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1 hour ago, chrispw12 said:

Here is one I found from antes Hawks game that appears to have been played in Washington, what the heck was the deal here, and Dominique is there in the old Hawks uniform when the Pacman uniform debuted his rookie year

 

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I've been looking for one of those pictures. I believe this is pre-season -- it's being played in Landover, MD -- but, the Hawks also played in the old style in their first game against Detroit in 1982. There's a video floating around somewhere on these boards, but I have been looking for evidence via a picture.

 

GREAT FIND.

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15 hours ago, ImmortalChef said:

The Bulls pose for a team photo with the Champion logo covered, most likely for copyright reasons

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That's the 91-92 Bulls, and the black patch is for Sheri Berto. She died in Nov. 1991 and was an assistant to team owner Jerry Reinsdorf. The Bulls wore that patch all season.

 

I know that's 1991-92 because No. 20 is Bobby Hansen, and he only spent that season in Chicago.

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7 minutes ago, BJ Sands said:

That's the 91-92 Bulls, and the black patch is for Sheri Berto. She died in Nov. 1991 and was an assistant to team owner Jerry Reinsdorf. The Bulls wore that patch all season.

 

I know that's 1991-92 because No. 20 is Bobby Hansen, and he only spent that season in Chicago.

 

Perfect. Thanks for the info. Yeah, I figured the year for the same reason, but I couldn't find anything on the reason for the patch. 

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Dr. J grabbing a rebound against the Spurs during a 1976 ABA playoff game at Hemisfair Arena.

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This thread FTW.

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I haven't found many pictures of the Braves' games in Toronto. But, here is one in the old Gardens against the Knicks.

 

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There isn't really anything unusual about this picture, I was taken aback by the beauty of the gold and sky blue contrast of the Lakers and Braves. BEAUTIFUL! 

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A few things from the New Orleans Jazz that I found ...

 

I am trying to date this picture. I believe it's in 1974 -- the Jazz's inaugural season. The logo on the jersey is very simplified version (with no basketball in the note) of the team logo and from what I've seen has only been used on the road. As all of the home game pictures from 1974 (as seen below) are the refined and detailed logo. I'm not sure if this was a whole season thing or first couple of months, etc.?

 

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This is from the 1974 season -- as it was the only season Pistol Pete wore #44 with the Jazz. I'm not sure if he changed midseason, but he eventually changed to #7. These jerseys also have the simplified note logo on them. I just used this picture, because I love the "Pistol" nickname on the back of the jersey.

 

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A few things from this picture -- 1) It's from the inaugural season, 2) It's being played in the Municipal Auditorium (one of two arenas the Jazz used before moving into the Superdome the following year) -- notice the elevated court and net. 3) The Jazz are wearing a detailed logo on the home white jersey unlike the roads. 4) Notice Rudy Tomjanovich's nickname on the back of his jersey. 5) I love the gold on these Rockets jerseys.

 

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BAR NONE by favorite NBA warmup. Great use of the Jazz's basketball logo. Seriously makes me miss team's unique warmup designs. I nope Nike brings that back (doubt it).

 

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I haven't seen an in game picture -- and don't expect to find one -- of Walt Bellamy in a Jazz jersey as he played in only one game before retiring. But, at least this picture exists.

 

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I wish I could like this thread a million times.

 

I've got a ton of stuff in my archives, but I'm just about to go away for the weekend. I may post some stuff on Sunday night if I get a chance.

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1 minute ago, Discogod said:

I wish I could like this thread a million times.

 

I've got a ton of stuff in my archives, but I'm just about to go away for the weekend. I may post some stuff on Sunday night if I get a chance.

 

PLEASE DO! But, I'll still wait with bated breath for Monday.

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17 hours ago, ImmortalChef said:

NBA all star game in the Houston Astrodome, circa. 1989

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Here is a great shot of the Superdome set up for a New Orleans Jazz game. Compared to Astrodome's All-Star set up it's more spectator friendly.

 

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17 hours ago, ImmortalChef said:

NBA all star game in the Houston Astrodome, circa. 1989

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Sorry for all the posts, but there's a lot of content I've found and want to share! But, Astrodome was going through renovations when the All-Star Game was played there. You can see the construction in the background of this shot. I do wonder if that was a factor in this layout?

 

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Okay, one more the day ...

 

This is really interesting and odd. I am trying to figure out the date. It's obviously the 1980-81 (because of the 35th anniversary patch), but I am not sure if it's during the Rockets-Celtics game on December 19th, 1980 during the regular season or the NBA Finals? I am assuming it's the regular season?

 

But, pay attention to Calvin Murphy's jersey. It's a generic red and white jersey -- no gold as you can see on the hiding Rudy T in the background. It also has an arched 'HOUSTON' on the front with a blocked #23 on the front.

 

I am assuming his jersey was lost? I tried researching it some online and couldn't find any articles on a missing jersey, etc. for the 1980 dates I found for this game. I guess I am putting this out there in hopes anyone else can shed light on it?

 

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18 hours ago, kimball said:

I wasn't sure where to put all of these, so I figured I'd start a new thread of small little finds I found while browsing the 'net -- and specifically, right now -- Getty Images. Most of these are small oddities, difficult finds and what not. 

 

I was going to open this up to stuff I found in other sports, but basketball and NBA history in the 70s and 80s has recently captured my attention. 

 

Anyways ... some of my finds:

 

GORGEOUS Color vs. Color in Baltimore against the Bullets and Warriors (also note it's Ladies Night!)

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Interesting font and styling of Tom McMillen's name on this Hawks' jersey. Not sure why the underline?

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Notice the name on the back of Dave Stallworth of the Bullets. The name was pretty long so the "st" of Stallworth is white to not clash with the blue stripe.

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From the top:

 

1.  Until I see pictures like this, I sometimes forget that basketball socks were often worn like football socks (i.e., colored knee-high socks with white crew socks over them).  It would be interesting to see someone replicate that look (at least on a throwback).

 

2.  Interesting (to me, at least) tidbit on the Tom McMillen picture -- He was playing on the visiting team within the Congressional district he would later represent.

 

3.  I've said in other threads that when I was a kid it was hard to tell if the Baltimore Bullets wore black and orange or blue and orange.  This pretty clearly shows it was blue . . . and shows the ridiculous design of the Baltimore Civic Center/Baltimore Arena/Royal Farms Arena with a permanent stage at one end of the building.

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I found this photo of Larry Brown on the Nets sideline with the Nets in the stars and stripes uniform although they made the switch to the cursive style uniforms before switching back after he left for Kansas

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The Raptors have played 6 games in Maple Leaf Gardens through 1995-1999.

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One was against the Lakers in 1998

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2 hours ago, kimball said:

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That's Henry Bibby, former USC head coach and father of Mike Bibby, wearing #21.

 

Man, those New Orleans Jazz photos  bring back some memories. The Jazz' existence in New Orleans pretty much coincided with my middle/junior high school years, and as my stepdad was a vice-president of a local grocery store chain, he often got GOOD free tickets from salesmen.  Many were the nights he would come home and ask me if I had done all my homework, as he had tickets; and we would go to games in the Superdome (never saw them the 1st year).

 

Here's a few more (non-Getty) old Jazz photos from my archives:

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First ever home game at the Municipal Auditorium.

 

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Rare shot of Pistol Pete with beard at the other 1st-year home arena, the Loyola Field House....

 

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Those beloved warm-ups in a photo shoot at Jackson Square...

 

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The very '70s fashion sense of drunkard head coach Butch Van Breda Kolff...

 

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Yours truly at photo night with workman-like forward Paul Griffin....

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1 hour ago, chrispw12 said:

I found this photo of Larry Brown on the Nets sideline with the Nets in the stars and stripes uniform although they made the switch to the cursive style uniforms before switching back after he left for Kansas

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So is this preseason 1981-82?

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Image from 1977, not sure when. Just had to get in a pic of one of the most underrated players ever in John Havlicek. 

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2 hours ago, chrispw12 said:

I found this photo of Larry Brown on the Nets sideline with the Nets in the stars and stripes uniform although they made the switch to the cursive style uniforms before switching back after he left for Kansas

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Speaking of the Nets. Are there any other teams in the NBA that ditched one design for another before coming back to the SAME design? And, I am not talking about the Jazz note logo because that jersey was modernized.

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