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EVOLUTION OF EVERY NBA TEAM'S LOGOEvergreenUnrealisticCricket.gifhttp://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2520160-redditor-creates-gif-showing-evolution-of-every-nba-teams-logo

This is sweet..should be put on the mothership (main website)

I love how rapidly the Hawks and Kings have to change to show all of the logos they've had throughout the years.
Funnily enough the Kings have the second oldest logo in the league...

The current Mavericks logo goes back pretty far as well.

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EVOLUTION OF EVERY NBA TEAM'S LOGOEvergreenUnrealisticCricket.gifhttp://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2520160-redditor-creates-gif-showing-evolution-of-every-nba-teams-logo

This is sweet..should be put on the mothership (main website)

I love how rapidly the Hawks and Kings have to change to show all of the logos they've had throughout the years.
Funnily enough the Kings have the second oldest logo in the league...

The current Mavericks logo goes back pretty far as well.

Which is CRAZY to think because that's basically my first thought when it comes to "new" logos. I remember being kinda blown away by that change (I was pretty young) and thinking that logo was pretty much the definition of modern.

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Funnily enough the Kings have the second oldest logo in the league...

Older than the Bulls AND Lakers?

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Officially, that graphic handles New Orleans and Charlotte incorrectly.

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Funnily enough the Kings have the second oldest logo in the league...

Older than the Bulls AND Lakers?

The Lakers rather drastically darkened the purple in their logo in the early 2000's.

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Top 3 oldest logos in the NBA...

1. Bulls (1966)

2. Kings (1994)

3. Celtics (1996)

Longevity isn't the NBA's strong suit when it comes to branding.

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Amazing to see how many teams have recolored their logo multiple times. Look at Utah and Denver for example. Same logo colored three different times...lame

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Top 3 oldest logos in the NBA...

1. Bulls (1966)

2. Kings (1994)

3. Celtics (1996)

Longevity isn't the NBA's strong suit when it comes to branding.

That's a little misleading. While the Lakers technically did make a change, it didn't really impact or change their "brand" at all. There are other teams that fall in to the same category.

On the other hand, look at the Jazz - recolor after recolor, each of which was part of a decided new branding strategy. It's debatable whether any of them were successful. It's probably not debatable that the one in between the purple and the current one wasn't.

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For those who don't wanna click the link this is a summation of sorts Le7u8bT.jpg

Is there any news on the teams that haven't shown their changes?

I'm curious about the Rockets. Home+Road silhouette is the jersey cut change right? Stretch? What is that? Latin Nights uniform? Alt 2, is this a completely new alternate uniform added to the alt 1 red/yellow they already have? Pride is the only one i'm clued in on being a yellow sleeved "Clutch City" uniform.

Anyone got any info on the other changes they are making?

The definition of each jersey is actually under each heading. It actually explains it. Not trying to be a smart ass. But here we go.

Stretch unis: Holiday uniforms (Christmas,St Patrick's Day,Latin Nights,etc)

I don't think that's right... If you look at the definition of "Stretch", it says a change to the Primary Road uniform. Christmas uniforms would not fall under that category because those aren't just road uniforms and every team gets new christmas uniforms every year.

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Officially, that graphic handles New Orleans and Charlotte incorrectly.

That's not true is it? There was never any retroactive history transfer - in fact if the Sonics history were returned it would be unprecedented (since there was nothing retroactive about the Ravens official expansion status.)

Speaking of expansion - the original Mavs logo with the western font is missing.

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Officially, that graphic handles New Orleans and Charlotte incorrectly.

That's not true is it? There was never any retroactive history transfer - in fact if the Sonics history were returned it would be unprecedented (since there was nothing retroactive about the Ravens official expansion status.)

Speaking of expansion - the original Mavs logo with the western font is missing.

Well OKC decided to ditch the sonics history and keep the title they won in Seattle, and don't wear a gold tab on their collar indicating they won a championship.

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Officially, that graphic handles New Orleans and Charlotte incorrectly.

That's not true is it? There was never any retroactive history transfer - in fact if the Sonics history were returned it would be unprecedented (since there was nothing retroactive about the Ravens official expansion status.)

Speaking of expansion - the original Mavs logo with the western font is missing.

Well OKC decided to ditch the sonics history and keep the title they won in Seattle, and don't wear a gold tab on their collar indicating they won a championship.

Ahh, I thought it was some wishy-washy 'shared history' that they would give back when/if Seattle got a team. A lot more nebulous than the Browns deal.

Isn't there a missing Rockets variation too? Which, interestingly, I can't find on the mothership or google images. Wasn't there a version with some white space between the red ribbon and the yellow basketball, where they weren't flush with each other?

....I knew I wasn't crazy, on all the basketball cards I can find, there was a white space until the early '90s.

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Officially, that graphic handles New Orleans and Charlotte incorrectly.

That's not true is it? There was never any retroactive history transfer - in fact if the Sonics history were returned it would be unprecedented (since there was nothing retroactive about the Ravens official expansion status.)

Speaking of expansion - the original Mavs logo with the western font is missing.

Well OKC decided to ditch the sonics history and keep the title they won in Seattle, and don't wear a gold tab on their collar indicating they won a championship.

The Thunder technically have the Sonics' history, they just choose not to celebrate it. The "shared" deal worked out with Seattle stipulated that the Thunder would return the Sonics' history to Seattle if Seattle were granted an expansion team within five years of the Sonics leaving. That hasn't happened, meaning that the Thunder are under no obligation to return the history to Seattle. The records of the old Sonics team are with the Thunder as far as the NBA itself is concerned.

The above paragraph just highlights how silly this revisionist history really is. "Sending" history back to Seattle. As if it were something you could pack up in a box and mail somewhere.

No, history doesn't work like that. History belongs to the organization that lives it. The team that won the 1979 NBA Championship now plays in Oklahoma City. Regardless of how upsetting that may be.

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Not to mention that Kevin Durant was on the Sonics when they moved, which puts in to question, has he truly played his career with just one NBA team?

Stupid.

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Not to mention that Kevin Durant was on the Sonics when they moved, which puts in to question, has he truly played his career with just one NBA team?

Stupid.

Also Russell was still drafted by the Sonics. A few weeks before they officially moved.

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So was Ibaka.

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I see also some confusion about Hornets' history records. Let me quote Wikipedia

"At a press conference heralding the change, team officials also announced that as part of a deal with the NBA and the Pelicans, the renamed Hornets reclaimed the history and records of the 1988–2002 Hornets, while all of the Hornets' records during their time in New Orleans from 2002 to 2013 remained with the Pelicans."

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For those who don't wanna click the link this is a summation of sorts Le7u8bT.jpg

Is there any news on the teams that haven't shown their changes?

I'm curious about the Rockets. Home+Road silhouette is the jersey cut change right? Stretch? What is that? Latin Nights uniform? Alt 2, is this a completely new alternate uniform added to the alt 1 red/yellow they already have? Pride is the only one i'm clued in on being a yellow sleeved "Clutch City" uniform.

Anyone got any info on the other changes they are making?

The definition of each jersey is actually under each heading. It actually explains it. Not trying to be a smart ass. But here we go.

Stretch unis: Holiday uniforms (Christmas,St Patrick's Day,Latin Nights,etc)

Pride: Sleeved variations of the uniforms that can be a completely different uniform template than the regular set.

Alt 1- light colored alternate uniforms such as Cavs Gold,Nuggets gold, Hornets Teal, Suns Orange..etc..Alternate unis that can be worn at home. Maybe a Rockets yellow uniform.

Alt 2- alt unis that can be worn on the road ..dark colored alts..etc Rockets "Houston" red&yellow alt goes under this category.

Now as for the other new uniforms such as Houston's silhouette wordmarks and Pride unis..we don't know yet

So Alt 2 is a new alternate then? They wouldn't just list their current alternate in that category if it's for teams making changes right? I do remember back someone saying the Rockets were doing a red and white version of their current alternate and scrapping the red and yellow altogether. Hope this isn't true.

Look again guys - The Rockets do not have an Alt 1. They only have Alt 2, which is the same Red/Yellow alt currently being used. Silhouette is the new cut, already breifly exhibited in the Christmas jersey leak. "Stretch" is the holiday/heritage-themed mod jerseys ("Los Rockets" jersey in this particular case). Pride is referring to the Yellow Clutch City jersey, the only new uni we have yet to see, which won't be revealed until media day. Aside from a few minor modifications to font/numbers, this is what you'll see from H-Town in 2015.

But why would they list the Rockets alternate 2 if it's just the same alternate? They are listing changes, and it does say confidential so you are saying it's most likely number font change for the current alternate?

New number font in summer league for the Rockets is probably being changed for all the current uniforms and that's why alt 2 is listed is my guess.

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I like it better than just using the Pacers numbers, but i still prefer the original unique numbers they used that actually matched the wordmark.

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Top 3 oldest logos in the NBA...

1. Bulls (1966)

2. Kings (1994)

3. Celtics (1996)

Longevity isn't the NBA's strong suit when it comes to branding.

Yeah, but that's not really saying much.

MLB, which I think most would argue is the most traditional of the big 4, only has 2 teams that have not changed logos since the 90s. CHC and NYY.

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