with these "City" jerseys are that most teams are vastly overusing them. The Pistons, for instance, will be using theirs 18 TIMES! That's a quarter of the freaking season (almost.) That's way, way too much. As much as I don't like a lot of these, if they were only being used a handful of times, such as Minnesota with the Prince tribute jerseys only being used 6 times, it'd be much more palatable. But 18 times is just way off the rails. Teams with iconic brands are being thrown to the wayside.
  7. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I’ve wanted these back since they were discontinued 10 years ago, for reasons the team never made clear. They’re certainly far better than anything the Pistons have come up with since then. I hope maybe they’ll be the “statement” jerseys next year when those are due to be refreshed, but I’m not holding my breath - probably more navy or “chrome” crap.
  8. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I posted this in the NBA changes thread and will repeat it here. As one of the few remaining Pistons fans in existence, it is quite disheartening how their alternate jerseys keep getting worse and worse year after year. Honestly it’s a little impressive how the “Chrome” and “Motor City” jerseys have gotten worse in every incarnation.
  9. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Atrocious. As one of the few remaining Pistons fans in existence, it saddens me how their alternate jerseys keep getting worse and worse every year.
  10. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    To me, it's the other way around, but to each their own.
  11. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Yeah, racing stripes on a car is the inspiration, I would think. No matter what, not a good look, and I don't get the continued insistence on using navy, which was dropped from their color scheme last year.
  12. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I've been calling for the return of this jersey for 10 years, ever since it was discontinued for reasons that were never made clear by the team: I can't come up with any good reason that this isn't the "statement" jersey, with some kind of amalgamation of the current statement ("chrome") and city jersey being the city option. Conrad nailed what, for me, would be the perfect set for the Pistons in his concept last year:
  13. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Good lord, that Pistons jersey is hideous.
  14. These were hated at the time, but they’re so much better than any alternate that has come since. But then I’m not a big fan of the “throwback” overhaul for the Lakers to begin with, I think what they had was superior..
  15. projectjohn

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I agree with you. Vice works well as “city” or alt uniforms, but I feel like it would get old really fast being the primary identity. There’s a reason the Heat look has endured so long - it’s good.