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  1. If they were going to even bother with specifying home/road team designations for each of the Finals games (which they did), then teams should wear home jerseys at home and road jerseys on the road, especially in literally the most important games of the season. It doesn't matter how ugly or not ugly the purple jerseys are (that is an entirely separate issue and discussion). It is a matter of wearing the correct jerseys based on home and away designations. I don't think there was ever really a problem with following these basic simple rules until the past couple of years.
  2. These days in the NBA, almost every team has at least one regularly-worn uniform that would easily fall into this category. The NBA pictures shown here thus far are actually very tame compared to much more egregious examples that could be seen in 2020 NBA on almost any court on any given night.
  3. I have no problem with them wearing and winning in white, especially since it was a Sunday. But I do have a problem with them wearing and winning in white on the road.
  4. Aside from whether those jerseys look good or not, they are not Heat colors and should not be worn in the Finals, at all. If they end up adopting those colors fulltime, and blue becomes an official team color, then fine. But they should not be wearing blue jerseys in the Finals if blue is not a team color. Also, as a sidenote, I think it is kind of funny and sad at the same time that people are hoping for the series to end after a certain number of games just so that we can avoid seeing the championship team win in certain jerseys. This just shows how far the NBA has fallen in terms of its uniform sh!tshow.
  5. I agree about the font, it seems to work for them. And I didn't even think about the yellow gold - yes that is a better complement than the dust gold, especially with their current look. It really pops. Yes, this is one change I do think they should make. The navy numbers on the wine uniforms look pretty bad. I guess make them yellow? I like the number font though, I don't think that needs to change. I'm not knocking those 03-10 uniforms at all. I thought they were beautiful at the time, and I still do. But they just have a very 2000s feel to them. That's not a bad thing, but I would not want to see them still wearing them today. The wordmark is probably the part that looks the most outdated to me and the shiny fabric side panels looked fine at the time, but I think the time for shiny fabric has come and gone. There were a lot of teams that wore shiny fabric back then; if any teams wear it these days, I'm not aware of it, but I also don't watch as much NBA as I used to. I think it would look very out of place in today's NBA, but feel free to correct me if there are teams who still wear it, because I honestly don't know. Their current look just seems to be a much better fit with the overall style of what the NBA looks like in 2020. That distinctive 03-10 look will always be associated with the "Lebron 1.0" era, and was a special time in the team's history. I think it's appropriate to let those jerseys sort of be "owned" by that era in the team's history.
  6. It's not just the font (although that certainly would look outdated), it's also the gaudy/shiny side panels and the excessive striping. Again, that looked fine then, but I think their current look strikes a better balance between too simple and too excessive.
  7. 2015-2017 was a great look, but I like what they have now, too. I think their current uniforms have a bit more of an "edge" and just feel more "energetic." I think the original Lebron look would look dated by now. That look debuted 17 years ago. It wasn't a bad look, but it would feel outdated by now. They have a very 2000's feel. I actually think their main uniforms look great now. There is not much, if anything, that I would change. (I am not counting any ridiculous 4th, 5th, or 6th jerseys that they might have as I try to ignore those for all teams and pretend they don't exist, because they shouldn't.)
  8. So basically, they'll dress themselves correctly for Game 1, and then it will be an ugly sh!tshow for the rest of the NBA Finals. Yes, this sounds like what the NBA has turned into, so I am not surprised. Honestly I am a bit shocked that they even managed to force one game in there where the teams will be dressed correctly.
  9. Next season will be the 20th anniversary of their last conference title, and they wore that set at the time. Maybe that will give them a reason to bring those back as some type of throwback.
  10. Simple. As long as there are suckers out there who will pay that much, companies will charge that much.
  11. The Orioles went through a 15 year period where they played around with this (at least for their back numbers), they had orange numbers at home and black numbers on the road during the first half of the 90s, then switched to black numbers at home and orange numbers on the road during the second half of the 90s and early 2000s.
  12. Controversial? I've never heard of these as being controversial. They're very plain and don't really grab much attention. They wore them for, what, 7 or 8 seasons max? And I can barely think of anything memorable the team accomplished during that time. Honestly, the first word that comes to mind when I see these is "forgettable," which is almost the opposite of "controversial."
  13. I agree that this set looks great. The cap matches the undershirt, and I think keeping the cap and undershirt/accessories dark this helps the wordmark stand out a bit. It's a great balance. These silly rules like "this part of their uniform must be the same color as this other part of their uniform, ALWAYS" are nonsense because there are always going to be exceptions to these "rules" that just look as good or better, and that's what makes uniform designs interesting. In this case the teal pinstripes are a nice touch because they brighten the look, but keeping the brim black keeps the overall look solid and composed. It just "works." Having said that, I think having teal caps looked great, too. This set looked great whether they wore teal caps or black caps. I don't follow the Marlins super closely so I don't know how they handled their cap situation in the 90s, but I would have probably done something where they wear the black caps for most games and wear the teal caps on special occasions or specified days (like maybe only on Saturdays and Sundays). MLB could really benefit from a lot of teams "brightening up" their looks a bit, as long as they don't do it excessively.
  14. I don't think it's meant to be thought of or taken so literally. There are plenty of great team nicknames that aren't literally what you would call an individual or group, but work fine. They are just nicknames that conjure up images or thoughts of the cities they represent. Like Phillies or 76ers. You wouldn't really ever refer to a person as a Phillie or a 76er. But they are great nicknames because they have a connection to the city. Think a bit more abstractly. EDIT: Also, even if they did end up being called the Federals, a lot of people would just refer to them as "The Feds" anyway.
  15. I liked those jerseys, but I would have preferred if they didn't wear them as much, and kept them truly as special "alternates." I thought their primary wine and gold jerseys were superior, and stayed true to their primarily wine and gold color scheme. I feel like at a certain point, they started wearing the navy jerseys much more often than the wine jerseys, and that's when I started getting tired of them as they morphed into "yet another navy team." But I think we both agree on the black... they shouldn't have a black jersey, and it probably shouldn't even be one of their team colors.