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  1. The patch is more for the "organization" than for the individual players. It's the same situation where a team wears a patch, for example, to commemorate the death of a player who may have played for the team years ago. There may be players on the team wearing the patch who actually played against that player, maybe even disliked that player, or who never actually met, played with, or possibly even heard of that player (depending on how long ago the player was in the league). But the players all wear the patch because it is about the organization paying respects, not each individual player necessarily paying respect. The Dodgers team wearing that patch is more for "The Dodgers," not for the individual players who happen to be wearing it.
  2. Well, blue IS a Bucks color. Undeniable fact. Whether it should be, is a separate conversation. In terms of them getting a blue jersey, I think that as NBA fans we just need to accept that any color jersey is fair game for any team, at any time, wherever and whenever they feel like it. That's just the way things are headed, and no powers that be seem to be hitting the breaks. The Bucks will make more money by having a blue jersey than by not having a blue jersey, and that's all that matters. That is why we will see these ridiculous unnecessary jerseys continue.
  3. In defense of the guy who seemed surprised at the Nuggets "adding" red... 1. They've only had (or I guess, "reintroduced") red in their color scheme for 2 seasons, and it's not (and never has been) thought of as their main color, so I think that it's more than okay not to know that red is in their color scheme, especially if he's a casual NBA fan. As far as I know (which isn't extremely far when it comes to the Nuggets' uniform history), they have never had a red uniform. Red is one of those very bold colors (as opposed to black or gray) where if you see a team that isn't really associated with that color, it can look very "wrong." So, yes, it is kind of jarring to see a red Nuggets jersey, especially to a casual fan. 2. Red shouldn't be dominant (or maybe even be at all) in their color scheme to begin with, so I actually like the fact that he was thrown off by seeing the Nuggets wearing red. We need more people to be reacting like that, rather than just accepting all of these shoehorned colors into schemes that continue to dilute what could be strong, consistent, and somewhat unique identities. 3. With so many NBA teams starting to wear every color of the rainbow in some capacity, it is so hard to keep track of what a team's colors are. There are a lot of times I am sort of hesitant to make a post that relates to an NBA team's "colors" because they seem to change almost every day and I don't want to make it seem like I don't know what I am talking about when it comes to any particular team's colors. I was a huge NBA fan up until around 10 years ago, and I am admittedly now a much more casual fan. But there is a large handful of teams in the league where, if you asked me to name what their true team colors are, I probably would not be able to answer completely correctly because we see so many teams shoehorn in these 3rd, 4th, or 5th colors into their scheme. The line between their true colors and these "extra" colors keeps getting blurrier and blurrier. Identity consistency thrown under the bus so that teams can sell more jerseys and make more money.
  4. Maybe it is karmic payback for the Jazz copying the Nuggets' powder blue & navy blue color scheme in the early 2000s.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.)
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Simple. As long as there are suckers out there who will pay that much, companies will charge that much.
  15. 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.