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I consider the original Tampa Bay Devil Rays set as such a 90s design. Gradients, the teal, and even just the team name alone makes it so 90s.

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This without a doubt:

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It hits all the required Nineties uniform tropes:

1. Teal!

2. Cheesy cartoonish logo

3. Too many colors

4. Goofy number font

5. Bad, asymmetrical team name font

I'd like to see them bring this back as a throwback .
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Need I say more? :D

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This without a doubt:

2015011507511522821186675200.jpg

It hits all the required Nineties uniform tropes:

1. Teal!

2. Cheesy cartoonish logo

3. Too many colors

4. Goofy number font

5. Bad, asymmetrical team name font

Never noticed how close those are to the current Thunder aways

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There is only one correct answer for me...

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With every single teal jersey finishing 2nd... & every single black & white/silver (not Raiders) taking the Bronze.

Everyone else is just visiting.

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Any of the original MLS jerseys is definitely up there, as those were particularly horrendous. What also comes to mind is the late 90's Pittsburgh Penguins jersey (this was the best photo I could find but it doesn't capture the gradient quite as much as I'd like):

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And of course there's the Atlanta Hawks away uniform in the late 90s:

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Bonus for using Mookie Blaylock, the original namesake of 90s band Pearl Jam.

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It may have been very 90s, but the Grizzlies had a fantastic identity. It really sucks to see what Memphis did to it.

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Is it wrong that I love every one of these uniforms minus Sacramento? I'm sure it probably has to do with me being in junior high for most of these and at the peak of my NBA fandom.

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Is it wrong that I love every one of these uniforms minus Sacramento? I'm sure it probably has to do with me being in junior high for most of these and at the peak of my NBA fandom.

Nostalgia is a powerful thing. Its a big part of why otherwise ugly uniforms develop a cult following. I doubt people would like the Canucks spaghetti uniforms, the Buccaneers creamsicles, the Raptors purple&reds, etc as much as they do if it weren't for the fact that they're gone.

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This thread is now "post anything from the 90's"

For the most 90's-tastic uniform it's tough to beat the Pistons teal. There will never be another time when it'd be okay for a team from Detroit, Michigan to wear teal. Like previously said, that had all the dated hallmarks of 90's style.

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There were other teams who totally jumped on the trends of the day (the Islanders, Houston Rockets, and Anaheim Angels come to mind), but none were so shameless about it and none of those 90's rebrands were ever as ill-fitting for the franchise as teal was the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons threw out all their (recent) history to play trend follower, which is why they were only around for 5 or 6 years.

I actually liked the logo, though. When they first switched back to blue and red they still used the logo and it stands up in those colors better than it did in teal and yellow and black. It's a much better logo than the plain basketball and nothing says it has to appear on the uniforms. I wouldn't mind if they still used it as their primary.

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