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  1. 27 minutes ago, DPHF said:

    There was also a "Nike Rebel Edition" found, which is apparently like the NBA's City uniform program. It's, um, not as promising.


    Rebel Edition?  Coming from the NBAsphere of all places?



  2. 1 minute ago, truepg said:

    Maybe, but putting him in comparison after TT and JaVale, does not sit right.

    I put the even because the trope of a mediocre big applies to him less, not that I view him as being less of a player than TT and Javale haha


    Though frankly the gap isn't that big even if he was an allstar back in the day, it isn't like I am grouping those two with prime Hakeem

  3. NBA doesn't need to expand but if they do really only Seattle and Vegas are actual options.


    The league has no shortage of mediocre markets for their stars to begrudgingly play for a handful of years before whining themselves out of town, if they are gonna water down their product further they are only going to do so for a market worth going to and Louisville ain't it.


    Not every mid-sized city needs to have pro teams just because a few exceptions like Buffalo still exist as legacy markets

  4. Drummond really isn't good but Lebron has history of making trad bigs like TT, Javale, and even Big Z look much better than they really are.


    Probably more of an impactful move than the scavengers feasting on the carcass of the Magic or the Nets grabbing up a pair of washed PFs actually.

  5. I was wondering what I was looking at initially but I see the tri-corn hat a lot more than any elephant.


    Would make more sense too because the patriot motif fits the userbase more accurately than a symbol associated with an establishment they are against (neoconservatism)

  6. Feel like Phoenix makes sense as a city.  MLS doesn't seem to face the same issues in transplant cities that the big 4 leagues do as seen in Atlanta, Orlando, and likely Miami once they get a real season in.  Huge population and despite the transplant factor has shown to be a competent sports market, Coyotes aside.


    Think Vegas would be a matter of too much too soon imo, they just got shiny new objects with VGK and the Raiders and it wouldn't shock me if they got an NBA team within the next 10 years.


    San Diego makes sense too.  Feels like a boring option but I get it: they probably don't want to cheer on LA teams and are a big city themselves.


    Louisville just feels like a Boise/Omaha/Tulsa level city.  Guess their location makes sense and they'd be a feel-good market.


    I think Tampa would be a good addition too.  Florida is a huge state with a lot of growth and even though Orlando and Tampa generally root for each others' pro teams they are pretty distinct cities, with Tampa particularly being an emerging market.


    I'd go PHX, SD, and Tampa here personally

  7. They should have kept the teal imo.  I know they are gonna be thought of as the W Lakers essentially regardless but the extra color gave them more personality


    Logo itself it boring but whatever.  This league just can't seem to keep itself away from mediocre and forgettable identities

  8. 4 hours ago, OnWis97 said:

    As for LeBron's 4-6 record, I'd argue that 4-6 is a lot better than 4-0. I've never understood why players get more of a pass for losing earlier than losing in the finals.  That said, two of those losses came with a super-team that he joined with the intent of catching Jordan in six years.  That's going to cut into his GOAT status, for sure because many people think Jordan or Kobe would have gone 4-0 in those finals.


    I'll never understand this.  Yes, Jordan and Montana never lost a championship, but that just means they choked earlier in the season which doesn't help their case at all.


    But, anything to discredit Lebron and Brady possibly being better than the childhood heroes of oldheads I guess.

  9. Sounds very suspect all things considered, but I wouldn't dismiss it as a hoax right off the bat.  It isn't inconceivable that a male celebrity that doesn't take well to hearing "no" for an answer happens to get a bit rapey with a commoner.  Just because the lawyer has extra motivation to take the case doesn't mean the situation never happened.

  10. 2 hours ago, Sec19Row53 said:

    Remember who won the free agents championship last year?


    Me neither, but I think it was the Jets. This may help, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Historically, it hasn't.

    Probably the Bucs tbh, worked well for them


    Obviously an outlier - getting the GOAT QB, the GOAT TE, and a handful of other high level players for non-crippling price-tags aren't exactly annual occurrences.  The Fins seem to win the offseason every couple years and look how that has worked for them.

  11. I like option 1 a lot.  It fits the theme that they were trying to go with for their current set but fixes a lot of the issues and lets the colors show off.  My only complaint is that the primary has a very awkward amount of empty space in it and that the marlin does not interact well with the rest of the elements.


    Option 2 is cool, though maybe too "time capsule-y" to be a full-time identity and is better suited as alts.  The dugout jacket is approaching "shut up and take my money" status


    Interested to see what option 3 ends up being

  12. On 3/1/2021 at 1:30 PM, Ridleylash said:

    That's not really even the worst Islanders jersey of all time, OP. That title goes to the legendary Fisherman;


    Like, everything about this is just bad. The unnecessary inclusions of teal and gray to the team's color scheme, the 70's acid trip striping, the contorted NOB to fit on said acid trip striping, the cheesy logo...the fact a team in the highest level of American pro hockey wore this as a primary jersey (unlike other infamous 90's disasterpieces which had the courtesy of being alternates) makes it easily the worst of all time.


    People want it back, but they want it as an alternate jersey. a compliment to the brand. There's a reason it generated chants like "We Want Fishsticks" and lasted all of one season as their primary brand before the Fisherman was given concrete shoes out at Montauk Point.

    Eh, at least this one has character.  Swap out the fisherman with the lighthouse logo and it becomes a pretty workable - albeit very 90's kitschy - look.


    The football style jerseys done for the Isles, Stars, Thrashers etc. are devoid of all personality and that makes them considerably worse than something that is merely dated.

  13. 17 hours ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

    Something is seriously wrong with the Lakers... Though it's pretty easy to tell that it's just Schroeder and AD are out.


    Would be nice if the shooters they signed could shoot though. Wes Matthews gonna be gone sooner than later.

    I mean, they are 22-11 and just happen to be on a slide when missing AD.  Unless their "flaw" is them depending on a guy who gets chronically injured they should be fine, and pending someone else makes a huge move I'm still picking Lakes over the field right now

  14. 18 minutes ago, tp49 said:

    I'd want to be a striker in a major European football league.  The amount of money those guys can make is eyewatering in comparison to anything athletes make over here.

    Yeah, if a wizard comes over and says they can make you a god-tier athlete at any sport and you don't have issues with becoming famous then being an offensive-oriented soccer player would be the best choice.  Guys like Messi and Ronaldo are basically at the very top of sports worldwide and as long as you can filter out the negative attention you are absolutely playing life on god-mode.

  15. 22 minutes ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

    Do people call Tiger Woods "Big Cat"?

    I don't think so.


    If you are wondering why Big Cat was trending alongside Tiger it probably had to do with one of the Barstool guys being a dick about the situation (it wasn't Big Cat himself though)

  16. 4 minutes ago, sportsfan7 said:

    I know Centenary College, which has since dropped down to D3, opted out of the hoops games and were replaced by the fictional UL-Calcutta.

    Are they gonna replace ND with a generic brand like FIFA and PES do with teams that they don't have rights to, or will they go totally without?


    If it is the former and they are just called Shamrock State or whatever I'm sure most won't care (actually probably so for the latter too)