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  1. 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.
  2. One of my favourite players in my favourite NBA uniform of all time. Beautiful, thanks for posting that.
  3. 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.
  4. That's not a KC Kings uni. They didn't start wearing powder blue until they moved to Sacramento.
  5. Yeah, that was pretty standard in the 90s/2000s - teams with new unis would usually wear the previous season's duds in preseason, waiting for regular season to start before busting out the new threads.
  6. When did this happen and where are your sources? I don't remember any midseason changes in the NBA recently. Only time I remember a team doing something like this in the last 30 or so years was when the Pacers switched to a new logo just before the 1990 playoffs, although they kept the uniforms until the following season.
  7. The '96 game was in San Antonio, with turquoise unis. Phoenix was '95, with purple unis.
  8. They're 1940s throwbacks - they've worn them a few times since then, I think. 1996-97 a as the 50th anniversary of the NBA, so a lot of teams wore throwbacks.
  9. I'm thankful for people knowing the difference between "your" and "you're".
  10. Yeah, I thought it a stretch but figured it was still worth mentioning.
  11. Those new Bucks threads remind me of the 1980 Tucson Toros unis. That's a good thing, by the way.
  12. Hell no. Retire Muggsy & Dell's numbers, but no way does 'Zo deserve to have his retired, and LJ is a borderline case. Sure, they put the Hornets on the map, but both of them ended up alienating the fans with their behaviour and attitudes. They can be honoured some other way.
  13. I've got some pics of it in action in a preseason game against the Sonics (who are wearing their home unis). I'll try and dig them out when I get home from work.
  14. Nice, but #30 in that style of uni will always be Bernard King.