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  1. 54 minutes ago, Cardsblues02 said:

    I would prefer, if the Rockets want to get rid of the current color scheme, go back to the red and navy. 

    It certainly helps now that a lot of the RWB color schemes are in the Eastern Conference.. There's  Washington and Detroit and Philadelphia all in the East. Unfortunately for the Rockets, the Pelicans are in their own division and use Blue, Red and Gold including an alt red away and the Clippers use a lighter RWB color scheme. Primarily red with navy trim would be fine for the Rockets. 

    ProjectThirtyFour's RWB modernized concepts were cool, but prefer making red primary

  2. The primary logo has to have city and team name. Or at least that was the rule when that new logo was made.   Looking over the league, i think the Clippers are the only ones who don't have City name in their logo anymore.  They do have LA in it, so perhaps they were able to get away with that since most people do call the city LA anyway.

  3. On 5/17/2018 at 5:29 PM, 8BW14 said:

    I'd like to see the rockets go with red and white. No black, no gray, just a simple two color scheme that would be unique to the NBA. I don't think anybody else uses just red and white right?

    So something like this womans swingman? 

    Would be very Houston Cougars like

  4. Anyone who doesn't think yellow/"desert gold" was never really a part of the Rockets identity did not live through the championship days.  To me, they were perfect.  They were that color scheme for what? 24 years? Those are still the real Houston Rockets to me.   They haven't had an identity since Les Alexander took over the team. Les never even put "HOUSTON" on any of the primary uniforms.  I suspect with the font tweak, Tilman will put "HOUSTON" on the primary red uniforms because he's a die hard Houston guy and that's why i had hope that he'd return us to the championship identity. Sadly, it seems he really likes our current identity. 

    I do understand the retro look was a bit too classic and todays uniforms are a bit more modern for a team with a space theme, but the Rockets will always be Red/White with a minimal trim of yellow/gold to me.  The 70s Calvin Murphy/Rudy T versions are a bit too much gold, but still looked great when Yao/T-mac wore them as throwbacks.

    They did look slightly goofy on Yao and T-Mac because they were really baggy and IIRC, everyone was wearing horrible yellow dominant shoes and black shoes.  These uniforms need white or red shoes and accessories only to complete the aesthetic.
    Today they'd also be more fitted like the 80s
    Modernize the wordmark and numbers and throw on the 'R' logo on the thigh of the home shorts and the 'HR' alt logo or wordmark on the away shorts. I always found that unique to have the logo and wordmark on the shorts thigh like that.

    At this point though i'd even welcome back the RWB color scheme only because it matches with the other sports teams in Houston.  Where they messed up(other than cartoon logos and pin stripes-but that was the late 90s) was making blue primary. Red should always be primary for the Rockets.

    Hakeem looked good in RWB too:

    Another thought:
    Yellow too bold and gold too bland to fit in with our current uniforms and logos?
    What about a really light gold like the new throwbacks being sold?

  5. I get what you're saying, but i personally only like the idea of strictly red and yellow if the yellow is more of a true gold next to a nice rich and deep red such as these jordan jerseys:



    The yellow/mustard color is too much of an eye sore to be used heavily with red IMO.

  6. I'm personally not a fan of seeing too much of that mustard yellow.  The 90s championship uniforms were perfect for me because they used the right balance, only using that color as a trim for the sleeves and nothing else other than on the logo at mid thigh for home which was another one of those very Rockets things(using the logo/wordmark on the shorts on the thigh).

  7. 5 minutes ago, PepMan33Conde said:

    If this is how the back of every NIKE NBA jersey will look like, I will be very disappointed. Good on them for trying to be different, but this is too much. When I first saw these, I initially thought the jersey was not fully loading. Nope it's NIKE makin' radical moves.

    Wow.  That looks horrible. 

  8. 4 hours ago, Satomiblood said:

    I may be in the minority here, but does anyone feel that the 1994-95 season was among the best for uniforms league wide? I see a lot of posters wishing teams would return to a particular jersey and most, if not all, of those uniforms were in use during that season.  With the exception of the Cavs, I think the other 26 teams had looks that ranged from satisfactory to excellent.

    Sixers, Bucks, Cavs, Clippers, Hawks, Nets, Nuggets, and Bullets were all pretty bad, though i suppose all acceptable except the Sixers.  

    If the Sixers, Bucks, Hawks, Nuggets and Bullets/Wizards still had their 80's looks for that season, and Cavs+Nets in their 70's look, it would have been perfect. I'd take that look today with some rebrands for the Clippers, Thunder, Raptors, Grizzlies and scrap New Orleans and bring back the 90s Sonics. That's probably my ideal NBA.  I'd let the Kings get an update, but i actually really like those 90s Mitch Richmond Kings pre Webber brand.

  9. It's going to be odd, but i can really see the Rockets wearing their black unis nearly every home and away game.  There's not too many uniforms it won't contrast with at away games and i'm sure it's Harden and the players favorite jersey so it will be the fave to wear at home and no one to stop them from wearing it every single home game. 

  10. The shorts cut looks so odd to the side like that.  The grey arm sleeve outline looks off as well, would have been better to just remove it and keep just the cut off side panel.   The wordmark looks bolder, but unfortunately the generic number font looks unchanged. Logo on the front of the shorts is new i think?

    Yeah, i don't see that lasting beyond this season.  Full rebrand incoming with the eventual new ownership.

  11. So nothing's stopping the Warriors from choosing yellow as their home/association jersey from now on?  They wanted to some years back, and the NBA wouldn't allow them to IIRC and now they're free to do as they please.

  12. I really dig it, except of course i will always think it's better with a touch of yellow/gold!  I actually think it does enough to differentiate itself from Toronto or Chicago though. 

    Would love to see a template layout of all 3 so we can give better criticism on front and back, but those are definitely beautiful and some of my favorites I've seen in quite a while!

  13. On 7/2/2017 at 3:17 AM, colortv said:

    Still the best Rockets logo in my opinion




    Modernized with a less cartoony/more realism look would get an approval from me(especially with the same court concept having the rocket launch at center court but obviously more realistic). It would also help keep the city brand closely resembled with the Texans and not too far from the Astros brand or even Dynamo as blue would be the predominant color and we are a blue collar city. A dark blue also makes sense for putting stars and space related things into the brand(still don't count out black since it kind of at least makes sense for a space themed team).  

    I've been adamant about only wanting the red and yellow classic look for a rebrand, but i've given in and realize there are so many teens and early to mid 20's people who just don't recognize that as the Houston Rockets at all even though it was the Rockets look for 25 years of their existence and back to back championship glory.  

    Leslie Alexander bought the team and immediately wanted to change the brand to make it his own.   Apparently the Rockets asked for a re-brand before they won the championship in 1994 and by the time they won, Les tried to keep it, but the NBA didn't allow it.  Anyway, that's what i've read somewhere.
    BUT, he's had so long to go back to that look and we never wear retro uniforms and barely had 2 hideous alternates that were red and yellow since 1995.  I don't think Les likes the color scheme and never did.  
    That's why i accept a red and blue modernized version of the late 90s with a red and yellow alternate being worn here and there.  I lived the days of Clutch City, but those days are long gone.  It's time to make new history for these younger fans out there and the current brand has been 15 years of disappointment/heart break/underachievement.   Were long overdue for a complete rebrand. 

  14. 9 hours ago, FinsUp1214 said:

    Beyond that, and more preferably, they should've just taken this Nike opportunity to get rid of the whole identity entirely. They're the team in most need of a total refresh by a long shot. It's a terribly outdated identity

    Over the Rockets current brand?  
    I'm sure everyone in Dallas is now in the same boat that mid 90s Rockets fans were in. Just leave the championship winning identity alone.  Tweaking is fine, but total rebrand after winning a title is never good. 

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