projectjohn

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  1. projectjohn

    Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Uniform Discussion

    I hope not. It seems I’m in the minority but I’ve always liked that cut/style better than crew neck. My inclination would be no, especially since Golden State also uses that cut since Nike ended the wishbone collars last year.
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    Memphis Grizzlies Appear to be Tweaking Logos

    I hope this whole gray fad a lot of the league is going through right now dies off soon. Teams using ugly gray jerseys like the Pistons, Celtics, and Wolves come to mind as particularly egregious offenders.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Pistons have heavily emphasized navy and gray in recent years (sigh).
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Pistons aren’t sniffing the playoffs this year.. I am hopeful they might change up their terrible alternates in the coming years, though.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    This is ridiculous. I was actually excited when Nike got the NBA contract a few years ago (remembering the great job they did for 8 teams back in the late 90s/early 2000s), but it’s been really bad so far.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Something about bright colors on a gray base jersey just looks weird to me. One of the reasons I don’t like the Pistons “Chrome” jerseys.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Contrasting accessories look so much better than the color rush look Nike pushes. I wish more teams would do this.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    As I recall, the Knicks lost every game the orange alts were used in and the players regarded them as bad luck. Of course, it had nothing to do with the roster being abysmal.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Common sense tells you a bright orange uniform would be garish, but somehow these worked. I understand why a lot of people didn’t like them, but they look good IMO.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    There's a reason it only lasted 5 years (1996-97 until 2000-01.)
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    They did, according to the specs on the website they used to announce the new logo last spring. http://content.palacenet.com/content/logo/ I’m not a fan of either of their alts (statement or city), but I’ll admit the City looks a bit better in reality than it did in mockups. The statement I think would look better if it removed the thick blue stripe/piping around the shoulder cutouts to keep it in line with their regular home and away. But I’d still rather have the old 2000s red alternate back than either of those.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    As a Pistons fan, I was hopeful that these were going to be sparingly used when they didn’t debut until weeks after the official release of the Statement jerseys (as I think they’re pretty terrible - the Spurs are the only team that can really pull off a gray uniform, IMO.) Unfortunately, as of tonight’s game, I believe they’ve now been used 7 out of the last 8 games, and the just as bad (or worse) Motor City jerseys are yet to debut. The Pistons/Nike really messed up their jersey set outside the classic home and away.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    I was pretty excited when Nike got the NBA contract, remembering how good of a job they did back in the late 90s/early 00s when they outfitted 8 teams. Everything was high quality back then, there was some degree of individuality to warmups (Pistons and Celtics warmups had elements of their classic 80s style warmups for example), and they did a good job spearheading several teams uniform designs in that timeframe. So yeah, how poorly things have gone so far has been a disappointment. I’m not a fan of most of the statement and city jerseys, quality doesn’t seem to be great, everything is templated, and merchandise rollout and availability is sparse. I still prefer it over Adidas, but that might be because I’ve always been a bit of a Nike fanboy.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    I agree. I think the NBA did it best under David Stern, when they had home, road, and one alternate jersey - which was almost always just a color swap on the existing road jersey.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Yikes that’s bad. It’s amazing how the Motor City jersey has gotten worse in every incarnation. Year 1 was the best by far before Adidas added sleeves. Then the sleeved version was worse, and now this thing is a monstrosity. Why would Nike add Adidas stripes to side panel? And why is Navy still being used (not even in the Pistons color scheme anymore, as I’ve mentioned previously)? I will never understand why the Pistons/Nike didn’t bring back the 2000s red alternate as the Statement jersey and use the current “Chrome”/statement jersey as the City Jersey, replacing the Detroit text with Motor City, if necessary. This would have made the whole set much more cohesive, IMO.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Same deal for the Pistons. Red court, gray is a tertiary color, and navy isn’t even in the color scheme anymore; yet gray and navy are the two alternate jerseys..
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    As a Pistons fan, I don’t mind Motor City, at least as you say before Adidas made them a hot mess with sleeves and removal of some of the red piping. I just don’t understand how it fits anymore as the Pistons have officially removed navy from their color scheme. I also don’t understand why their management refuses to bring back red alternates, which remain superior to the “Chrome” or Motor City variants that have come after it, especially since they now share an arena with the Red Wings and red is a huge part of their color scheme, certainly more than navy.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    I wish they’d use contrasting color tights (i.e. purple tights with the yellow jersey for the Lakers or red with blue for the Clippers). It would look so much better; not a fan of the Color Rush style.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    We can infer from this that the "Community" jerseys will be released in the Christmas/New Year's time frame.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    The arc isn't that pronounced on the real thing, thankfully. I agree that in a perfect world it would still be horizontal as it always been for the Pistons, but I'm assuming the change had to be made due to the shoulder cuts (what Nike calls the scapula seam) on the Nike template.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Pistons court also has a Jeep logo on the sidelines in front of the bench areas now instead of team social media information. Yay for corporate advertising http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20170928/news/640691/jeep-signs-on-as-partner-with-detroit-pistons In cheerier Pistons news, I really like that Nike swapped the blue and red stripes on the home jersey. It wasn't something I had ever thought about, but seeing it in action, it looks a lot better than how it has historically. The color balance on the jersey is superior, the front was too red heavy in the previous incarnation.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Sorry, they're never going away. I agree with you that Adidas' Rev 30 material was terrible - close ups made it look like something that would be bulk ordered from an Eastbay catalog by a high school athletic department. The NBA logo also looks gross at the top back of the jersey. But money talks and the ads are here to stay.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Absolutely. Chicago's set is looking really good. I admire how they've stuck to traditionalism and aren't bringing out any off-the-wall junk. I'm a Pistons fan, and while their Icon and Association versions are good, I really hate the "Motor City" and "Chrome" crap they've cooked up in recent years. Home white, road blue, and red alternate is what I want for them and for whatever reason they refuse to bring that red alt back.
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    NBA Changes 2017-18

    Pistons and Cavs are the worst to me.