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  1. Are you new here? "Petty as hell" could be the tagline for this hobby.
  2. I'm pretty sure that I was the first person to post about the Jazz wearing those unis, many many years ago (the pic you posted was one of a few screen grabs I made from that game and sent into Uni Watch)! Regarding the Hawks, they wore both blue and green unis interchangeably on the road from 1970-72, so I guess they'd have been considered the first true alternate unis. There had been teams that had worn multiple road unis in a season, but that was more a case of wearing one set for half a season, then switching to a new set (similar to how the Pittsburgh Penguins changed from blue to black & gold unis in midseason 1980). There's one more team that wore alternate unis prior to 1994 - from 1983-84 the San Diego Clippers wore both red and blue road uniforms roughly an equal number of times.
  3. When 3rd uniforms were introduced for the 1994-95 season they were worn almost exclusively on the road. The only time I recall a team wearing a coloured alternate uni at home was in 1994, when the Hornets had special dispensation from the league to debut the purple alts at home vs. Orlando (who wore their white home unis). Interestingly, the Hornets had done this once before - for the final home game of their inaugural season they wore their teal road unis against the Bucks, who wore white.
  4. Nah, they should have some candy apple grey unis as a tribute to Hüsker Dü.
  5. The previous Pacers set, with the stripe across the chest, was better than both of them.
  6. Not to be pedantic, but it was definately 1972 - from 1970 - 1972 the Hawks wore the infamous blue & lime green unis:
  7. Atlanta were the first team to use pinstripes, way back in 1972 - they used pinstriped trim and side panels.
  8. Not on the purple alts they didn't. They stopped using the original C-Hornet logo on the waistband in 1991.
  9. Until 1986, actually. Sand-Knit took over as exclusive outfitter that season, with Champion replacing them for the 1990-91 season. Then, in the late 90s Nike and Puma joined the party.
  10. That's the inaugural team. The '77 Blazers had a vertical wordmark.
  11. The only NBA team that should ever do this are the Kings, it was always their unique uniform quirk going back to the Cincinnati days.
  12. He didn't wear the 1-year original 1980-81 blue roads, the 1-year 1991-92 green roads or the original home unis, did he?
  13. I'll have to dig through my files for the exact dates, but there were a lot of potential franchise moves in the NBA in the early 80s. Around '82 there were reports that due to too many teams losing too much money several teams would fold, with others merging or relocating - I remember that the Kings, Clippers and Pacers were on the chopping block, with the Nuggets and Jazz merging and playing in Denver. This was around the same time Ted Stepian was planning to move the Cavs to Toronto (as the Towers). The Spurs were also exploring relocation around 1985, with Miami as the top option. The league had been trying to get a team in Florida since the late 1970s - the Buffalo Braves had planned to move there before ultimately moving to San Diego in a convoluted franchise swap with the Celtics.
  14. One of my favourite players in my favourite NBA uniform of all time. Beautiful, thanks for posting that.
  15. MLB came first - their logo was unveiled in 1969, for the 100th anniversary. The NBA was directly inspired by MLB's logo, unveiling theirs for their 25th anniversary in 1970.