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  1. Hey all, I decided to try and create retired number banners for current NBA players and their respective teams. These banners are based off the actual style of retired number banners the team uses (with exception to LAC and OKC since they havent retired any numbers yet). Justifications as to why I did or did not include certain players (HM=Honorable Mentions) are included below as well. I hope you think these are good and they are free to use and respond with any suggestions! I will be doing this series for the NHL as well after! ATLANTA: Joe Johnson (played majority of his all-star career with the organization and led them to many playoff births) HM: Josh Smith, Al Horford (neither put up good enough numbers) BOSTON: None No HM BROOKLYN: Vince Carter (All-star and leader for all of his nearly 6 years with the team), Brook Lopez (considering the Nets history of honoring long-tenured players and Lopez's solid numbers, it's very likely he'll see his number in the rafters) HM: Richard Jefferson, Deron Williams (neither were as effective as the other two players mentioned) CHARLOTTE: Kemba Walker (will be a multi-time all-star, a first for the "Hornets" in years) No HM CLEVELAND: LeBron James (OBVIOUS REASONS) HM: Mo Williams (not effective enough), Kevin Love (too early to call/not on team long enough), Kyrie Irving (went out on sour note) CHICAGO: Derrick Rose (a homegrown kid, multi-time all-star, and only the second Bulls player to win MVP outside of MJ) HM: Joakim Noah (DPOY but didn't do much outside of that and a few all-star appearances) DALLAS: Dirk Nowitzki (OBVIOUS REASONS) No HM DENVER: Carmelo Anthony (Denver scoring leader and put the team back on the map after years of futility) No HM DETROIT: None No HM GOLDEN STATE: Stephen Curry (OBVIOUS REASONS), Klay Thompson (leader and all-star for the current team, likely career Warrior), Draymond Green (top-tier defensive talent and leader for Warriors) HM: Kevin Durant (not on team long enough yet), Monta Ellis (not effective enough/bad teams) HOUSTON: James Harden (likely career Rocket, potential future MVP, and consistent all-star and team leader) No HM INDIANA: None HM: Paul George (left on sour note and didn't play with team long enough) LA CLIPPERS: Chris Paul (team leader and consistent all-star, delivering Clips to playoffs), Blake Griffin (career Clip, multi-time all-star, fashioned lob city era) HM: DeAndre Jordan (not effective enough) LA LAKERS: None HM: Pau Gasol (didn't play with team long enough and wasn't effective enough) MEMPHIS: Marc Gasol (all-star and Memphis' soft process on retired numbers) HM: Mike Conley (too early to call/not effective enough), Pau Gasol (didn't play on team long enough) MIAMI: Chris Bosh (sad story/way he went out, multi-time all-star), Dwyane Wade (OBVIOUS REASONS), LeBron James (brought in championships and was MVP with Heat) HM: Udonis Haslem (devoted, but not effective enough to pass Heat's lenient standards) MILWAUKEE: None HM: Giannis Antetokounmpo (too early to call) MINNESOTA: Kevin Love (multi-time all-star and double double leader) No HM NEW ORLEANS: Anthony Davis (Multi-time all-star and leader for Pels) HM: Demarcus Cousins (not on team long enough yet) NEW YORK: Carmelo Anthony (leader and all-star all 7 years on the team) No HM OKLAHOMA CITY: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant (BOTH OBVIOUS REASONS) HM: James Harden (not on team long enough), Nick Collison (not effective enough, despite longest tenure) ORLANDO: None HM: Dwight Howard (disrespected team and city, very up in the air/not a guarantee) PHILADELPHIA: None No HM PHOENIX: N/A (do not have retired number banners) PORTLAND: Damien Lillard (multi-time all-star, leader, and likely career Blazer) HM: LaMarcus Aldridge (not on team long enough and not effective enough in time there) SAN ANTONIO: Manu Ginobili (career Spur and team leader), Tony Parker (see "Manu"), Kawhi Leonard (multi-time DPOY and all-star, new team leader) No HM SACRAMENTO: None HM: Demarcus Cousins (wasn't effective/respected enough in tenure, plus Kings' reluctance to retire numbers easily) TORONTO: Vince Carter (multi-time all-star and put Raptors on the map), Demar DeRozan (Canadian player, multi-time all-star, and career Raptor) HM: Kyle Lowry (too up-in-the-air) UTAH: None HM: Deron Williams (disrespected organization and not effective enough) WASHINGTON: John Wall (career Wizard, multi-time all-star and team leader) HM: Bradley Beal (too early to cal, no all-star appearances)
  2. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    Fixed. My bad!
  3. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    Here's the NHL series: Anaheim: Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf HM: None Arizona: None (Note: Shane Doan has already retired and is not eligible) HM: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Max Domi (Both need to play longer and have more team success) Boston: Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara HM: Brad Marchand, Tukka Rask (No/not enough all-star appearances, respecively), Joe Thornton, Tyler Seguin (Both didn't play on team long enough) Buffalo: None HM: Jack Eichel (Needs to play longer), Jason Pominville (Not effective enough) Calgary: Jarome Iginla HM: Johnny Gaudreau (Needs to play a little bit longer) Carolina: Eric Staal HM: Cam Ward (Not effective enough despite being career Hurricane) Chicago: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith, Corey Crawford HM: Brent Seabrook (Not as effective as the others) Colorado: None HM: Nathan MacKinnon (needs to play longer), Paul Stasny (not effective enough) Columbus: Rick Nash HM: Sergei Babrovsky (need more years of productivity) Dallas: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin HM: None Detroit: Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg HM: Jimmy Howard (Not enough accomplishments to comply with Red Wings' high standards) Edmonton: Connor McDavid HM: None Florida: None HM: Roberto Luongo (not effective enough in time there) Los Angeles: Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty HM: None Minnesota: Marian Gaborik HM: Devan Dubnyk, Mikko Koivu (Both need some more effective years) Montreal: Carey Price HM: PK Subban (didn't play on team long enough) Nashville: Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber HM: Roman Josi (needs more years of effectiveness) New Jersey: None HM: Travis Zajac (not effective enough despite long tenure), Taylor Hall (needs more years) NY Islanders: John Tavares HM: None NY Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan McDonagh HM: Jaromir Jagr (needed more years on team) Ottawa: Erik Karlsson HM: Jason Spezza (Not effective enough) Philadelphia: Claude Giroux HM: Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek (Both need more all-star appearances) Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin, Jaromir Jagr, Kris Letang HM: None San Jose: Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns HM: Martin Jones (Needs more years of effectiveness) St Louis: Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo HM: Alexander Steen (not effective enough) Tampa Bay: Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos HM: Victor Hedman (needs a few more years of effectiveness) Toronto: None HM: Auston Matthews (needs a few more years at same caliber) Vancouver: Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Roberto Luongo HM: None Vegas: None HM: None Washington: Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom HM: Evgeny Kuznetsov (Needs to play longer) Winnipeg: Dustin Byfuglien HM: Patrick Laine (needs a few more years at same caliber), Mark Scheifle (Needs some all-star appearances) If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to comment.
  4. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

  5. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    In response to some of your suggestions I have made four new banners for the players I missed or incorrectly only gave Honorable: Pau Gasol (LAL), Udonis Haslem, Jameer Nelson (ORL), and Andrei Kirilenko (UTH). Note the Magic one is a concept since they do not have any real retired numbers to this point. I will be making a bunch of NHL banners soon. Remember, though, these players have to be current, so notable exclusions I had included Tracy McGrady (Orlando and Houston), Kevin Garnett (Minnesota and Boston), Ray Allen (Milwaukee and Boston), and others.
  6. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    Interesting. Totally forgot about him, but considering he left for a rival in Golden State and he didn't make an all-star appearance like big Z did (a "charity/loyalty case" retirement), he'd be a good honorable mention, but not a likely one.
  7. Future Retired Number Banner Concepts (NHL Added)

    While I would usually go this route, unfortunately he hasn't played on the team long enough yet. It's the same reasoning I used for not having players like Cousins' number retired by NOLA. They simply need to play a bit longer and considering Durant has a short term deal and already won a championship, it could be possible for him to leave quickly. Why I retired his number on OKC in spite of the bad way he went out was because his accomplishments on OKC are arguably some of the best in team history. The reason I give his number a retirement over those of other players who went out poorly like George and Howard is due to the MVP he won. The only player I gave exception to was Melo in Denver simply due to his impact on a truly horrid team and Denver's lenient retired number policy.
  8. Seattle NHL Logo concept

    THAT. IS. BEAUTIFUL. Looks so perfect I can't even describe how perfect it is anymore...
  9. City/State Color Identities

    Gotta use the Blue and Red-orange for the NY teams since those are the city colors and 3 teams already use them (Knicks, Mets, and Isles) Red and Blue is too bland and irrelevant.
  10. New York Isles Update

    This works really well, especially considering the team is and will no longer be playing in Long Island for the foreseeable future!
  11. 2018 Winter Classic

    One major problem: colors. In your concept, the Rangers have blue uniforms while the Sabres have white uniforms. This needs to be the opposite, as the Sabres are the "home" team due to MSG tax exceptions. The concepts are great otherwise as long as you fix the colors.
  12. 90s to Now Series

    After some time, I finally completed the MLB jersey set for the 90s to Now series. However, I notably excluded the Angels, Brewers, and Pirates from the Uniform part since in spite of the logo changes, the uniforms did not change colors as much, making the creation unoriginal and, just, nothing. I did the rest though and I believe the Rays definitely look the coolest/best, while the Padres one is simply a bit bland, although the majority of the uniforms aren't as exciting as the other leagues due to the lack of color in the MLB road uniforms. Hope you all enjoyed this series!
  13. 90s to Now Series

    Decided to do a mini-series inspired by the Mariners "Past Meets Present" scheme. However, the reverse applies to this series, as I am taking the best/most infamous sports logos of the 90s and giving them a modern color refresh, rather than the other way around. I'm starting off with the NHL, before moving onto the NBA, and MLB (I'm skipping the NFL because the league significantly lacks iconic "90s" logos and colors). With regard to the NHL series, the logos featured are the only ones that had noticeable color changes. In my opinion, the Blues and Canucks old logos with their new color schemes look the best while the old Capitals logo looks the worst with its new scheme. Hope you enjoy this series!
  14. 90s to Now Series

    Those 7 were the only ones with significant logo/color/name changes since the league began in the 90s (with exception to the Sounders and Eighty-Sixers/Whitecaps since they existed before the league started).
  15. 90s to Now Series

    Hey guys! Sorry it took a while, but I added the NBA uniforms. I personally think the best are Thunder/Sonics and the Sixers. My least favorite is the Rockets, which I think is still overly complex. MLB coming soon as well.
  16. 90s to Now Series

    I made a quick update to the Rangers uniforms, making them more on the line of the historical uniforms, while still giving it the "90s" touch:
  17. 90s to Now Series

    The NHL uniforms are here (Click to zoom in). The respective logos are applied and I am, in fact, using the old 90s templates with some updated necks (more retro!). I personally find the Stars and, ironically one of the ugliest uniforms before, the Blues sweaters to be the best (and that's coming from a Blues fan). Most of these are dated as all hell no matter the colors , but my least favorite has to still be the Kings' burger king uniforms; they look terrible no matter what the colors are. I will be doing an NBA uniform set as well, so stay tuned.
  18. 90s to Now Series

    And I'm going to give them to ya!
  19. 90s to Now Series

    When the Jazz already do the job for you...
  20. 90s to Now Series

    To close off the series, although I know most of you don't follow the MLS, I decided to give it a shot. My favorite has gotta be the Dallas Burn given FC Dallas' colors and in all honesty all of the logos look pretty damn good with their color changes.
  21. 90s to Now Series

    Finally, I've added the MLB logos. Once again, not as many changes as the NHL or NBA due to few logo color changes. Out of these eight teams, I'd have to say the best is the Devil Rays given the modern Rays colors. The worst is the Florida Marlins logo given the Miami colors (it's just so ugly). Also, I decided to try and do one more series for the MLS, so this will not be the last one.
  22. 90s to Now Series

    They are the bottom-most one.
  23. 90s to Now Series

    The NBA has officially been completed as well. Although there aren't as many as the NHL, as there haven't been nearly as many color changes, there are still a solid ten teams that I worked with. My favorites have to be the Vancouver Grizzlies logo given Memphis' color scheme and the NJ Nets logo given the Brooklyn color scheme. Easily the ugliest/worst is the Sonics' 90s logo paired with the Thunder's already ugly colors.
  24. 90s to Now Series

    That looks lovely. Wish they could use that/its better than my version.
  25. NHL Uniform Revisions (Pacific Division Added)

    With regard to the Central Division requests, I returned the helm back to the Blackhawks jersey, while I did keep the changes to the socks. I also altered the use of red in the Jets uniform to allow the uniforms to match. To justify the red, I wanted to bring back memories of the older team. On the other hand, to close this series off, I edited the Pacific Division uniforms: ANAHEIM DUCKS: H: The classic Ducks logo returns to the forefront with some recolors to match the new color scheme. I edited the stripes of the sweater and socks as well to match the style of the retired alternate, finally getting rid of that horribly dated style of the older uniforms. Finally, I promoted the orange in terms of the uniform colors. A: Same changes that were applied to the home are applied to the away as well, with exception to the use of a nameplate on the away sweater. P: No changes. ARIZONA COYOTES: H: I changed the logo to incorporate the coyote head into the moon. A logo like this is occasionally used by the team, but it isn't official. I also replaced all of the white in the uniform with the more unique sand color. Finally, and probably most notably, I added Mojave style stripes to the sweater and socks to represent the character of Arizona. A: While the base of the uniform is still white, the rest of the white is removed and the same stripes are added to the sleeves and socks. The ends of the sleeves are also adjusted to the sand color. P: No changes. CALGARY FLAMES: H: I returned the home jersey back to the older style of the 90s with exception to the addition of black as an outline color since its currently part of the flames color scheme. A: The away uniform is adjusted appropriately where black is added as an outline. P: The pants now feature a similar design to the uniforms. The pants are red with the same style of stripe. EDMONTON OILERS: H: Very little changes with the uniforms here. The only minor change I made is added an outline stripe to the inside stripe of both the sweater and sock. It allows for that alternate color to pop a bit more. A: See "H". P: No changes. LOS ANGELES KINGS: H: The horribly unnecessary side piping is removed leaving the Kings uniform in the same classic style as the Gretzky era. A: See "H". P: No changes. SAN JOSE SHARKS: H: The helmet now matches the color of the uniform (teal). A: No changes here. P: This sees the most changes. The color is now the Shark's iconic teal. The logo on the right leg is changed to the more modern alternate the team uses on the away uniform. The stripe style from the home uniform is also added to better complement the whole set. VANCOUVER CANUCKS: H: The dated and off-color orca logo is retired and replaced with a white version of Canucks' classic stick in rink design. The shade of green is also adjusted to a more subtle tone. Additionally, the "V" alternate is added to the shoulders. A: Most of the same applies to the away as the home, with exception to the stick in rink logo being its normal colors. P: No changes. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS: H: While the base color of the uniform remains grey, the sleeves are now adjusted to feature more black. The bottom of the sock is adjusted as well. The helmet is also black instead of grey. A: Black is incorporated similarly, this time to the numbers as well. P: No changes.