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I understand the concept behind Utah's...but this has gotta be one of the most extreme changes as far as colors for an alternate. Blue/Green heavy scheme to a red/orange/yellow alt?

 

Also- could this be the door (slowly) opening for a Clippers' return to the old colors?

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Ok, I don’t hate the Buzz City uniforms for the second straight incarnation. Once again, the idea can be done better, but I don’t hate it.

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8 minutes ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

I understand the concept behind Utah's...but this has gotta be one of the most extreme changes as far as colors for an alternate. Blue/Green heavy scheme to a red/orange/yellow alt?

 

Also- could this be the door (slowly) opening for a Clippers' return to the old colors?

I don't think you can read anything into these uniforms as for how they relate to the overall branding and aesthetics of the respective franchises.  They're "special".  They're "off brand".  That's their point.  The Bulls aren't become a red, white, black, and baby blue team.  They're celebrating Chicago with a special uniform using the colors of the city flag.  That's it.  

 

Same with Utah.  The colors come from the mountains and the desert.  They're still navy, green, and gold and their defining logo is a music note. 

 

The Clippers aren't returning to their old colors, they're paying tribute to them. 

 

This is all very new for the NBA.  It's not how alternate jerseys used to work.  It's not something fans have experienced before so it seems super weird.  It'll take some getting used to, but I think it's here to stay.  There are only so many permutations of the traditional uniforms you can make and sell before you dip into "fashion uniforms".  Now "fashion uniforms" are being worn on court.  Personally, I love it. 

 

I just hope these don't stick around for more than a season or two or they risk becoming part of the franchise's brand, and that would be bad.  

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From Nike website:

 

"Proud residents of Oakland, the Warriors have represented the entire Bay Area since their arrival on the West Coast in 1962. The Warriors relocation coincided with the birth of San Francisco’s Chinatown, a population that brought diversity to the city and quickly grew in size and impact"

 

How did the Warriors arrival coincide with the birth of Chinatown...in the 1800's?

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1 hour ago, Duck_Duck said:

I don't think you can read anything into these uniforms as for how they relate to the overall branding and aesthetics of the respective franchises.  They're "special".  They're "off brand".  That's their point.  The Bulls aren't becoming a red, white, black, and baby blue team.  They're celebrating Chicago with a special uniform using the colors of the city flag.  That's it.  

 

Same with Utah.  The colors come from the mountains and the desert.  They're still navy, green, and gold and their defining logo is a music note. 

 

The Clippers aren't returning to their old colors, they're paying tribute to them. 

 

This is all very new for the NBA.  It's not how alternate jerseys used to work.  It's not something fans have experienced before so it seems super weird.  It'll take some getting used to, but I think it's here to stay.  There are only so many permutations of the traditional uniforms you can make and sell before you dip into "fashion uniforms".  Now "fashion uniforms" are being worn on court.  Personally, I love it. 

 

I just hope these don't stick around for more than a season or two or they risk becoming part of the franchise's brand, and that would be bad.  

I have no inside info but it wouldn't shock me if this were a trial balloon for light blue. The Bulls have added more Chicago imagery to their apparel, brought the four stars to the court and the waistband and now this.

 

The Bulls’ City uniforms are getting serious love and it wouldn't stun me if they incorporate a smidge of light blue into their regular look in the near future. 

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14 hours ago, VDizzle12 said:

 

I'm actually thinking the pattern is a nod to the "Guardians of Traffic" art deco statues located in downtown Cleveland near the Q. Not only do they have the same pattern, they have the same pointed top as the jersey stripes.

 

"The Guardians of Transportation," but yes, that is the pattern that runs down the center of each figure. I've seen outsiders try to argue that this is too esoteric to be featured on a uniform, but I can assure you it's not. Those statues, to a Clevelander, are likely the most well-known artistic landmark in the region. Would be a great motif for the Indians to adopt.

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1 hour ago, the admiral said:

The Bulls shouldn't wear colors other than red, white, and black.

 

Usually I would agree with this. But they sold me with the beautiful Chicago flag inspired uniforms. I'm totally fine with this one-off.

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53 minutes ago, Duck_Duck said:

I don't think you can read anything into these uniforms as for how they relate to the overall branding and aesthetics of the respective franchises.  They're "special".  They're "off brand".  That's their point.  The Bulls aren't become a red, white, black, and baby blue team.  They're celebrating Chicago with a special uniform using the colors of the city flag.  That's it.  

 

Same with Utah.  The colors come from the mountains and the desert.  They're still navy, green, and gold and their defining logo is a music note. 

 

The Clippers aren't returning to their old colors, they're paying tribute to them. 

 

This is all very new for the NBA.  It's not how alternate jerseys used to work.  It's not something fans have experienced before so it seems super weird.  It'll take some getting used to, but I think it's here to stay.  There are only so many permutations of the traditional uniforms you can make and sell before you dip into "fashion uniforms".  Now "fashion uniforms" are being worn on court.  Personally, I love it. 

 

I just hope these don't stick around for more than a season or two or they risk becoming part of the franchise's brand, and that would be bad.  

 

I fully understand these points. 

 

I was pointing out that Utah's gotta be right up there with being one extreme to another in a single uniform set, color wise. 

 

I was just thinking that the Clippers may use this opportunity to get a 'feel' for the orange/blue scheme, and possibly roll out a change in the future.  

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1 hour ago, Shadojoker said:

No timeline yet in stone.. But I'm hearing they are all available for Preorder today. Knicks, Houston and Raptors won't be released until 2018 according to the Nike link earlier.

Thanks. Please keep me updated. 

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8 minutes ago, bowld said:

Miami, Milwaukee, Portland, Utah, Chicago and LAC are the best of the bunch

Agreed with all except Utah, and maybe LAC. I like the Clippers’, especially the colors and shorts design, but I think the wordmark and lack of cohesiveness between the jersey and shorts take it down a notch. And I’d also probably add Sacramento and Philadelphia to my list of favorites, although both of theirs have room for improvement as well.

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1 hour ago, BJ Sands said:

I have no inside info but it wouldn't shock me if this were a trial balloon for light blue. The Bulls have added more Chicago imagery to their apparel, brought the four stars to the court and the waistband and now this.

 

The Bulls’ City uniforms are getting serious love and it wouldn't stun me if they incorporate a smidge of light blue into their regular look in the near future. 

 

This would be awful, so yeah, probably.

 

I'd be more into this "city" design if there was a proportional light blue stripe running down either side of the stars. Regardless, the Bulls are very late to the party when it comes to the use of flag imagery here, and they'd have been better off trying something different.

 

Miami needs a black version of their city uniform immediately. God, that is lovely.

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1 hour ago, andrewharrington said:

 

"The Guardians of Transportation," but yes, that is the pattern that runs down the center of each figure. I've seen outsiders try to argue that this is too esoteric to be featured on a uniform, but I can assure you it's not. Those statues, to a Clevelander, are likely the most well-known artistic landmark in the region. Would be a great motif for the Indians to adopt.

 

I agree with this. For uniforms designed to represent each individual city, it makes perfect sense. Yes I definitely got the name wrong, but those statues are the first thing that came to mind when I saw the jerseys leaked a few weeks ago. The tire thread Goodyear connection is just a coincidence. I'm sure they would have used the same design regardless of the sponsor...

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