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Everything posted by kimball

  1. I thought these (and the other 15 teams) were leaked almost a month ago, no?
  2. I look at all of those picks and can't help but wonder if the Nets EVER learned their lesson? Apparently not.
  3. 32 teams is the magic number for U.S. pro sports. It makes sense for divisional groups and scheduling. After 32 would be 40, so in that case ... Seattle Vancouver Kansas City Montreal Louisville Las Vegas Pittsburgh Nashville San Diego St. Louis
  4. Yeah, there won't be a fight for it. And, I fully expect it won't be a shared history with OKC ... especially since after the move to OKC, the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans gave their Charlotte history to the Bobcats/Hornets. I think at the time Stern and the NBA didn't want to fully commit to the Browns Deal.
  5. its weird, but I’ll take them over having actual ads plastered all over the court.
  6. Yeah, as much as I feel like it should be Louisville over Vancouver or Vegas, it'll be Vegas.
  7. Seattle got three with the Sonics (1967), Mariners (1977) and Seahawks (1977). Well, four counting the Pilots (1969). San Diego also went added the Chargers (1961), Rockets (1967) and Padres (1969). Oakland kind of fits as they added the Raiders (1960, but really 1962), A's (1968) and Warriors (full-time, 1971, but part-time since 1966).
  8. Another great color v. color matchup with the Nets-Sixers game. But, as great as the Nets' throwback jersey is, they effed up BIG TIME with those numbers! Not only was the #7 and #1 off as noted previously, but the #2 is blocked and not slanted like the originals. I can look past the small differences in the #1 and #7, but if you mess up the #2s in throwbacks ... no, just no. You lose me.
  9. Yeah, it’s slightly muddled with what you’ve said. I’m still fine with a majority of it because it still FEELS like Brooklyn. I might be in the minors here, but I actually love when the Nets wear gray against teams in their color jerseys. I actually like any color vs color combo on that court, the colors pop and it’s just eye candy for me.
  10. I love that there’s an orange Suns jersey, but I hate — hate, hate, hate, hate — the execution on this jersey. It’s just so lazy. Not to mention the beveling on everything is annoying and overdone. At least it was bearable with the modern sunburst design. I don’t understand why they ditched those for the current obsolete set?
  11. Yeah, it did the same thing to me as well.
  12. Originators of what exactly? Having the arena name/wordmark in the corner along the baseline? I want to say that’s false, I’d have to dig some, but I believe the Bucks did it when the Bradley Center opened? Also, I think the Sixers did it in 1996?
  13. I love when the Nets play at home in gray against a team wearing a nonwhite jersey. It’s almost always gorgeous!
  14. But, it's almost like OKC had to make sure everyone knew it's an ad for a gas station by making it look like an banner promoting cheap beer.
  15. Huh. I have no idea, but for as bare as it is ... batting practice jersey?
  16. I think my biggest gripe of the NBA's current jersey program isn't so much all of the designs, it's the frequency of the designs. Don't give me equal appearances of all 4-5 jerseys, give me the Association and Icon for the bulk with the Statement, City and Earned/Throwback thrown in there as a "treat." I want Color vs. Color matchups, but keep them in the Icon and Statement jersey options only. Just give some order to the madness.
  17. I believe that was Adidas? It was purely for the money because blue was in the “in” color back in 2004, that’s why you see a lot of double blue teams like the Jazz, Orlando, Dallas, Denver, etc. during that era.
  18. I'm in the same camp. I love the different looks. I like that you can identify each part of franchise history and superstar by the different unique jersey elements. The Maravich and NOLA era and the white lettering on the road purples, the AD and Griffith road jerseys of the early 80s. The gold lettering on the purple roads with Stockton and Malone with an emerging powerhouse. The mountain jerseys of the Finals teams. The D-Will and Boozer era with the double blue look. The Hayward and the navy blue note logo jerseys. And, then now the Mitchell/Gobert era that I identify with the red rock jerseys more than anything else. Is the brand diluted? Yeah, sure, probably? But, the differences and changes easily tell a story of the franchise and I don’t hate that. NOTE: The only jersey or look I’ve hated is the stupid mountain jerseys. The only reason there’s love for them is pure nostalgia.
  19. If you want to tie the team name with tradition, while avoiding a past Cleveland baseball name like the Naps or Spiders, there’s a perfect name just waiting to be used ... Cleveland Browns Taps into the tradition of baseball/football teams sharing names, it’s not a uncommonly used name (St. Louis) and you could keep the look simple with a brown and orange color scheme. Maybe even bring back the elf?
  20. Unfortunately this is the appropriate place.
  21. It wouldn’t be a first for displaced teams, and probably far from the strangest thing to see considering the NBA gave us a red Valentine’s Day OKC Hornets jersey. g
  22. Instead of these mashups ... I would love to see actual throwbacks for each decade and then fauxbacks for teams not around in those decades. Imagine an Orlando Magic or Toronto Raptors’ 50s jersey. That could be a lot of fun.
  23. Here are a few other new courts via LockerVision ...
  24. I'm loving the Nets' City Court!!! Wow! But, I think my favorite is the Suns! Also, I wish the throwback courts would be true to that time era. That might be more me than anything else, but the Nets and Mavs' throwback courts still look cool.