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2 hours ago, Lights Out said:

I've never liked the Garnett set. IMO, there wasn't enough color and it looked washed-out. The wordmark they used back then was one of the worst in sports history, too. The post-Garnett set took what worked and refined it to make a modern classic. I know people think it was too busy, but IMO, busy is not the same thing as bad. There's nothing wrong with having an intricate, detailed uniform if it looks good.

 

Shrug. Opinions, man. I happen to love that wordmark. I know people think it was too busy, but IMO, busy is not the same thing as bad. There's nothing wrong with having an intricate, detailed wordmark if it looks good. In this case they offset the extensively detailed wordmark, and number font, and the logo on the right side of the shorts by having a barebones uniform and containing all of the design elements within the trim. (It's pretty similar to the Grizzlies original uniforms now that I think about it). I also love the tiny quirk of having the shorts cuffed on just one side. 

 

The reason I ranked those above the post-Garnett set is that it had that late 00's thing where there was piping and design elements seemed to bend and curve at seemingly arbitrary points with no rhyme or reason for why they've placed them the way they've placed them. I wouldn't even call it "busy", I'd call it piping for piping's sake. 

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2 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

that late 00's thing where there was piping and design elements seemed to bend and curve at seemingly arbitrary points with no rhyme or reason for why they've placed them the way they've placed them.

 

Thank you for articulating what made a lot of recent NBA uniforms so bad. You're absolutely right. The last Atlanta Hawks set comes to mind as the worst offender.

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I like the leaked jerseys considering its different from the rest of the league. It has basic elements that don't try to be modern. My only negative is that there is a lack of historical team elements that made it stand out.

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New wolves shorts. So seeming like no green at all except a tad on the logo. Too bad.

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8 minutes ago, DJT said:

New wolves shorts. So seeming like no green at all except a tad on the logo. Too bad.

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Looks like a TINY sliver of green in the slit in the shorts... with is sad :(

 

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10 minutes ago, DJT said:

New wolves shorts. So seeming like no green at all except a tad on the logo. Too bad.

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Pretty much confirms the 2K18 leak

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I actually like the shorts, and I like the leaked jersey EXCEPT for the needless 2nd stripe over the wordmark.

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Can someone mock up a few of these in their other colors? Navy one, white one, green one. I'm not talented like that or I would haha.

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Unpopular opinion: this leaked uniform is far and away the best Timberwolves uniform since their original away uniforms:

 

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Not that that's a high bar to clear, granted. The only redeeming quality to the Garnett-era unis were the cuffs, IMO, and I don't like their current piping-happy uniforms one bit.

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20 minutes ago, kroywen said:

Unpopular opinion: this leaked uniform is far and away the best Timberwolves uniform since their original away uniforms:

 

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Not that that's a high bar to clear, granted. The only redeeming quality to the Garnett-era unis were the cuffs, IMO, and I don't like their current piping-happy uniforms one bit.

Extra unpopular opinion, I never even liked the original Minnesota set. Minnesota is a team that has never had a uniform I particularly cared for, honestly. I think the new ones may be the best set they've ever had, but like you said, not a high bar. 

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59 minutes ago, Satomiblood said:

The template isn't bad. It's just the blatant lack of green that bothers me.

Same.

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That's really uninspired. They did a good job with the new logo and went to lengths to promote the new bright green and then they just leave it off the uniform altogether? Why? I really don't understand those decisions. 

 

 

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I mean, the team shouldn't act as if green has never played a significant role in their identity. It was not only an inaugural color, but it was also utilized during their most successful era in franchise history.

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15 minutes ago, Red Wolf said:

Extra unpopular opinion, I never even liked the original Minnesota set. Minnesota is a team that has never had a uniform I particularly cared for, honestly. I think the new ones may be the best set they've ever had, but like you said, not a high bar. 

 

I'm not a huge fan of the original set, myself, though I think it's an okay though undistinguished uniform. I'm looking forward to seeing actual pictures of the new ones - they may very well beat out the original set, in my book.

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These new uniforms just look like something that could be picked out of a catalog. Maybe when they're officially unveiled there'll be some more distinguishing features to them, but I'm not feeling very optimistic about that. And like others have said, the lack of green in the leaked white uniform is a head-scratching move, and the navy "Icon" uniform will probably have the same issue.

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As a timberwolves fan I'm extremely disappointed. Why did they do any of that? It has nothing to do with anything we've ever had in our identity. Why not include green more than in our last set? Burn them all and start over. Minnesota can't do anything right 

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If that really is their new look, they just dropped to the very bottom of the entire league. 

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I'm wondering if there is a tree pattern in that smaller stripe on the shorts and jersey. Maybe even in the green, but i'd feel we'd be able to see that so probably not in green.

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