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  1. Just for fun, I thought I'd post the top liked concepts from this series. Maybe it's slightly unfair because the black Bucks concept hasn't been up too long, but oh well. I'll just do the top 5. 1. Toronto Raptors (22 likes) 2. Minnesota Timberwolves (20 likes) 3. Milwaukee Bucks - Blue uniforms (18 likes) 4. Washington Wizards - (17 likes) 5. Atlanta Hawks (14 likes) I'm actually shocked the blue Bucks concept got that high, but pretty happy about it. I loved that blue uniform.
  2. The Bucks were the most significant update that I made, so I'll just add the remaining updates in this post. I changed the script and number colour for New Orleans, added an outline to the numbers on the Celtics, and changed the number colour on the Nuggets.
  3. Now that the series is technically over, I'll post some of the updates, fixes, and suggestions some people had. Starting with the Milwaukee Bucks reverse retro in black. I still personally love the craziness of a full blue uniform, and the fact that they have never worn a blue uniform like that, I like a unique style for a one off alternate. But the black can work as well. I guess it fits more into their current look, something that would fit easier into a full time alternate.
  4. I was busy with a different project, but we have reached the final concept. Besides a couple revisions I'll add after this. New Orleans Pelicans - 2010 This might be the equivalent to the Golden Knights in the NHL. Throwing it back a whole 10 years to the days of the New Orleans Hornets. The Pelicans colour scheme works perfectly for this uniform. I think the best part is the seamless transition to a modern look. The logo still fits New Orleans and the jersey script is perfect as well. I also just love some pinstripes.
  5. Charlotte Hornets - 2004 For the final 2 teams, it's kind of like they are trading identities. For example, the Charlotte Hornets started as the Hornets until 2004 when they became the Bobcats, and in the year after, the New Orleans Hornets took the name. Until 2013 that is, when New Orleans switched to the Pelicans name and Charlotte brought back the Hornets name the season after. A confusing time where 2 cities within a 10 year span used the name 'Hornets'. That said, I decided to bring the Charlotte Hornets back to their Bobcat days. I definitely love the Hornets look better, but the Bobcats days brought some cool looking uniforms that really work with their current colours. I hope the Hornets don't switch back to the Bobcats anytime soon, but bringing back this retro uniform, would be a perfect way to honour that part of their history.
  6. We are nearing the end! Only 3 concepts left, plus a couple of the changes and fixes as a bonus at the end. Philadelphia 76ers - 2000 I think these are arguably the best Sixers uniforms in their history. In the least, it's their most unique look in their history. Bringing it back to the Iverson days. It is definitely a better throwback than their strangely formatted 'Seventy Sixers' script uniform from a couple years back, at least in my opinion. I think this is the perfect blend between their new look and one of their most classic looks.
  7. New York Knicks - 1997 This is another one I kind of changed last minute. I had a white version of this, but it just felt exactly like what the Islanders did for their RR uniform. Basically changed nothing except the shade of blue. So I switched it into an orange alternate, with white as the secondary colour, and blue as the accent. I think this makes it a true reverse retro without making it the exact same uniform, just with a colour shade difference. It's not too exciting, but the Knicks haven't really changed up their style much. Which is great for the brand, but annoying for this series haha. I'm quite a fan of having a lot of white on an alternate uniform, as the secondary colour, but I know it's not for everyone.
  8. Washington Wizards - 1997 The Wizards are one of those teams that I actually like their current look. Although, not a huge fan of the circle logo that has infected the entire league in recent years. I actually much prefer their only other primary logo in their history. The Wizards have actually put out some cool looking uniforms recently, but I think this concept would fit perfectly in as a reverse alternate.
  9. I love the idea! The logo looks awesome! I guess my only nitpick is it makes me think more of Miami than Los Angeles, mostly because of all the Miami vice stuff that has come out in the last few years. I agree, I think adding some blue and yellow for the Rams/Chargers would make this logo even better!
  10. Detroit Pistons - 1996 I think most of us can agree that the current Detroit Pistons logo might even have the Brooklyn Nets beat for most boring logo in the league. So why not bring back this classic? They once used this logo in a blue and red colour scheme, but as far as I know, they never put this uniform style in the blue and red colours. And it looks sweet! I know their current look is based off of their history, but this logo era was definitely the best they have looked, in my opinion. I think with a bit of a logo clean up, this look could and maybe should return in Detroit.
  11. Appreciate the comment! I've never been a fan of the Nets current look. I think it's possible to use the colour scheme well, they just haven't. The 1977 design isn't my favourite in their history, but I love uniforms that do something a little different, and still look good, without getting too crazy.
  12. Utah Jazz - 1996 The purple and blue and random bronze colour the Jazz wore from 1996 looked cool and all, but I love their current colours. Blue, yellow, and green. It just feels unique. Their brand new city uniform for this year looks pretty sweet too. But I think I prefer this concept. A nice throwback to their 96 days. They wore a true throwback a couple years back, with the purple and blue but these colours just work so well. This concept is basically a modern version of their white jersey from 1996. I love those mountains on the front. So clean.
  13. Yeah, the second half of the league was a lot more fun to make. Teams with less history seem to have more fun designs it seems. I really loved the T-Wolves concept. And definitely love the Raptors uniform. I recreated that one in NBA 2K21, and I'll say, it looks really good in the game. If the Grizzlies didn't look so good, the Raptors would be my favourite in this series. I think you should be excited for this next one.
  14. Minnesota Timberwolves - 1996 One of my favourite uniforms since the mid 90's. The Minnesota Timberwolves. I loved the little trees they added into the design, it added so much personality the their look. The new uniforms, just don't have that same feel anymore and I wish they used the green on the main uniforms more. Modern looks to a uniform can be great, but what the T-Wolves had, was so specific to Minnesota. Everyone knew what team it was. I chose grey just to make it different from anything else they have worn. Also, the bright green definitely works better as an accent colour, rather than a main colour. Similar to what I did with the yellow in the Grizzlies uniforms. The new logo looks cool and all, but their logo from 1996, just looks way more intimidating. An intimidating logo isn't necessary for a good brand, but it really works for the T-Wolves. Or it did work. This is one of my favourites.
  15. Part of the reason I used the blue, was just to go with that kind of crazy reverse retro kind of style that comes with that design. I think black would've made it seem too normal haha. But I'll look into seeing what black can look like once this series ends.
  16. Toronto Raptors - 1995 This is my second favourite concept of the series. Partly because I'm Canadian and this is Canada's team, and partly because this uniform is just so unique and just looks awesome. I loved the purple and red era, but the red, white, and black just fits as Canada's team. The Raptors released a new black uniform this year with the pinstripes on it, but they were greyed out and partially hidden. I think this would've been a far better option for the team as an alternate. I think this one is so good, it could just stay permanently. But we all know the NBA loves to have brand new uniforms every single year.
  17. Yeah, personally, I just love the blue as a main colour for a Bucks uniform. I won't be making changes right now, but I'm considering making some secondary options for some of these concepts once I have gotten through the full series. Which is coming quick! Also, I tried sticking to the current colour scheme of the Bucks, which if they have black in there, than that's just something I missed! I'll look into making a secondary concept of this one though, thanks for the suggestion!
  18. Milwaukee Bucks - 1995 This is definitely the Anaheim Ducks of the NBA in terms of the reverse retro series. The Ducks put out a throwback to their crazy wild wing uniforms, with a very obvious 90's feel to it. I really wanted to include at least one insane, crazy concept in this series, and what better than this just odd uniform the Bucks wore in 1995. They only wore it for 4 seasons, really making this uniform such an oddity. I'm not sure what response to the uniform was, I never looked into it. It is weird to me that the logo looks so different from the buck they used on the uniform, but that's just the 90's I guess. The blue is the perfect colour to make this even crazier, since it's more of an alternate colour that they don't use much. I think this uniform concept is so crazy, that it just fits this Reverse Retro perfectly.
  19. I think it was the obvious choice for the Grizzlies and it just works so well. That was definitely my favourite one to make, and my second favourite will be coming up pretty soon!
  20. Miami Heat - 1995 I don't think the Miami Heat have ever worn a yellow uniform, but why not? As one of their official colours, I thought why not. To be honest, I think it works really well. I never understood the Heat word mark from this era, why the A looks so strange, but other than that, this uniform just works. It's different from all their other uniforms and gives us a break from their Miami vice uniforms they put out every single year.
  21. This next concept is my favourite of the entire series. There's one other that is a super close second, but I'm very excited for this one... Memphis Grizzlies - 1995 The Memphis/Vancouver Grizzlies. Throwing it back to one of my favourite uniforms in NBA history. And it just so happens to be from Canada, my favourite country haha. The current Grizzlies colour compliment this logo and uniform style so well, I think they could just change their look back to this, with Memphis in place of Vancouver, and people would embrace it. I don't have too many words for it because it's just so beautiful. Making the yellow more prominent in this jersey just makes them pop even more. I love everything about these.
  22. Sacremento Kings - 1994 This is the first uniform that I uploaded and then decided to go back and change it. I originally had it with the same look as 1994 with the purple and black. But their current look uses a lot more grey than black, so I updated the look. I think the grey looks better than the black anyway. I didn't look into the history of the racing flag striping on the side, or why the Kings use it, but I love it. It probably fits the Pacers better, but oh well. They only wore it for 3 seasons, so why not bring it back as a fun reverse retro uniform.
  23. Another 2 for 1 day! Phoenix Suns - 1982 When the Phoenix Suns got a new look in 2013, they took a lot of ideas from this very look. Just modernized a bit. Cleaned up. So why not bring back this look as a retro alternate for this series? Another team with a colour scheme that I love. Like many NBA teams, the Suns colours haven't changed much since they began playing, so it's not as wild of a change. A darker purple is really the only change, but I wouldn't want to change these uniforms too much. I could have made an orange version of this uniform, which might be a miss on my part. I could add that into the end of the series. I just love this look. It's not too busy as can happen with lots of 90's uniforms. And imagining this uniform style on a modern template, I would love to see it. What they did with their new "The Valley" uniforms though, those are pretty sick too.