Discogod

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  1. Let's hope they actually get the number font correct this time. Last time they wore the green throwback they used the wordmark from 1980-91 and the number font from 91-92 and it looked like :censored:e.
  2. Is it? There wasn't a price listed when I looked. That makes sense, although for £100 I think I'll still give it a miss and just customize my '86 Sand Knit replica.
  3. Been waiting for M&N to make this for years, but if they're not going to get it right I'll take a pass. The '89 jerseys were a knit material, not mesh, and the names and numbers were screen printed, rather than sewn (plus the NoB was on a nameplate, not direct-sewn). They got it right when they made the '84 jersey some years back, so it's frustrating to see the lack of effort on this one. If I'm spending the equivalent of $400 on a jersey, it needs to be as close to the original as possible.
  4. Are you new here? "Petty as hell" could be the tagline for this hobby.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Nah, they should have some candy apple grey unis as a tribute to Hüsker Dü.
  8. The previous Pacers set, with the stripe across the chest, was better than both of them.
  9. Not to be pedantic, but it was definately 1972 - from 1970 - 1972 the Hawks wore the infamous blue & lime green unis:
  10. Atlanta were the first team to use pinstripes, way back in 1972 - they used pinstriped trim and side panels.
  11. Not on the purple alts they didn't. They stopped using the original C-Hornet logo on the waistband in 1991.
  12. 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.
  13. That's the inaugural team. The '77 Blazers had a vertical wordmark.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. One of my favourite players in my favourite NBA uniform of all time. Beautiful, thanks for posting that.
  18. 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.
  19. That's not a KC Kings uni. They didn't start wearing powder blue until they moved to Sacramento.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. The '96 game was in San Antonio, with turquoise unis. Phoenix was '95, with purple unis.
  23. 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.
  24. I'm thankful for people knowing the difference between "your" and "you're".
  25. Yeah, I thought it a stretch but figured it was still worth mentioning.