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2011-12 NBA Logo & Uniform changes

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From the Washington Post's DC Sports Bog:

A red, white and blue version of the current Wizards logo, which features a Wizard emerging from a crescent-moon-shaped basketball, surfaced a few weeks ago on the internet, but multiple sources have confirmed that that logo will not be seen prominently in the re-branding of the franchise.

Take from that what you will.

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From the Washington Post's DC Sports Bog:

A red, white and blue version of the current Wizards logo, which features a Wizard emerging from a crescent-moon-shaped basketball, surfaced a few weeks ago on the internet, but multiple sources have confirmed that that logo will not be seen prominently in the re-branding of the franchise.

Take from that what you will.

Probably the ridiculous re-coloring of their primary logo in order to get around the fee, and then they'll just use a secondary logo (maybe new?) to promote their brand.

Like the Hawks. And the Jazz.

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The NBA really needs to dump this logo change fee. The fact that there's quite a few teams hanging on to re-colored, outdated primaries that don't go with their current identity at all and are almost never used is just asinine.

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Adidas' heavy-handed branding is *so* annoying. I'm actually shocked that they didn't shoe-horn a three-stripe trim into the practice unis like they do on virtually every other piece of merchandise other than the official on-court product.

Not to mention: why did the league think it a good idea to have every team use the same template for warm-ups, etc.? Wouldn't they make more $ if teams were allowed to design unique warm-ups that fit in with their unique brand identities? The '80s Cs short-sleeve baseball style warm-ups (w/ the removable name plates) are as much a part of their iconic brand from that era as the unis themselves. Ditto for the '80s Lakers' butterfly collar warm-ups. Is the decision based solely on reducing cost?

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The Bulls also had incredible warmups in the dynatsy years. Ditto Pistons. It's a shame to lose that in the NBA.

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SMH Adidas, those are disgusting...Everyone gives Nike crap because they don't use official colors, but at least they don't throw the swoosh on a product a million times

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Why is Miami's logo rotated like that in their last black shirt?

I'm guessing the guy that made that image just dragged the logo off the last Miami shirt he mocked up, which is above that and has the logo rotated on the sleeve.

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The Bulls also had incredible warmups in the dynatsy years. Ditto Pistons. It's a shame to lose that in the NBA.

Even the Clippers had awesome warmups back in the day.

1996-brent-barry.jpg

On a side note, people forget this but Blake Griffin is not the only Clipper to win the Dunk Contest - Brent Barry did it back in '96 with two free-throw line dunks, and he wore his warmup jacket the whole time to boot, hence the picture.

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The Knicks aren't changing unis until 2012-13

Is there a credible source for this or are you just guessing?

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I kinda dig the shooting shirt (or at least the single long sleeved shirt I assume is the shooting shirt) Anyone have any reason the Lakers 3 stripes are on the opposite side of the shirt than the other 3? I'm assuming it has to do with West vs. East, maybe? That's the best I can come up with.

And keynote, just a guess, but I would assume the 3 stripes are on the side of the practice jerseys. I have no proof of this, but the small picture looks to me like they might be there. I agree with you and I can't see Adidas not putting them there, seeing as they put them on everything else.

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The Bulls also had incredible warmups in the dynatsy years. Ditto Pistons. It's a shame to lose that in the NBA.

Even the Clippers had awesome warmups back in the day.

1996-brent-barry.jpg

On a side note, people forget this but Blake Griffin is not the only Clipper to win the Dunk Contest - Brent Barry did it back in '96 with two free-throw line dunks, and he wore his warmup jacket the whole time to boot, hence the picture.

Don't forget that Barry and Blake are the only white guys to win the Dunk contest as well. Who said White Men Can't Jump? It's just that no one noticed because they played for the Clippers. ^_^

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I can live with three "racing-style" stripes down the sleeves like in the MLS and the current NBA warm-ups and ref unis, but I'm not a fan of these. It's just way too forced and blatant.

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hope the sixers introduce a new blue alt.

here's a mock up video somebody did on youtube where they photoshopped the sixers uni's blue. looks great IMO.

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Why exactly are Bobcats moving away from orange? A orange, black and white color scheme would not only look good but would also be unique (knicks and Suns are the only other teams with any orange in there uniforms).

Home: White

Away: Orange

Alt: Black

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hope the sixers introduce a new blue alt.

here's a mock up video somebody did on youtube where they photoshopped the sixers uni's blue. looks great IMO.

I could see that design with the exception of "PHILA" instead of "SIXERS" ... I believe PHILA is on their butts right now?

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We've also seen the Wizards do a bit of an homage to the Unseld era with their gold alts, complete with a horizontal stripe at the sholder and star accents:

elvin-hayes-bullets.jpg

Am I the only one that noticed the radical difference between the unis Elvin Hayes is wearing, and his teammate in the background? What is going one with that?

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We've also seen the Wizards do a bit of an homage to the Unseld era with their gold alts, complete with a horizontal stripe at the sholder and star accents:

elvin-hayes-bullets.jpg

Am I the only one that noticed the radical difference between the unis Elvin Hayes is wearing, and his teammate in the background? What is going one with that?

Elvin Hayes is in the correct one (look back to his right). That one plate is in a different or inside out jersey. I've heard why but can't remember. Was it actually a Spurs player

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We've also seen the Wizards do a bit of an homage to the Unseld era with their gold alts, complete with a horizontal stripe at the sholder and star accents:

elvin-hayes-bullets.jpg

Am I the only one that noticed the radical difference between the unis Elvin Hayes is wearing, and his teammate in the background? What is going one with that?

Elvin Hayes is in the correct one (look back to his right). That one plate is in a different or inside out jersey. I've heard why but can't remember. Was it actually a Spurs player

Believe it or not, we actually covered this once on the boards.

I had that issue; from memory (and from what I remember about the thread about it), it was Mike Gale of the Spurs in the inside-out road Bullets jersey. Something about losing his uniform before the game or something...the Bullets loaned him a road uni.

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We've also seen the Wizards do a bit of an homage to the Unseld era with their gold alts, complete with a horizontal stripe at the sholder and star accents:

elvin-hayes-bullets.jpg

Am I the only one that noticed the radical difference between the unis Elvin Hayes is wearing, and his teammate in the background? What is going one with that?

Elvin Hayes is in the correct one (look back to his right). That one plate is in a different or inside out jersey. I've heard why but can't remember. Was it actually a Spurs player

Believe it or not, we actually covered this once on the boards.

I had that issue; from memory (and from what I remember about the thread about it), it was Mike Gale of the Spurs in the inside-out road Bullets jersey. Something about losing his uniform before the game or something...the Bullets loaned him a road uni.

I would love to see video of that game it must have been weird with Gale playing for the Spurs and looking like a Bullet.

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Thankfully it looks like the Kings aren't moving to Anaheim so we won't have to see those dreadful Royals uniform.

I'm disappointed to see Washington change their uniforms. Sure, it makes sense that they switch to red white and blue because they're in our nations capital, but c'mon. Don't we have enough red and blue? I saw the rumored "new logo," and it's absolutely hideous. Their current color scheme is interesting and unique.

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Thankfully it looks like the Kings aren't moving to Anaheim so we won't have to see those dreadful Royals uniform.

I'm disappointed to see Washington change their uniforms. Sure, it makes sense that they switch to red white and blue because they're in our nations capital, but c'mon. Don't we have enough red and blue? I saw the rumored "new logo," and it's absolutely hideous. Their current color scheme is interesting and unique.

Why does everyone say the Wizards have a unique color scheme? Change the gold to silver and you have the Magic and the Timberwolves. And with the gold only an accent, they already look similar enough.

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