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2 hours ago, StrongXStyle said:

Wizards would be better off changing their name since people are complaining it can be related to the KKK

 

I maybe remembering it wrong when they first introduce the name wizard, the planned color scheme red, white and blue but were scrapped to tealish, gold and black to distance themselves from the KKK.  

Are you sure the color change had nothing to do with the Capitals having the same scheme?

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There were a couple of names they were considering (Dragons, Express, Stallions, Sea Dogs, Wizards, ect). So, it could've definitely been better (Dragons, Stallions), but it could've also been much MUCH worse (Express, Sea Dawgs). 

 

And yeah, they didn't change from R/W/B because of the KKK connection, they changed to blue, black, and bronze because Pollin also owned the Capitals. 

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9 hours ago, Waffles said:

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Nothing like some good, old fashioned, New York state pandering.

 

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The D League Unis are generic because t's a template. Alot of them wear alternates so that might be where you see a star and stripe look. 

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4 hours ago, Cujo said:

 

Nothing like some good, old fashioned, New York state pandering.

 

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What the hell is this?

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5 hours ago, Old School Fool said:

What the hell is this?

 

THE NEW YORK STATE UNIVERSITY at Buffalo BULLS.

 

I suppose the Jets and Giants are also guilty of this. Just slap "New York" on it and everyone will assume they're from the city.

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14 hours ago, Saint Zephyr III said:

 

Wrong thing to take a stand on...Abe Pollin changed the name because he grew uncomfortable with the increasing death rate due to gun violence in DC and also the assassination of his longtime friend Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.  He wasn't pressured to do anything, he just didn't like his team being associated with gun violence.

 

That's not entirely true (nor do I believe that's the SOLE reason) about the name change. It had more to do with marketability and the team's desire to cash in with a rebrand while moving into the new arena. 

 

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2010/02/why_abe_pollin_went_from_bulle.html

 

 

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15 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

I don't know where the homage is.  Without the stars down the side, there is no connection to the team's classic look.

 

The fact that the Brooklyn Nets wore the true classic uniforms when they played an exhibition game at the Nassau Coliseum prior to the 2012-13 season made me hope that they really were going to bring those unis back for this D-League team, which will ultimately be playing in that same building.

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What a disappointment.  Also, their decision to use in the logo a wordmark that is neither the classic one nor the current one is downright baffling.  

The only thing that is good about these D-League uniforms is that they say "Nets" at home.  Perhaps the big club will follow suit.

 

I would've liked to have seen the stars on the sides, too. However, I think all the D-League teams' uniforms have Adidas stripes going down the sides of the jerseys, thus unfortunately preventing that. 

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15 hours ago, Saint Zephyr III said:

 

Wrong thing to take a stand on...Abe Pollin changed the name because he grew uncomfortable with the increasing death rate due to gun violence in DC and also the assassination of his longtime friend Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.  He wasn't pressured to do anything, he just didn't like his team being associated with gun violence.

 

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I was at the Palace tonight for the Hawks vs the Pistons and I really don't like the fact that the Pistons put that much emphasis on black and white for every bit of marketing (videos, posters, programs, souvenir cups and popcorn buckets, employees clothing, etc). I know the probable new logo is part of the new marketing wordmark which is always black and white. Should I be worried?

 

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By the way, the Hawks looked like absolute clowns live. They don't look good on tv either but everyone around me made a few comments about how terrible they looked from close range.

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On 3/25/2016 at 10:24 AM, DC in Da House w/o a Doubt said:

 

 

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Watch out for snakes!

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So does it seem to everyone else as well that the Pistons dropping r/w/b for black, white, crimson (or something like that)?  I do like the new pistons ball logo better than their current one fwiw but I wouldn't like that color scheme for them, its just not them and it would clash with the Bulls who are in the same division. Or maybe thats a dark navy instead of black (my phone doesn't have the best screen).

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I don't think they're switching color schemes. I think it's just for promotion. 

 

It would be stupid of them to drop r/w/b, it would be the teal fiasco all over again.

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yea, i can almost 100% confirm they're keepin Red, White and Blue next season.

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6 hours ago, Conrad. said:

yea, i can almost 100% confirm they're keepin Red, White and Blue next season.

 

Almost 100% as "I have seen the whole thing but can't admit it" or "they can't be dropping RWB"?

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1 hour ago, jp1409 said:

 

Almost 100% as "I have seen the whole thing but can't admit it" or "they can't be dropping RWB"?

We're not taking this conversation further. I can recall two instances where CCSLC members who were in the know got in trouble for revealing too much. I rather not see this conversation take a turn where we ultimately end up losing a valued community member.

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On 3/25/2016 at 9:06 PM, StrongXStyle said:

Wizards would be better off changing their name since people are complaining it can be related to the KKK

 

I maybe remembering it wrong when they first introduce the name wizard, the planned color scheme red, white and blue but were scrapped to tealish, gold and black to distance themselves from the KKK.  

 

 

Who's ever honestly complained about the Wizards' name for that reason? That gives way too much credit to the KKK to think they own the term wizard or dragon. Maybe preceded by grand, but otherwise that's a huge stretch...I don't think anyone really stoops to acknowledge the KKK in this circumstance!

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12 hours ago, Ice_Cap said:

We're not taking this conversation further. I can recall two instances where CCSLC members who were in the know got in trouble for revealing too much. I rather not see this conversation take a turn where we ultimately end up losing a valued community member.

Ooops, sorry.  I didn't realize the the can of worms I was opening with my curiosity. Sorry Conrad! At the end of the day, it's just the Pistons. Certainly not a team to lose Conrad over. I'm sure we'll all be disappointed with whatever they unveil anyways! 

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13 hours ago, joshey said:

Ooops, sorry.  I didn't realize the the can of worms I was opening with my curiosity. Sorry Conrad! At the end of the day, it's just the Pistons. Certainly not a team to lose Conrad over. I'm sure we'll all be disappointed with whatever they unveil anyways! 

just the pistons?????? arguably one of the most storied and successful franchises in NBA history. whatever the pistons do, it certainly can't be as bad the trash that brooklyn wears every single night. 

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