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7 hours ago, DG_Now said:

 

Except I don't -- and won't -- know the difference among the various titles. They're nonsense words that have no practical meaning, especially when existing words (home, away, light, dark, classic, whatever) worked a whole lot better. And as long as the jerseys are falling apart, have poor visual contrast and/or look like trash, Nike doesn't get the benefit of people learning their dumb language.

 

 

And for an added bonus, the Lakers continued to wear their home jersey on the road, in yellow against the white Suns last night.

 

Can someone explain how Nike forcing the Lakers to withhold their purple jersey for a month and a half increases sales? I don't get that. People already know the Lakers have a purple jersey; they've had one for half a century. What's so special about Nike's version that it needs to be locked away for an arbitrary amount of time?

 

You're just being salty. It's 5 words. For one, you know what "classic" means. That's pretty straightforward. The rest are just as descriptive as "home" or "away". What about "home" means white? In the NFL it tends to mean dark. What about "away" means anything? Not like everyone wears the same color when away. "Statement"/"icon" is just as descriptive. GET OVER IT.

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7 hours ago, jus2damcrazey219 said:

 

Simple. It muddles things/tradition/the known for no reason other than for kicks and giggles. What is wrong with:

1. Home

2. Away

3. Alt 1 (alt/throwback/civic pride)

4. Alt 2 (alt/throwback/civic pride)

 

We've known it to be that way for so long and people are used to it. Those Nikefied names have no soul, purpose or reasoning to them other than "marketing purposes" which is pretty pointless to everyone except Nike.

 

So you'd rather have 3+ options for the true title of "Alt 1" and "Alt 2" than "City" and "Statement". Okay.

 

Why bring up the "soul" of a name of a uniform when "soul" has nothing to do with Home/Away/Alt. The "Nikefied" names certainly have purpose and reasoning...your point is invalid.

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27 minutes ago, JESSEDIEBOLT said:

 

You're just being salty. It's 5 words. For one, you know what "classic" means. That's pretty straightforward. The rest are just as descriptive as "home" or "away". What about "home" means white? In the NFL it tends to mean dark. What about "away" means anything? Not like everyone wears the same color when away. "Statement"/"icon" is just as descriptive. GET OVER IT.

 

What's Classic for the Lakers? Purple or gold? Same with Celtics. And then why would purple be statement and not icon?

 

This is all so stupid.

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10 hours ago, DG_Now said:

 

Except I don't -- and won't -- know the difference among the various titles. They're nonsense words that have no practical meaning, especially when existing words (home, away, light, dark, classic, whatever) worked a whole lot better. And as long as the jerseys are falling apart, have poor visual contrast and/or look like trash, Nike doesn't get the benefit of people learning their dumb language.

 

 

And for an added bonus, the Lakers continued to wear their home jersey on the road, in yellow against the white Suns last night.

 

Can someone explain how Nike forcing the Lakers to withhold their purple jersey for a month and a half increases sales? I don't get that. People already know the Lakers have a purple jersey; they've had one for half a century. What's so special about Nike's version that it needs to be locked away for an arbitrary amount of time?

 

Maybe it's like the Eagles green jerseys and Nike hasn't figured out how to make the color yet.

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3 hours ago, JESSEDIEBOLT said:

 

You're just being salty. It's 5 words. For one, you know what "classic" means. That's pretty straightforward. The rest are just as descriptive as "home" or "away". What about "home" means white? In the NFL it tends to mean dark. What about "away" means anything? Not like everyone wears the same color when away. "Statement"/"icon" is just as descriptive. GET OVER IT.

 

"Icon" and "Association" are in no way as descriptive as home or away, at least when home and away meant white and dark.

 

"Light", "Dark", "Alt", "Classic", "pride", would have been fine.  Even "pride" is silly.

 

Nobody - and I mean NOBODY - is asking their parents for a Lakers "association" jersey for the holidays, or a Sixers Embiid "icon" top.  It's absolutely silly, and counterproductive since few (if any) people will be able to keep the stupid names straight.

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19 hours ago, Teal said:

Late November is the word on the street.

 

But teams won't wear them until 21st December.

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1 hour ago, kimball said:

Hey look a Color vs. Color matchup that's pretty non-offensive to most of our sensibilities ...

 

 

Yeah that was one beautiful colour vs colour matchup.

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Should be a good looking game in LA tonight as the Lakers are set to wear their MPLS throwbacks for the second time this season, this time against the 76ers, who will presumably be in white (I wouldn’t think the NBA would allow light blue vs. royal blue, but who knows):

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This game would look even better if the Sixers were allowed to wear their red Statement uniforms, but it still should look pretty good.

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I couldnt find a good picture but I noticed that on the hornets throwback jersey, hidden slightly under the ad patch, is a sublimated NBA logo referencing back when the NBA logo was on the front, very easy to miss but nice subtle design by nike.

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5 hours ago, upperV03 said:

Should be a good looking game in LA tonight as the Lakers are set to wear their MPLS throwbacks for the second time this season, this time against the 76ers, who will presumably be in white (I wouldn’t think the NBA would allow light blue vs. royal blue, but who knows):

 

This game would look even better if the Sixers were allowed to wear their red Statement uniforms, but it still should look pretty good.

 

I have no idea why you would think that in this season. There's no respect for law and order anymore.

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9 hours ago, TaylorMade said:

Here's an idea. Call the Lakers' white jersey "white" and their yellow jersey "yellow" or "gold" and their purple jersey "purple."

BREAKING NEWS: Nike will call white jerseys "dark," yellow jerseys "purple" and purple jerseys "unavailable until after arbitrary moratorium."

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1 hour ago, JELKK said:

I couldnt find a good picture but I noticed that on the hornets throwback jersey, hidden slightly under the ad patch, is a sublimated NBA logo referencing back when the NBA logo was on the front, very easy to miss but nice subtle design by nike.

 

You've got keen eye, but this what you saw is an undershirt. :)

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

 

I have no idea why you would think that in this season. There's no respect for law and order anymore.

There hasn’t been a debacle this season like the orange vs. red Knicks/Hawks game back in 2013, so I think the league, and the teams, are smart enough to realize that matchups with such similar hues need to be avoided, especially now that teams have more freedom picking the uniforms they wear on any given night, meaning there’s a much larger possibility of clashes. The closest we’ve come this season so far is kelly green vs. royal blue, and that really doesn’t even compare to, say, a red vs. orange matchup or light blue vs. royal blue.

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