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  1. Hey guys, The recent Lou Williams trade (from the Clippers to the Hawks) really hurt me... He's my favorite player, so I created a special petition. I'd really appreciate your thoughts on this project: Also, I'd very much appreciate it if you could please support it by signing (link): The Underground Petition to honor Lou Williams Thank you, all!!
  2. We have the Players in the "Wrong" Uniforms thread and within that thread I've seen a few "Right Team, Wrong Uniform" entries. I thought I'd separate the two, because it is an interesting topic of its' own. Here are a few to start the thread off with ... Charles Barkley, Preseason 1992, Phoenix Suns Matt Hasselbeck, 2001, Seattle Seahawks Jeff Bagwell, 1992, Houston Astros.
  3. I searched through threads for the past year and couldn't find anything like this, so I figured I would post it. The idea behind this thread is to post interesting facts or statistics that a lot of people don't know. It'll essentially be the answers to trivia questions. I've got two interesting ones to start this thread off. The Minnesota Vikings were the first team to kick an extra point from the 15-yard line. Tom Brady has played two games at University of Phoenix Stadium, but he has never played the Cardinals there. The Pats have played two Super Bowls there, but only played the Cardinals at home since the stadium was built.
  4. Hi everyone, I have recently started a new project where I have made it a goal of mine to combine all of the sports logos from NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB (and at times MLS) from all of the major cities in the U.S. and Canada to create a singular city logo. I know this has been done countless times before but the way my designs stand out is they are more cohesive. They feel less like something was Frankenstein'd together and can almost act as a standalone logo. Consider this the definitive collection. I say this with confidence because they were all composed in Adobe Illustrator with linework redone to make the designs more seamless, images rendered in crisp high resolution quality, each one taking several hours of work and trial and error and the cherry on top of the cake is that I own my own print shop so I can make stickers and shirts out of these designs. It's a true passion project for me. My journey began when I was first getting serious about graphic design, the summer right before I enrolled at DePaul in 2013. I created a mashup of all the Chicago logos because I wanted my own version of it. All the variations I had seen online did not do the city justice and I wanted something genuinely more badass that wouldn't look cheesy. I dubbed it "The Chicago Beast". It was cool for a few years and then I sort of forgot about it - well in 2019 I decided to take another crack at it and make a wildly popular rendition of this logo mashup combination - you may have seen it online (I made a North Side - Cubs and a South Side - White Sox version. Both featured elements of the Blackhawks, Bears and Bulls. I have made slightly different variations - some including the 6 star Chicago flag and others with different color arrangements. Fast forward to 2021 - A whole year of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown had me yearning for another creative project that I can do for fun. I decided - why not give every city this same treatment? And so I did - "Major League Remix" (#MajorLeagueRemix). I will be posting the designs in this thread and would love some feedback! While I do consider these designs to be 'complete', as a true designer, I know there is always room for improvement, especially since teams change logos frequently. A few things to note (ground rules) for my concepts: They don't necessarily have to use the entire design of the logo in the mashup. They can be as little or as much as possible - the only rule is they have to look cohesive and make sense - no Frankenstein work! I often use past versions of team logos although I try to use the current ones as much as I can. This is because my goal is to make the logo look good, and if I use the core logo, it may not look the best. I have struggled a lot to piece some of these together because of the lack of uniqueness, clean design or symmetry so I have had to resort to alternates. Colors are fair game - as long as they are pulled directly from within the color palette of the city's sports logos. They all have a white border with rounded corners for consistency and also to set them up for sticker printing. That is all! I am so glad to be a part of this awesome forum - I can't think of a more perfect place to post this kind of work on the internet. If you want to follow me on social media - I am @DeluxeGraphicSupply on Instagram and Facebook. My website is also DeluxeGraphicSupply.com
  5. It feels like 95% of the replies in the NBA forums turn immediately to how Nike has ruined the NBA, people can't figure out who's playing who and the use of non-team colors for the City Edition jerseys. I get the frustration ... to a point. For every Miami or Utah City Edition you get complete garbage like New York and Chicago. Not to mention the Lakers-Celtics match ups where neither team is wearing team colors or the Lakers are wearing gold in Boston against a Celtics team dressed in green. It's a mess. But, it's not NOT fixable. I think Nike and the NBA need to set some rules or standards for the league and individual teams that honor tradition and give fans the most optimal looking match up. I thought creating a discussion thread to hash out thoughts would also clear the 2020-21 and 2021-22 NBA jersey threads from the constant loop of complaints whenever there is a new reveal. Here are my thoughts on the system and how to fix it ... PROS OF THE NIKE/NBA SYSTEM Color vs. Color match ups. When done right they are absolutely beautiful! Standardizes the uniform system (Association, Icon, Statement, City, Earned, Classic). Teams 2-3 alternate courts or court designs depending on which Edition Jersey they are wearing at home. This helps make some City Edition designs palatable and throwback games more fun. Teams that make the playoffs the season before are rewarded and are visually singled out for that accomplishment. When done right some City Edition jerseys have worked really well within the team's brand and even location (ie - Utah, Miami, Phoenix and Brooklyn). CONS OF THE NIKE/NBA SYSTEM 1-2 year turnaround on City Edition jerseys (maybe three or more, who knows anymore?) City Edition jerseys often use non-team colors and are "off-brand." It feels like there are too many uniform editions (4-6 jerseys per team depending on playoff appearance and throwbacks) Past traditions have been thrown out -- most notably with the Lakers wearing white for Sunday games, gold for road games and purple at home, etc. Match ups don't often make sense with teams wearing differing Edition Jerseys -- the biggest crime being a team wearing a City Edition jersey vs. a team wearing a Classic Edition jersey. Why? Ads on the jerseys. This isn't really a problem within the system Nike built ... I just want to complain about it. Now with that said, here are a few things I'd love for the NBA and Nike to fix or standardize with the current system ... Establish traditions and honor them, like ... The Lakers don't wear their gold Icon Edition on the road. They only wear their white Association Edition jersey at home on Sunday and holidays. They don't wear their purple Statement Edition jersey at home. Encourage teams to create new traditions like wearing Color vs. Color jerseys against Division rivals or adopting a gold (or other light color) at home and white at home on Sunday/holidays like the Lakers. During the NBA Playoffs, and more so during the NBA Finals, limit the teams to Association, Icon and Statement Edition jerseys. No City or Classic Editions. White jerseys are worn exclusively at home by the home team. Color vs. Color match ups are encouraged when there's enough contrast (Icon vs. Icon, Statement vs. Statement, Icon vs. Statement). Eliminate the Earned Edition jersey and instead visually single out playoff teams with silver Nike swoosh and the champion with a gold Nike swoosh (or gold NBA Trophy logo where the league logo is placed now for the following season?). Basically there's no need for ANOTHER jersey, just honor the clubs or the champion subtly. Keep the City Edition Program, but alter the program. In the spirit of Utah and Miami's use of the program, keep a theme for a minimum of 3-5 seasons with a new jersey every 1-2 seasons within that theme and style guide. Along with this encourage teams to invest in a City Edition court they can match with their theme and jerseys that they can change yearly or for as long as keep that theme. Just please no City Edition jerseys on standard courts, it looks bad. Also, keep City Edition match ups to a maximum one time between teams and focus on city rivalries like the Lakers/Clippers, Brooklyn/New York, Philadelphia/New York, Orlando/Miami, Dallas/Houston/San Antonio, etc. Establish Edition match up protocols, for instance if the home team selects to wear an Association, Icon or Statement jersey the road team has to chose one of their clashing Association, Icon or Statement jerseys for the match up. If the team chooses a City Edition jersey the road team has to wear their City Edition jersey. Sure there's worry of jerseys not clashing, but this can be avoided through scheduling and design. Adopt MLB's protocol for the Classic Edition jerseys. One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing Classic Edition jerseys ... or throwbacks ... being worn against current jerseys, different era throwbacks and alternate jerseys. I love an immersive experience for throwback jerseys. Teams who are wearing a Classic Edition that season will play their home games against teams dressed in the same eras jerseys. So if the Orlando Magic are wearing their original pinstripe jerseys for the season and are playing against the Atlanta Hawks, the Hawks would dress up in their Pacman or Pacman 2.0 jerseys for the match up. If the Indiana Pacers wore their ABA throwbacks against teams like Utah, Dallas, Charlotte or LA Clippers they could also wear ABA throwbacks for the Stars, Chaps, Cougars and LA Stars respectively for that match up. This could possibly open the door for the Bulls to play as the Stags, Wizards as the Capitols and Raptors as the Huskies to name a few. Make the experience immersive and the league can do some limited run on these throwbacks to push jersey sales to make up for the elimination of the Earned Edition jerseys. Establish a status quo for each Edition, for example where the City Edition and Classic Edition aren't worn more than 6-8 times each. Keep the Association and Icon Editions the bulk of the schedule unless tradition includes the Statement Edition (ie-Lakers I'd love to hear other ideas and what you would do.
  6. My goal with these rebrands is to make sure the jerseys aren't boring. I feel like so much more can be done to each design. I want each team to feel unique and have a defined identity. I've created five jerseys for each team and I'll post a team's set when it is fully complete. Each team will have: 1. Association-HOME.standard white jersey. Nike logo. Team name. 2. Icon-AWAY.team's primary, iconic color. Jumpman logo. Road jersey. Location name. 3. Statement-HOME ALTERNATE. team's secondary color. Jumpman logo. Home alternate jersey. Team name. 4. Showtime-AWAY ALTERNATE. Each team will be issued a black jersey for late night prime time games (ex. 76ers go play the Lakers at a 10:30 EST game). Nike logo. Location name. 5. Community-ALTERNATE. basically an experimental jersey that fills the role of the city jersey. Nike logo. Alternate that can be worn either home or away. Location name. 6. LEGACY-PLAYOFF EARNED ALTERNATE. Every team that makes playoff qualifies for these unis. Embroidered chrome nike logo. Team name. _________________________________________ COMPLETED SETS Orlando Magic Indiana Pacers New York Knicks Miami Heat Legacy Edition Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks Oklahoma City Thunder New Orleans Pelicans Portland Trail Blazers Milwaukee Bucks Toronto Raptors Washington Wizards Brooklyn Nets Detroit Pistons Philadelphia 76ers Boston Celtics San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers _________________________________________ OLD: Completed Sets on Old Templates [Outdated]: Phoenix Suns UPDATE: Suns V2 Golden State Warriors UPDATE: Warriors V2 UPDATE: Warriors V3 Toronto Raptors UPDATE: Raptors V2 UPDATE: Raptors V3 Houston Rockets UPDATE: Rockets V2 Atlanta Hawks New York Knicks UPDATE: Knicks V2 Oklahoma City Thunder UPDATE: Thunder V2 Philadelphia 76ers UPDATE: 76ers V2 Los Angeles Lakers UPDATE: Lakers V2 Los Angeles Clippers UPDATE: Clippers V2 Orlando Magic UPDATE: Magic V2 Miami Heat UPDATE: Heat V2 New Orleans Pelicans Washington Wizards UPDATE: Wizards V2 Brooklyn Nets UPDATE: Nets V2 Dallas Mavericks Minnesota Timberwolves UPDATE: Timberwolves V2 Portland Trail Blazers Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons Memphis Grizzlies Charlotte Hornets San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz Chicago Bulls Sacramento Kings
  7. I mainly tried making these based off city edition jerseys or just making a new standard court. I use a lot of wood stain because that’s just my style and it seems to be the trend nowadays. Suggestions and ideas are welcomed. edit: im making this edit almost 2 years after i started this whole thing. i just wanna say i apologize for how extra and low quality most of these designs on this first page are. i was quite new to the whole designing thing at the time.. i mean seriously, i copy and pasted a sun and placed it onto the corner of the clippers court like a kid's drawing, and slapped woodstain on everything. but nonetheless thank you all for your support and feed back over these years! Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder v2 Minnesota Timberwolves Charlotte Hornets LA Clippers Dallas Mavericks New Orleans Pelicans remastered 2021 version click here, its much better.
  8. Atlanta Hawks Baltimore Bullets Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Buffalo Braves Charlotte Bobcats Charlotte Hornets Chicago Bulls Cincinnati Royals Cleveland Cavaliers Dallas Mavericks Denver Nuggets Detroit Pistons Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets Indiana Pacers Kansas City Kings Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies Miami Heat Milwaukee Bucks Minneapolis Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves New Jersey Nets New Orleans Hornets New Orleans Jazz New Orleans Pelicans New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers Phoenix Suns Portland Trail Blazers Sacramento Kings San Antonio Spurs Dan Diego Clippers San Diego Rockets San Francisco Warriors Seattle Supersonics St. Louis Hawks Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz Vancouver Grizzlies Washington Bullets Washington Wizards
  9. Hey what's up, everyone! For the past years, I've been known for football concepts, but my first love has always been basketball. I've been doing NBA uniform mockups since elementary. My love for sports logos started with NBA, and I frequently browse for NBA logos on the mothership. And now, after a few years of conceptualizing (I created some new logos two years ago), I now unveil my NBA uniform (for some teams, logos) concepts! Though the teams below are listed by division, I'm unveiling the uniforms randomly. The main component for all uniforms is that the NBA logo on the jerseys is now brought back to the front right side, eliminating the use of sponsor patches. However, the Nike logo is still located in its current position. And for uniformity, I eliminated the championship tag on the back of the jerseys. EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic: Boston | Brooklyn | Miami (v.2) | New York | Orlando | Philadelphia (Statement v.2) | Toronto (v.2) | Washington Central: Atlanta (v.2) | Charlotte | Chicago (v.2) | Cleveland | Detroit | Indiana (City v.2) | Milwaukee | Minnesota WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest: Dallas (v.2) | Denver | Houston | Memphis (v.2) | New Orleans | Oklahoma City (v.2) | San Antonio | Utah Pacific: Golden State | LA Clippers | LA Lakers | Portland (v.2) | Phoenix | Sacramento | Seattle
  10. Hi guys! So I've been away for a little but kept browsing the forum. I've been inspired by a lot of people posting their reimaginings of NBA teams like @Tore and @jb1322 (among others), and decided to give it a go! Some considerations before we start: - I'm a HUGE fan of 90's aesthetics, so some teams might incorporate elements from that era, but not in all the wilderness saw in those years - While it started as a good idea, the City Edition concept has started to run it's course. There are some amazing models (Memphis, Miami come to mind) but there's so much you can do with the story of a city. Some jerseys like Portland don't even remind me of the team they represent. So I've decided to keep it simple: Association, Icon and Statement. I'll try to keep them original enough to incorporate the team's colors, and don't fall on the BFBS jerseys seen all around the league. - I've started doing this during the pandemic, if there are mistakes in the templates please let me know. All said and done, let me present the first team: the San Antonio Spurs. As you can see, I decided to embrace the Fiesta colors fully. The script on Association & Icon is based off the Ebbets Vintage collection released some weeks ago (modified to fit into the design) and the terminations on the three straps around the jersey feature a silhouette of the iconic Alamo Mission. The Statement jersey features the script found on the City jerseys IRL, and the Alamo is more notable here. The pattern on the sides is based on the one found in the warm-up shirts used in mid 90s by the team. Let me know what do you think about it, and all feedback is welcome!
  11. I did some remixes of old jerseys with the modern teams' brand/colors along with the nike template. Would any of these make a good redesign? Let's start with the Bucks: Here's a more boring one with the Bulls:
  12. I've decided to use this thread to continue my NBA All-Star Series. No use in making a whole new one. I'm going to go in order by doing Cleveland, Salt Lake City, and then Indianapolis. After that, I'll just predict where the NBA will host their games based on the likelihood of the city (so cities like Chicago and Toronto are out because they just hosted one). Here's the link to my Cleveland one... I'll update this section of the thread whenever I complete a new city. Stay tuned for more! Cleveland 2022 Salt Lake City 2023 (v2) Indianapolis 2024 Miami 2025 Dallas 2026 (v2) San Francisco 2027 (coming tonight) Portland 2028 (coming soon) and more... The 2023 NBA All-Star Game is set to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is my idea. The logo (as seen above) is fairly self-explanatory. The classic Jazz note with Jerry on the basketball (while holding another basketball...basketballception). The wordmark I used was derived from this uniform, which was from the only other time that Utah hosted an All-Star game. For the life of me, I could not find this script anywhere. I looked for an hour and then tried to make my own, but it came out really scuffed. The number font on the back is inspired by these uniforms, a rather forgotten part of Utah's uniform history. The design should be obvious to any basketball fan. These beauties. The colours for Team Siakam are inspired by these fan-favourite uniforms (which I also love). A nice ode to the mountains of Utah. The Team Brown uniforms are the classic retro colours that have become so famous in the NBA. Let me know what you guys think!
  13. With the Suns's 75th anniv. jersey leaking, the NBA seems to be doing a "Put Every Design You've Ever Had On A Jersey" program, so I decided to take a crack at guessing/designing some others. --Links-- Atlanta Boston Brooklyn Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Dallas Denver Detroit Golden State Houston Indiana Los Angeles C. Los Angeles L. Memphis Milwaukee Miami Minnesota New Orleans New York Oklahoma City Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Portland Sacramento San Antonio Toronto Utah Washington
  14. My new series to redesign the NBA G-League and WNBA and replace the templated uniforms. Let's start with the WNBA. I'll be doing all 12 current WNBA teams and a few more folded teams. For the G-League I'll do the 1 team for every NBA teams plus the Ignite and Mexico teams. Every Team will get an Association(White) and an Icon(Road/Color) and maybe a Statement(Alternate). WNBA: Atlanta Dream Charlotte Sting Chicago Sky Cleveland Rockers Connecticut Sun Dallas Wings Houston Comets Indiana Fever Las Vegas Aces Los Angeles Sparks Miami Sol Minnesota Lynx New York Liberty Phoenix Mercury Portland Fire Sacramento Monarchs Seattle Storm Washington Mystics G-League Agua Caliente Clippers (Los Angeles Clippers) Austin Spurs (San Antonio Spurs) Canton Charge (Cleveland Cavaliers) Capital City Go-Go (Washington Wizards) Capitanes de Ciudad de México (Unaffiliated) College Park Skyhawks (Atlanta Hawks) Colorado ? (Denver Nuggets) Delaware Blue Coats (Philadelphia 76ers) Erie BayHawks (New Orleans Pelicans) Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Indiana Pacers) Grand Rapids Drive/Motor City Cruise (Detroit Pistons) Greensboro Swarm (Charlotte Hornets) Iowa Wolves (Minnesota Timberwolves) Lakeland Magic (Orlando Magic) Long Island Nets (Brooklyn Nets) Maine Red Claws (Boston Celtics) Memphis Hustle (Memphis Grizzlies) NBA G League Ignite Team (Unaffiliated) Northern Arizona Suns (Phoenix Suns) Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder) Raptors 905 (Toronto Raptors) Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Houston Rockets) Salem ? (Portland Trailblazers) Salt Lake City Stars (Utah Jazz) Santa Cruz Warriors (Golden State Warriors) Sioux Falls Skyforce (Miami Heat) South Bay Lakers (Los Angeles Lakers) Stockton Kings (Sacramento Kings) Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks) Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks) Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Wisconsin Herd (Milwaukee Bucks)
  15. When I was in my early teens, my parents bought me NCAA Football 98 for the computer. I really enjoyed the game, and it was very well-designed for the most part: 100+ schools; full-season play with rankings, major bowl games, and major awards; school fight songs; decent playbooks; something approximating logos on the helmets. It was a very good game for the late 1990s---not as good as the Football Pro series overall, but distinctly collegiate and lots of fun. Anyway, despite the overall quality, there were two details that I have since learned were wrong. One, LSU by default wears yellow jerseys over white pants at home in that game. Two, Missouri's colors are green and gold in the game instead of black and gold. (Come to think of it, I think the latter was also the case in that college hoops game for the Super Nintendo even earlier.) I was wondering: have you guys and gals noticed any similar errors in other games? (Incidentally, Football Pro 98 has the Eagles wearing kelly-green-and-gray even though they were in their second season with their current and inferior color scheme.)
  16. Taking my own stab at some NBA City Edition jersey. I'll start with the Atlanta Hawks. I kinda took the concept that Cleveland ran with and did a hip hop inspired city edition. Each letter is taken from a different well known rapper from Atlanta. A-Migos, T-T.I., L-Lil' Jon, A-Outkast, N-2 Chainz, T- TLC, A-Ludachris. On the sides of the jersey feature curved striping that represent Spaghetti Junction> I couldn't get the lines to do exactly what I wanted to so I did what I could. If someone has recommendations on how to do curved lines better please let me know.
  17. Hello there. The 2022 NBA All-Star Game is set to be held in Cleveland and it got my creative gears flowing. I'm a big fan of NBA All-Star Games honouring the host cities (I actually liked this year's Pacer-inspired ones more than the average person probably did). The Cavs have a ton of uniform history that provide a ton of options for the NBA to draw from. Here's what I did. THE COLOURS I went with Lebron's secont stint for the colour scheme for the dark uniform. I feel like it looks the sharpest and represents one of the best eras in Cavalier basketball. The wine and navy blue go together so well with the gold. The light uniform is drawn from the 2018-19 City Uniforms, which is inspired by the 1994-97 white uniforms. It contrasts nicely with the dark uniform and honours two famous eras of the franchise. THE LOGOS I actually really like the "star" logo that that was released. It's sharp, recognizable, and honours the city at the same time. The script logos/wordmarks were a ton of fun to make. I used the plume design from these notable uniforms...and combined it with a retro All-Star script I created from the font called "Anhatten." I was pretty happy with the result. The font on the back is from these uniforms. THE DESIGN The design inspiration is fairly obvious. One of the most recognizable sash/wave/swipe designs ever produced on a basketball jersey. I love them and I'd be overjoyed to see them come back for something such as an All-Star Game. THE CONCEPTS The dark uniform uses the classic wine/navy/gold colour combo. The light uniform has the retro colours with the same shade of navy as the dark uniform. Let me know what you guys think! C&C much appreciated! If the feedback is positive to this concept, I may go ahead and draw up some concepts for 2023 Salt Lake City and 2024 Indianapolis.
  18. Eastern Conference: Atlantic division Central division Southeast division Boston Celtics & City edition | Christmas | Patriots V1 & V2 Chicago Bulls Atlanta Hawks Brooklyn Nets Cleveland Cavaliers Charlotte Hornets V1 | V2 New York Knicks V1 & V2 Detroit Pistons Miami Heat & City V2 Philadelphia 76ers & City edition | Christmas edition & V2 Indiana Pacers & Hickory edition Orlando Magic Toronto Raptors mockup 20/21 & Statement V2 | Christmas Milwaukee Bucks V1 | V2 | V3 | City V1 & V2 | Halloween Washington Senators (Wizards) Western Conference: Northwest division Pacific division Southwest division Denver Nuggets Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks Minnesota Timberwolves Los Angeles Clippers Houston Rockets V1 | V2 & St. Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Kings (Grizzlies) Oklahoma City Thunder Phoenix Suns New Orleans Pelicans Utah Jazz Sacramento Kings San Antonio Spurs *Seattle Supersonics & Statement & City edition ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hi guys! I dont know where to start to be honest so I will keep it short. First of I must tell you that my concepts would not be possible without @Hoopladawg87! He has given me much thought and guidance throughout the creative processes which resulted into this. I can't thank you enough, Hoopla! One thing you guys will probably notice that my template is basically a cheap copy of his, which it really is, and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all! So with my limited skills and an eye to detail severely lacking, I tried to make my template like his with the hopes that it would give the concepts a heightened sense of realism. As this is my first post on this great forum it felt only natural to present my favourite team, arguably the greatest franschise in the NBA - the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics home and away uniforms, now named association and icon, are timeless. Clean, classic and one of the most recognizable in sports. Ever since I saw the St. Patricks uniform I could never shake the feeling that gold is such a beautiful complementary colour to the kelly green and white. I made several renditions but I felt the gold trim was too much, too invasive and bordering on sacrilege. The route, or solution, was to change the Nike logo and players name on the back to gold. A minor change, almost unrecognizable but I feel it is in tune with Nike's minimalistic direction. All comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated! Boston Celtics Association Edition Uniform Concept Boston Celtics Icon Edition Uniform Concept Boston Celtics Statement Edition Uniform Concept (Sorry about the posting issue!)
  19. NBA Reverse Retro Series Why hello everyone! It has been years since I've been on the boards, but it's great to be back! With my first topic back, I wanted to tackle a project I worked on for fun late last year. The NBA Reverse Retro Series. After the NHL put out their Reverse Retro series of uniforms, I wondered what it might look like if the NBA did a similar thing. Now it is way harder to bring back a classic look for some teams because they never really left their classic look. The rules I set for this project were simple. Bring back a classic uniform from sometime in each team's history, but altered to fit their current colour scheme. Just like the NHL, team's could go back in their history, even wearing a jersey from a different city. Similar to what the Avalanche did with the Nordiques uniform. To start, this is the teaser, with each team represented and the year which the uniform is based on. I found all the logos and examples of the original uniforms from right on this site, Sportslogos.net. I will add, I won't be making any changes at this point, I finished this project about a month ago, but I wanted to share it here and see what people think of this idea. C&C is appreciated!
  20. I’m going to be sharing some NBA concepts I’ve been working on and tweaking for a while now. I started these almost two years ago when the first Nike designed uniforms came trickling out. I was a bit underwhelmed by many of them and started to work up my own. The time has come to share!I haven’t posted concepts on these boards in probably 5 years (and those were under an old username), so this should be fun! I'm here for the feedback, comments, and criticism so don't hold back! I want to make these better, so please help!I’ll start with basic icon/association/statement sets for each team and then loop back around at the end to get a bit more wild with the city, and maybe earned, sets if inspiration strikes. Before I get into it, major thanks to @Hoopladawg87 for sharing this template with me, and to all the other designers on these boards who keep putting out inspiring stuff - I find browsing here to be super motivational. Western Conference Portland Trailblazers San Antonio Spurs Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks Utah Jazz Eastern Conference Indiana Pacers Detroit Pistons Boston Celtics Orlando Magic New York Knicks
  21. With the NBA switching to Nike upon the expiration of Adidas' contract with the League at the end of this season, this thread will be where I'll share all of my designs. Ideally I want to create home and away uniforms for all 30 teams, but that may be a bit ambitious so we'll see what happens. I'll start with one uniform for each of the 16 playoff teams and then hopefully progress from there. This will be an exercise focusing primarily on colors, fonts, and minimalist design elements to create a clean and unique look for each team that reinforces or in some cases redesigns their brand. As always, any and all comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated! Indiana Pacers Away Uniform This takes the clean aesthetic of their current look and recalls the more yellow-centric color balance of their uniforms from the early '90s, adding a sublimated checkerboard racing stripe pattern along the side panels. Chicago Bulls Away Uniform While black is typically used as an alternate uniform color for the Bulls, the Jordan-era pinstripes were too classic to pass up. This look doesn't reinvent those classic jerseys so much as it simply reapplies it to the updated Nike Aeroswift jersey template.
  22. Much like the series NHL just introduced, I felt that I would give my own take on what NBA teams past looks would like like with color schemes from other points in their history. Please enjoy Boston Celtics I took inspiration from the 1960's road uniform and combined it with gold accents that the Celtics have used throughout their history. Not a real radical look, but i think its pretty solid.
  23. New Orlean's current uni set is a bit bland for a city with such a vibrant cultural and architectural history. The primary set features the city’s iconic wrought iron work down the side of the jerseys and shorts. "New Orleans" is shortened to "NOLA" on the navy and white uniforms. This set drops the awful, in my opinion contrasting collar. Association Icon Statement
  24. In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana. This mashup jersey draws inspiration from the rich history of Indiana high school basketball which is woven into the fabric of the state's sporting culture.
  25. I decided to make some NBA concept jerseys that were a little more thoughtful than Nike's current sets. C+C are always welcome and encouraged! Atlanta Hawks I’m so glad the Hawks got rid of volt green as an accent color. I wanted to give my take on the baby blue city jerseys. I believe this is a timeless look that would work in any era. Boston Celtics A darker shade of green is the only major change here. The Celtics are a team with no need for an overhaul in their team identity. A gold-outlined reminiscent of the 1980’s shooting shirts is a subtle touch for an alternative look. Brooklyn Nets A new “Nets” wordmark adds a little bit of contrast between the home and away looks. Overall, a clean look that receives minimal changes. Charlotte Hornets The Hornets are a 90’s team, so I gave them 90’s-esque uniforms. Darker teal is used on the throwback white alternate as an accent. Chicago Bulls The block “Bulls” and script “Chicago” wordmarks are straightened out in these renditions of the Classic bulls looks. A black alternate is a welcome addition to the uniform lineup. Cleveland Cavaliers The Cavs have had a very confusing identity for the better part of the 21st century. A removal of black and a return to navy helps to potentially straighten out these issues. A fauxback white uniform utilizes the retro 1970’s Cavs logo and colors. Dallas Mavericks Another messy identity is straightened up with the use of only two different wordmarks. A kelly green alternate brings memories of the one used in the 2000’s. Denver Nuggets Powder blue makes a return to the Nuggets repertoire, and another fauxback presents itself through the rainbow alternate. Detroit Pistons The 80’s uniforms become the full time attire for Detroit, while the turquoise 90’s alternate becomes a throwback option. Golden State Warriors A western font was mixed with the Run TMC uniforms to create this look. The Warrior’s logo is too good not to be put on both the jersey and the shorts. Houston Rockets The panels on the home and away shorts offer a solar feel and the two alternate uniforms are, get this, more fauxbacks. Indiana Pacers Elements like shorts stripes and the Indiana logo were taken from the Pacer’s current look while the wordmark and number font resemble past looks from Indiana. Los Angeles Clippers A rendition of the Clippers current wordmark is combined with their previous logo to create a uniform that is BFBS free. Los Angeles Lakers Not a whole lot of changes to see here. The black alternate pays tribute to Kobe Bryant. Memphis Grizzlies The Vancouver color scheme returns, however the wordmark is extremely simplified from the 90’s uniform. Miami Heat Bright red and orange symbolize the city of Miami much better than their current color scheme. The Vice alternate matches the rest of the uniforms much better in this redesign. Milwaukee Bucks A bright green returns along with the use of red as an accent color. The 4th uniform is a tribute to the Mecca, and its unique floor. Minnesota Timberwolves Neon green’s role is reduced to just an accent color, and for good reason. New Orleans Pelicans A “New Orleans”wordmark becomes a bold aspect of the identity, while reds takes on a stronger role in the color scheme. New York Knicks Another classic look gets minor updates. A brand new white and navy alternate takes some inspiration from the Yankees unmistakable look. Oklahoma City Thunder Navy takes on a more prominent role in this new modern look for the Thunder. Orlando Magic Multiple eras of Magic basketball appear in this uniform set that features a lighter shade of blue and a gray alternate. Philadelphia 76ers Script wordmarks are on the forefront of these designs, along with the simplification of featuring only one logo. Phoenix Suns A blend between the 1970’s and 90’s uniforms produces a look that features gray as a heavy accent color. Portland Trailblazers This design offers a more clean, sleek approach to Portland’s identity. Gray is eliminated entirely from the set. Sacramento Kings The script “Kings” font returns while black and gold alternates reminiscent of th 90’s also appear. San Antonio Spurs A very solid NBA uniform receives minor tweaks. Gray is more prominently used as a main color. Toronto Raptors The cartoon dino, along with purple return to bring back the classic 90’s look. Utah Jazz Purple replaces navy, and a green uniform brings a Mardi Gras feel that connects with the “Jazz” name. Washington Wizards Minimal changes to an underrated NBA uniform set. The white alternate is reminiscent of the “Bullets” days.