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  1. I’d suggest installing some silver into Jackson State’s look. Maybe some S/W/S striping on the navy helmet and pants, and N/S/N on the white helmet and pants. Then for their road basketball units, I’d flip the word mark & numeral colors for legibility purposes. I wish the Tigers would use their updated Academic logo, in place of their old block logo. Alcorn looks pretty solid, and how they should. Football set reminds me of the Steve McNair days.
  2. Quite the interesting mishap in the game for the Knicks tonight. Reggie Bullock had his correct jersey number of 25 on the front, but had #23 on the back, which is Mitchell Robinson’s number, his current teammate.
  3. On the Storm, I would rather see the word mark colors be reversed on the road jersey. As it currently stands, it’s tough to distinguish from afar. Also try the word mark in yellow with green outlines, just to see which is better.
  4. My Initial reaction to each team and their Earned sets: Brooklyn: I really like these. They went Subway-theme, a concept we've seen around here quite often. I hope the herringbone pattern (also found on their court) is darker in action, because my hope is that the smaller details stand out, like the striping found along the collar, cuffs, and striping along the jersey and shorts. Boston: I can't love these, because the double green just makes me think Bucks. Old Gold would've been a more acceptable accent color. Dallas: Meh. It's just feels like something similar to what we've seen before out of their current uniforms. The Mavs have a habit of shuffling certain pieces of their uniforms around to make "new" alternates. Remember the P. Diddy alternate that was green, then eventually it became light blue, then navy blue? Milwaukee: Out of the park. Way to go on utilizing the antlers in the fashion they did. I can excuse the limited use of black as a tertiary color here, but overall, this should pickup steam to stay in rotation after this season. Denver: I don't love it, however, I don't abhor it. I enjoy the call back to a color scheme of the past, but I'm so over the trend of using a logo in place of a team wordmark. And from what I can see in the image, the design is similar, if not the same, to their current home and road design. If it's just a recolor, then I'm just neutral on it. Houston: What's there to say? Just a recolor of their home and road. I like it better than their current black alternate, but a waste of space for a second black uniform. Houston, you have a plethora of things to work with within your identity. Los Angeles Lakers: These flat out SUCK. Once again, another black (or dark gray?) uniform for a team that doesn't need it (outside of the Kobe/City uniform). The Lore series for the City uniforms has yielded better outcomes than this. They could've gone Minneapolis Lakers themed here. L.A. Clippers: LA going 0 for 2 here. Grey, really? It's not enough to have had a White City jersey last season, only to have it inverted this season, and then proceed to make the Earned set grey? Nothing tops the City set they had for the 2017-18 season. That's where they need to be looking to. Orlando: Now we return to something that I can get behind. I love the call back to the starry pattern to the early 2000s Magic set, found in the side striping on these. I have to dock points for them using the logo on the front (see Denver), but otherwise, this is solid. Miami: At this moment, I'm leaning towards liking these more than I should. Don't get me wrong, it's a recolor of their current set, but I enjoy how this three color scheme plays upon each other. Spruce in a little red and this could've been higher on my list. These are still nice. Toronto: I wanted purple back, but not like this. This looks like they just took the purple portion, blew up the image and just plastered it right on top of a black background. Nothing about this is inspiring. Maybe when it's in motion, it'll look better. But as of today, it's a no for me, dawg. Philadelphia: Logo on the jersey, we meet again. I do like when Philadelphia goes cream, and I actually think that they should replace white with cream someday, but this Earned set is just okay. I don't like that they made the striping inconsistent by differing the waistband pattern from the rest. It's a clean look, but it's not a fun look. Portland: Going greyscale here. My only comment is that it needs some red. Utah: I like it; I appreciate that they changed up the striping on the shorts. Utah is a team that I could give a pass to when it comes to the logo on the jersey, the way the numerals are nestled with the logo makes it work. My changes to this would be to tone down the saturation on the yellow, and go with white numerals. Indiana: It's a modern rendition of the yellow alternate of the 2000s, and I like it. I really don't have much more to say on it. Oklahoma City: The double blue is nice, but if you're going to have orange accessories, why not have a bit of orange in the set to split the two blues? That's the thing I find is missing, just a little more orange. San Antonio: Typical logo on jersey look for the Spurs, which I don't like. I feel as though they could've have introduced a script or another wordmark on this set. I, also, would have liked to see the striping that's on the side of the jersey and shorts to be echoed throughout the set. Maybe they should have gone with some kind of lasso theme here. Phoenix: I want to see this one in action to determine if it's a hit or miss, because I secretly like this set. There's some things about the jersey that I would've tweaked, maybe instead of a jarring stop between the black "yolk" and the purple base of the jersey, maybe do a smooth gradient to ease its transition; I would've done a double purple, lobbying for a darker purple in place of using black again. I also don't like the inverted color profile of the logo on the waistband. The sun flare appearances are always a nice nod to the infamous 90s set, but it just doesn't eclipse (see what I did there) that look.
  5. I would say this new one is worse. Only because the Mecca-inspired city uniform gave birth to the outstanding Earned set that came after it. I miss that one so much.
  6. With a couple of alterations, I’d say the Spurs should use that Fiesta court, full-time.
  7. Better than “Talking Stick Resort Arena.” Denver could have done better though, not the greatest follow-up, behind “Pepsi Center.”
  8. Was looking around on NBA 2K21 on my PS5 this morning, and decided to screenshot a couple of new courts that we hadn't yet seen. Cleveland Cavaliers: They reverted from the gold(yellow) baselines they had while commemorating the franchise's 50th anniversary. The key area is also void of any color. Charlotte Hornets: Absolutely beautiful update to coincide with their new uniform set. The design speaks for itself. Toronto Raptors: Relatively similar to last year's court, but they've reduced the baseline text to say just "Toronto", as opposed to the entire team name. And they also have the word "North" repeat in different languages among the sideline. They’ve also incorporated the tonal chevron pattern from their alternate court, onto this one. Oklahoma City Thunder: Very clean refresh. Using white lines to mark the court seems to be the better option, in comparison to the navy they were using. They also updated the baseline wordmark.
  9. Top-Right logo; I can’t unsee it saying “NERF” instead of “NETS” at every quick glance that I make at it.
  10. The design of that Dallas jersey makes me think of their proposed rebrand. Absolute first thing I thought of. The Nets one is pretty interesting. I really enjoy the use of the herringbone pattern in a tonal fashion on these. I wouldn't mind seeing that introduced to their regular home/road set.
  11. In more FCS news, Florida A&M has acquired a new partnership with adidas, this will see the Rattlers make the move July of next year, to coincide with their move to the SWAC. Meanwhile, their future conference-mate, Jackson State is also switching brands. They’ll be outfitted by Under Armour after acquiring Deion Sanders as their next head football coach. This will take place as soon as the Spring of 2021. Sanders is currently aligned with UA himself, so that could be pointed to as how it became reality. It is also notable that both programs will be departing from Nike. Link: https://hbcugameday.com/2020/09/24/famu-heading-to-adidas-jsu-following-deion-to-ua/
  12. They should make it their City (2nd Alternate) uniform. But for the love of everything, fix the Lakers’ set to be Yellow as the primary home & purple as the primary road again.
  13. One thing I’d suggest would be to recreate the bull horns on the blue uni for the Bulls, and remix it into their regular set. Be a good way to “refresh” their look.
  14. I really like what you have for FIU. My only remark would be that I’d like to see FIU’s secondary football helmet be gold, as opposed to a white shell.
  15. Hopefully this means that Temple will settle their identity crisis among all the different shapes they’ve used in recent memory.
  16. I feel that the use of red should be flipped to a tertiary color. Seems to overpower the purple, in the case of the Ravens. I do like the chosen font for the numerals. But, this set would be interesting if repurposed for the Falcons as a fauxback, of sorts. Replace the purple with black, and it would make sense.
  17. Not 2020 related, but the NFL is reportedly mulling over changing the one-helmet rule and a decision could be reached for the 2021 season. Thoughts? Link: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28953140/throwback-look-nfl-more-common-2021-possible-rule-change
  18. The 2009 set in Phoenix is still my favorite one, in terms of recent, modern sets.
  19. Wanted to get you all's thoughts on the scorebug and overlays being utilized by Fox. I think they're pretty sharp. Fonts aren't illegible, the scorebug does well, showing the score and team logos at a good size. I hope they keep these for a long time, especially with a few tweaks.
  20. I would flip the usage of white and pewter in the numerals on the home jersey.
  21. I believe that Milwaukee's "Cream City" unis could be improved, had they gone with a double-green look, in ode to their Irish rainbow days.
  22. I like the updated logo for sure. My only suggestions are a sharper font for the numerals, as to match the font of the wordmark. And I'd also like to see a W/R/W stripe on the black pants that mimics the grey and white pants sets.
  23. For this most recent Seahawks set, I'm intrigued in the possibility of a green alternate jersey to make a Silver/Green/Silver combo.
  24. To be fair, it was made during the end of adidas' stint. So, as long as the Bucks plan to keep, Nike can't just force them to stop using it.
  25. I like this version of the pinstripes better than the original. From afar, the red pinstripes muddied up the black uniform in a way that I could never like them. Only thing I would change would be to add a bit of white in the striping pattern to match the wordmarks and numerals.