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Patches for a sponsored event and actual ads are different things.

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I think you all should check this out!

I came across this Instagram page earlier today. Complex Magazine even featured them in a spotlight article them in the past issue.

https://www.change.org/p/the-nba-commissioner-adam-silver-for-black-history-month-celebrate-the-legacy-of-african-americans-by-having-players-wear-these-commemorative-jerseys

Also, there is a YouTube video they created about the project located in the link.

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Personally, I would sublimate the kente cloth pattern using darker and lighter hues of the team colors.

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I think you all should check this out!

I came across this Instagram page earlier today. Complex Magazine even featured them in a spotlight article them in the past issue.

https://www.change.org/p/the-nba-commissioner-adam-silver-for-black-history-month-celebrate-the-legacy-of-african-americans-by-having-players-wear-these-commemorative-jerseys

Also, there is a YouTube video they created about the project located in the link.

Screenshot_2015-03-17-17-00-01_zpsn3ujwz

Screenshot_2015-03-17-16-43-47_zps7jwvsk

Screenshot_2015-03-17-16-45-28_zpsay6a4a

Screenshot_2015-03-17-16-44-01_zpsl0yqri

Screenshot_2015-03-17-17-03-22_zpsvsyfrb

Screenshot_2015-03-17-16-44-40_zpspe4nwc

Screenshot_2015-03-17-16-45-06_zpsxq65tc

Personally, I would sublimate the kente cloth pattern using darker and lighter hues of the team colors.

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Yeah, I'm not a fan. I get the sentiment, and it would be nice to see a league commemorate the culture of the majority of its players. But I think there's a better way than spending a month of playing games in glorified basketball dashikis which Adidas profits off of massively.

I wouldn't even mind like a tribute band (similar to the black bands they wear) with those patterns on them.

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Since adidas will no longer be the official outfitter of the NBA, is it too early to start a "NBA Changes 2017-18 season" thread? ;)

That said, will there be fewer or even more sleeved jerseys because of that revelation?

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Yeah, I'm not a fan. I get the sentiment, and it would be nice to see a league commemorate the culture of the majority of its players. But I think there's a better way than spending a month of playing games in glorified basketball dashikis which Adidas profits off of massively.

I wouldn't even mind like a tribute band (similar to the black bands they wear) with those patterns on them.

Is it really their culture though excluding the players who are actually African)? I mean I'm Asian (Korean) American and I would find it extremely insulting if teams wore hanboks to "honor" my culture. That's not my culture, America is my culture. Shouldn't there be an Anglo heritage night were the white players carry muskets, venerate the queen, and drink tea since that is the Anglos heritage?

Edit: also, the continent of Africa is massive, this would just be horrible stereotyping from a certain region of east (?) Africa.

Faux edit edit: this is just my opinion, not trying to cause anything.

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That said, will there be fewer or even more sleeved jerseys because of that revelation?

Who knows.. I just hope the next company doesn't mess up so bad we end up missing Adidas (they'd have to be pretty damn bad)

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Yeah, I'm not a fan. I get the sentiment, and it would be nice to see a league commemorate the culture of the majority of its players. But I think there's a better way than spending a month of playing games in glorified basketball dashikis which Adidas profits off of massively.

I wouldn't even mind like a tribute band (similar to the black bands they wear) with those patterns on them.

Is it really their culture though excluding the players who are actually African)? I mean I'm Asian (Korean) American and I would find it extremely insulting if teams wore hanboks to "honor" my culture. That's not my culture, America is my culture. Shouldn't there be an Anglo heritage night were the white players carry muskets, venerate the queen, and drink tea since that is the Anglos heritage?

Edit: also, the continent of Africa is massive, this would just be horrible stereotyping from a certain region of east (?) Africa.

Faux edit edit: this is just my opinion, not trying to cause anything.

This doesn't really sit right with me as a good idea either. I'm black, but I don't consider myself to be "African-American," technically speaking. I mean, my last name is Felders, not Ogwumike, and you'd have to go back a really long way before you'd find even one of my ancestors who had set foot on African soil. Meanwhile, I know people who, though American, still have African last names and know exactly where they're from, because their families immigrated to the US only a few generations ago. I also know people who just immigrated themselves. Their experiences aren't quite the same as mine, and vice versa. There's not too many common links beyond our shared skin tone, there are two different cultures in play.

I get the sentiment, but to me it's just a tad bit disrespectful. It's not quite right to have LeBron represent a culture he really doesn't have any right to claim, and it's not quite right to lump Serge Ibaka's experiences in with the usual trappings of Black History Month just because we're all dark-skinned. I'm cool with doing something more during Black History Month (perhaps restricting the majority of black alternates to only be worn during BHM, black being used to pay tribute to the many deaths that brought us to this point), but cheaply sticking generic African designs in to represent everyone is kind of a lazy cop-out in my opinion. The contributions of African immigrants are more than worth honoring separately, and the black experience in America has more than enough to honor and celebrate on its own.

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Yeah, I'm not a fan. I get the sentiment, and it would be nice to see a league commemorate the culture of the majority of its players. But I think there's a better way than spending a month of playing games in glorified basketball dashikis which Adidas profits off of massively.

I wouldn't even mind like a tribute band (similar to the black bands they wear) with those patterns on them.

Is it really their culture though excluding the players who are actually African)? I mean I'm Asian (Korean) American and I would find it extremely insulting if teams wore hanboks to "honor" my culture. That's not my culture, America is my culture. Shouldn't there be an Anglo heritage night were the white players carry muskets, venerate the queen, and drink tea since that is the Anglos heritage?

Edit: also, the continent of Africa is massive, this would just be horrible stereotyping from a certain region of east (?) Africa.

Faux edit edit: this is just my opinion, not trying to cause anything.

This doesn't really sit right with me as a good idea either. I'm black, but I don't consider myself to be "African-American," technically speaking. I mean, my last name is Felders, not Ogwumike, and you'd have to go back a really long way before you'd find even one of my ancestors who had set foot on African soil. Meanwhile, I know people who, though American, still have African last names and know exactly where they're from, because their families immigrated to the US only a few generations ago. I also know people who just immigrated themselves. Their experiences aren't quite the same as mine, and vice versa. There's not too many common links beyond our shared skin tone, there are two different cultures in play.

I get the sentiment, but to me it's just a tad bit disrespectful. It's not quite right to have LeBron represent a culture he really doesn't have any right to claim, and it's not quite right to lump Serge Ibaka's experiences in with the usual trappings of Black History Month just because we're all dark-skinned. I'm cool with doing something more during Black History Month (perhaps restricting the majority of black alternates to only be worn during BHM, black being used to pay tribute to the many deaths that brought us to this point), but cheaply sticking generic African designs in to represent everyone is kind of a lazy cop-out in my opinion. The contributions of African immigrants are more than worth honoring separately, and the black experience in America has more than enough to honor and celebrate on its own.

To be honest, I thought it should have been brought to the forum's attention since it is uniform and concept related.

I personally don't like the concepts individually and would rather choose a different route like having a band around the collar like what BucFan suggested.

Also, you make a good point there X. It looks like the creators of this project haven't experienced constructive critism from an athletic aesthetics stand point before.

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Yeah, I'm not a fan. I get the sentiment, and it would be nice to see a league commemorate the culture of the majority of its players. But I think there's a better way than spending a month of playing games in glorified basketball dashikis which Adidas profits off of massively.

I wouldn't even mind like a tribute band (similar to the black bands they wear) with those patterns on them.

Is it really their culture though excluding the players who are actually African)? I mean I'm Asian (Korean) American and I would find it extremely insulting if teams wore hanboks to "honor" my culture. That's not my culture, America is my culture. Shouldn't there be an Anglo heritage night were the white players carry muskets, venerate the queen, and drink tea since that is the Anglos heritage?

Edit: also, the continent of Africa is massive, this would just be horrible stereotyping from a certain region of east (?) Africa.

Faux edit edit: this is just my opinion, not trying to cause anything.

This doesn't really sit right with me as a good idea either. I'm black, but I don't consider myself to be "African-American," technically speaking. I mean, my last name is Felders, not Ogwumike, and you'd have to go back a really long way before you'd find even one of my ancestors who had set foot on African soil. Meanwhile, I know people who, though American, still have African last names and know exactly where they're from, because their families immigrated to the US only a few generations ago. I also know people who just immigrated themselves. Their experiences aren't quite the same as mine, and vice versa. There's not too many common links beyond our shared skin tone, there are two different cultures in play.

I get the sentiment, but to me it's just a tad bit disrespectful. It's not quite right to have LeBron represent a culture he really doesn't have any right to claim, and it's not quite right to lump Serge Ibaka's experiences in with the usual trappings of Black History Month just because we're all dark-skinned. I'm cool with doing something more during Black History Month (perhaps restricting the majority of black alternates to only be worn during BHM, black being used to pay tribute to the many deaths that brought us to this point), but cheaply sticking generic African designs in to represent everyone is kind of a lazy cop-out in my opinion. The contributions of African immigrants are more than worth honoring separately, and the black experience in America has more than enough to honor and celebrate on its own.

Agree 100%% immigrants made this country what it is today. You don't hear us calling pale people with red hair Irish-Americans,etc. Blacks Latinos,Indians are the only ones that arent truly labeled Americans. But it is what it is..

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I'm so tired of all these special noche latino, st. patricks day unforms. So an absolute no to BHM uniforms from me. Honor all these nights with game advertisements and specials, just leave the uniforms alone or simply use a small patch? A green stripe on the shoulder for St. Pattys day for example. A fiesta colored shoulder stripe for NL. A black stripe for BHM. A yellow and red for Lunar new year.

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I'm so tired of all these special noche latino, st. patricks day unforms. So an absolute no to BHM uniforms from me. Honor all these nights with game advertisements and specials, just leave the uniforms alone or simply use a small patch? A green stripe on the shoulder for St. Pattys day for example. A fiesta colored shoulder stripe for NL. A black stripe for BHM. A yellow and red for Lunar new year.

I agree 100%. If the NBA insists on more jerseys, I'd rather see a lot more throwback nights.

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I'm so tired of all these special noche latino, st. patricks day unforms. So an absolute no to BHM uniforms from me. Honor all these nights with game advertisements and specials, just leave the uniforms alone or simply use a small patch? A green stripe on the shoulder for St. Pattys day for example. A fiesta colored shoulder stripe for NL. A black stripe for BHM. A yellow and red for Lunar new year.

Completely agree. I've always felt patches or stripes always should have been the practice for these sorts of honors. There isn't a single holiday or cause that merits rolling out a new or even tweaked uniform in my opinion. Not one. Patches or shoulder stripes get the message across just fine to me.

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Because I was totally thinking "y'know what the NBA needs? Less games of teams actually wearing their primary uniforms!"

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Last night Golden state Warriors had Social Media night and wore these shirts! ! Wouldn't be surprised if they brought back an alternate unis for next year With the classic "Warriors" across the chest. Without the twitter stuff of course. "@" and "#"

2015-03-18-SocialMedia_Shirts_m.jpg

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Last night Golden state Warriors had Social Media night and wore these shirts! ! Wouldn't be surprised if they brought back an alternate unis for next year With the classic "Warriors" across the chest. Without the twitter stuff of course. "@" and "#"

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Weird - that number font isn't quite correct. The 1's on the shirt are quite different than the 1's used in Mullin's era.

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Last night Golden state Warriors had Social Media night and wore these shirts! ! Wouldn't be surprised if they brought back an alternate unis for next year With the classic "Warriors" across the chest. Without the twitter stuff of course. "@" and "#"

2015-03-18-SocialMedia_Shirts_m.jpg

Yeah, I saw those. My little sister thought they were the dumbest thing ever, but I appreciated the retro touch, I thought that was pretty cool.

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