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NBA Literal Jersey Series

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Hey all!

 

Decided to do a fun jersey series during this NBA offseason. These fun alternate jerseys I will be making will all reflect the team name and team name only, as you will see, quite literally.

 

I will be moving down in order of division in each conference and in order of city name in each division. I will kick this series off with these three teams:

 

Boston Celtics: The same look as the Celtics' mascot

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Brooklyn Nets: Quite literally the weaving of a basketball net.

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New York Knicks: Since many of you may not know what a Knick is, its short for Knickerbocker, which is an older term for a New Yorker. Thus, the retro vest and tie top and brown pants.

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More will be coming soon if y'all like this series idea!

 

Template credit to therealpepman

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Following the previous three are the last two in the Atlantic Division:

 

Philadelphia 76ers: Since a 76er is not a literal thing/person, I used a colonial 18th century suit design, similar to that on the dribbling Ben Franklin logo.a3sYLtY.gif

 

Toronto Raptors: Self-explanatory

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CC and comments are welcome!

 

Next Up: Central Division

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That raptors jersey works really well. Can’t wait to see the pelicans.

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Loving the number font on the Raptors. Can't wait to see what some of these look like.

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Please tell me the bird teams come with actual wing extensions and the suns and heat just literally light their players on fire.

 

But seriously: such a creative idea and I can’t wait to see the Heat and Suns and Blazers

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Decided to finish up today (with work during the week eating up more time) with two more unique ones from the Central Division:

 

Chicago Bulls: Red bull fur texturing, but featuring the wordmarks, logos, and numbering as "branded on". I also added an optional/extension headband, where the headband literally has bull horns on it, adding more to the gimmick.

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Cleveland Cavaliers: A yellow cavalier uniform with a holster for a sword (down the side of one pant leg)

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The rest of the Central soon to come...

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Numbers on Cavs could be white?

Otherwise, all these idea are very clever! My favorites being Bulls (You could make the numbers and wordmarks a bit darker for more contrast but it looks nome the less) I also love New York.

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Fun stuff! ?

 

Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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 I’m interested to see how you’re going to tackle the Thunder, Mavericks, and the Lakers abstract concepts. Bonus points if you can portray thunder without lightning. 

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Those Bulls set are great.

 

One suggestion is to do a circle with the lines to the numbers to make it look more like a proper brand like the Wranglers of the defunct WLAF.

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Added is the rest of the Central Division:

 

Detroit Pistons: A literal Piston, because a car isn't literal enough...

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Indiana Pacers: Instead of going with a pace car, I went with the checkered flag design since a Pacer isn't a literal thing.

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Milwaukee Bucks: Deer fur. Unlike the Bulls, antlers are a bit too large to fit on a headband unfortunately... :(

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Added Bonus: A freebie from the Southwest Division, since I accidentally made it out of order...

 

Orlando Magic: Who doesn't love a good magician (featuring a fun jacket design and cape)!

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Loving this series so far. The Pistons is quite provocative lol.

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When I first opened this up on my browser I saw only the top half of the Pistons and thought "that's pretty neat". And then I scrolled down to see the circle on the shorts and about spit my pop on my screen. Fantastic. This whole series has been fantastic.

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I was imagining the Pistons uni to be grey since pistons are silver...

 

Also, I'm loving that Magic uni, lol.

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3 hours ago, RichO said:

Raptors should have feathers.

 

Velociraptors had feathers

I know they do, but we're going with the Jurassic Park version of Raptors that the original logo and mascot are based off and everyone knows.

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Atlanta Hawks: Black hawk plumage covers this jersey and shooting sleeve "wings" serve as a fun extension to the base uniform

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