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22 hours ago, upperV03 said:

The Spurs debuted their Statement uniforms last night:

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Those look great! ......for practice uniforms. 

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15 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

A creative design overcomes similar colours.  The Kidd-era Nets set is never going to be confused for Detroit or Washington or Philadelphia or anything else.  It is uniquely Nets.

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Yeah it looks fine but I haven't seen anyone wearing a piece of merch referencing this era since 2003.

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Didn't see a separate topic for NBDL/G-League, but the Delaware 87ers are being rebranded next season when their new arena opens

 

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The 76ers NBA G League affiliate team – which will be rebranded next year, pending league approval – will play its home games at 76ers Fieldhouse, configured to host approximately 2,500 fans per game.

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19 minutes ago, colortv said:

The best the Sonics ever looked imo:

 

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Normal-size that wordmark (and maybe use a regular arc) and that set would be phenomenal.  The fact that you can't see the first S on either of those jerseys is weird.

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The Blazers will be debuting their red Statement uniforms tomorrow night against the Bucks, and they just announced on Twitter that they’ll be wearing them for the three subsequent games on the homestand as well:

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2 hours ago, BigEd76 said:

Didn't see a separate topic for NBDL/G-League, but the Delaware 87ers are being rebranded next season when their new arena opens

 

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They're going to be the Delaware 76ers, aren't they? :unsure:

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On 11/28/2017 at 9:56 AM, upperV03 said:

The Spurs debuted their Statement uniforms last night:

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That spur has taken a big downsizing.  Which makes it only slightly more palatable...

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9 hours ago, colortv said:

Irritating how after all these years the Magic's original set is still far and away their best:

 

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I was thinking the same thing a couple of days ago. I can see where the current set tried to pay homage to it, but it just falls short to me. It’s not as well executed or, for lack of a better term, not as “magical”. The originals as-is would be a top 5 set today.

 

P.S: That Lakers/Magic matchup is a thing of beauty. 

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8 hours ago, Digby said:

Yeah it looks fine but I haven't seen anyone wearing a piece of merch referencing this era since 2003.

 

That's a good point. Even when the Nets had their golden years, you never saw their merchandise anywhere. Partly it's because the NBA was in a nadir period then, but, my personal opinion is that those Nets uniforms and logo were pretty dorky.

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There was a picture floating around earlier of a Sixers t-shirt jersey by Nike that presumably aligned with their upcoming City Edition jerseys. I accidentally deleted the screenshot I took and can't relocate the original, but it was off-white, had a solid blue 'Phila' script, and contained centered numerals that were blue with the red drop shadow. There was nothing involving trim since it was a t-shirt jersey, but given the three uniforms we've seen so far it may be consistent across the board. Here's a mock-up of what that would look like:

 

Philadelphia 76ers City Edition Jersey Mock-Up

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22 hours ago, Digby said:
On 28/11/2017 at 6:38 PM, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

A creative design overcomes similar colours.  The Kidd-era Nets set is never going to be confused for Detroit or Washington or Philadelphia or anything else.  It is uniquely Nets.

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Yeah it looks fine but I haven't seen anyone wearing a piece of merch referencing this era since 2003.

 

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I have enough Nets apparel to make up for a whole lot of people. I have jerseys, warmups, and mostly hats. My favourite hat is this one:

 

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I love how it shows the signature net pattern that made those uniforms so great.

 

And just recently I picked up this beautiful hat with the logo of the 2002 Finals on it:

 

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And it’s not exactly just me. I was pleasantly surprised about a month ago when I walked into my local tailor's shop and saw the owner wearing a shirt with the same logo as on my sweatshirt.

 

Still, I will admit that it's true that few people are rocking New Jersey Nets gear these days. But that is to be expected, since the team dropped that style five years ago. The important point is that people aren't wearing the current stuff, either. Clothing with the current logo was all over the place in the year or two after the new look was introduced. But now there aren't very many people wearing it.

 

This is partly due to the team being in a down phase. But, I contend that the aesthetic shortcomings of the look are a huge part of the reason for its precipitous drop in popularity. The Knicks have missed the playoffs in 10 of the last 13 seasons; yet their gear is seen everywhere.

 

Soon after the Nets' move, the Knicks mounted an ad campaign that consisted of a series of pairs of photos, each pair showing a current player alongside a player from the team's history. The Knicks met the Nets' challenge by trotting out Clyde, the Pearl, Reed, Bradley, etc. It was a beautiful and powerful  campaign. With it, the Knicks were saying, "we're the real team, the one with history". 

 

And the Nets played right into their hands, by (as @the admiral said) throwing their history in the garbage. Really, it was the Nets who should have engaged in the sort of advertising campaign that the Knicks cleverly used. That was the time to tug on fans' heartstrings by reminding them about Micheal Ray Richardson, Albert King, Buck Williams, Super John Williamson, Coach Looie, and the king of them all, Dr. J. They could even have trolled the Knicks by including shots of Kidd and Kenyon Martin, both of whom were (infuriatingly) with the Knicks that season.

 

But, no. The Nets made no references to their history in their marketing and promotion, nor at their arena. The team's management acted as though it were a newly-created expansion team. 

 

As a result of this tone-deaf abandoning of history, combined with the team's failure to appeal to the entire City in their locality name, and combined also with a new look that is bland in an attempt to be hip, the novelty wore off after the first couple of seasons when the on-court fortunes dipped; and the Nets returned to the obscurity they thought they had left behind in New Jersey.

 

When the Celtics used to visit the Meadowlands Arena and Newark, and the building would be full of people rooting for Boston, we used to hear that that was why the Nets were moving. "It won't be like this in Brooklyn", people said. Well, guess what? It is exactly like that in Brooklyn.

 

The Nets had one chance to make a splash in New York City, and they blew it. That chance is not going to come again. Even if they somehow win a championship, they will never escape second-tier status. They surely won't get a parade in Manhattan, thanks to their stupid name.

 

It's a shame that this franchise was consigned to irrelevancy on account of a few key bad decisions at the pivotal moment.

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1 minute ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

When the Celtics used to visit the Meadowlands Arena, and the building would be full of people rooting for Boston, we used to hear that that was why the Nets were moving. "It won't be like this in Brooklyn", people said. Well, guess what? It is exactly like that in Brooklyn.

 

lmfao, "we won't have too many road fans when we move to the little tip of an island where apparently every midwesterner in their twenties has moved"

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12 minutes ago, Teal said:

I wonder why the T-Wolves haven't worn their "Statement" uni yet?

'Cause they want to save our collective eyeballs.

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43 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Oh cool. Lakers wearing purple at home.

Any uniform tracking website able to tell us if or how often this has happened before?

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47 minutes ago, sayahh said:

Any uniform tracking website able to tell us if or how often this has happened before?

 

Before this season? I don’t know of any. But, I don’t recall a time outside of black and throwbacks.

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