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14 hours ago, Ben in LA said:

1978 San Diego Clippers 

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I agree that Clippers' jersey is one of my favorites. But, when the team wore throwbacks back in 2004 or so ... they botched it by not centering the number.

 

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It bugs me just as much as the Mavericks' green throwbacks. The number font they use is the block number they used from 1991-2001 with the fancy Dallas font from 1980-1990. Lazy, lazy, lazy.

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On an added note. The Chicago Bulls are guilty of this as well with the red cursive 'Chicago' jerseys ...

 

ORIGINAL: Not a good look with the number placement, but a look they wore for about decade.

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THROWBACK #1: They broke these out in 2004. Though not a true placement of the originals, but a much better look and something I'd love to see them adopt full time.

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THROWBACK #2: Right placement of the number, but it's HUGE! It's almost like they used the font from the standard jerseys instead. Stupid.

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5 minutes ago, kimball said:

On an added note. The Chicago Bulls are guilty of this as well with the red cursive 'Chicago' jerseys ...

 

ORIGINAL: Not a good look with the number placement, but a look they wore for about decade.

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THROWBACK #1: They broke these out in 2004. Though not a true placement of the originals, but a much better look and something I'd love to see them adopt full time.

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THROWBACK #2: Right placement of the number, but it's HUGE! It's almost like they used the font from the standard jerseys instead. Stupid.

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That Chicago script may have worked in the 80s, but I think it's too messy and unrefined to be used on a regular jersey today.  I actually agree with you that a cursive wordmark would look good on their road jerseys, but it needs to be more refined.  Maybe they could steal the beautiful White Sox wordmark.

 

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I've always wondered why most (all?) NBA teams seem to avoid cursive wordmarks.  Are there any NBA teams that currently sport a cursive wordmark on a primary jersey?  I can't think of any, but maybe there are some obvious ones I am forgetting.  I think Chicago is a city that looks great as a cursive wordmark, even on an NBA jersey.

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50 minutes ago, SCalderwood said:

 

That Chicago script may have worked in the 80s, but I think it's too messy and unrefined to be used on a regular jersey today.  I actually agree with you that a cursive wordmark would look good on their road jerseys, but it needs to be more refined.  Maybe they could steal the beautiful White Sox wordmark.

 

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I've always wondered why most (all?) NBA teams seem to avoid cursive wordmarks.  Are there any NBA teams that currently sport a cursive wordmark on a primary jersey?  I can't think of any, but maybe there are some obvious ones I am forgetting.  I think Chicago is a city that looks great as a cursive wordmark, even on an NBA jersey.

 

I agree. Plus, I don't think it'd be much of an issue either since the teams are both owned by Reinsdorf. 

 

And, I can't think of any current teams. The latest was the Clippers before their change in 2015. 

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2 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

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Right. I was talking about primary looks not secondary or throwbacks. BUT ... with that said, on the top of my head, I think Sacramento and Denver (besides LAC) are the only NBA teams with cursive font jerseys worn in their uniform rotation in the past 10-15 years. Still, a small margin as pointed out by @SCalderwood.

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7 hours ago, kimball said:

 

Right. I was talking about primary looks not secondary or throwbacks. BUT ... with that said, on the top of my head, I think Sacramento and Denver (besides LAC) are the only NBA teams with cursive font jerseys worn in their uniform rotation in the past 10-15 years. Still, a small margin as pointed out by @SCalderwood.

Here's another...

 

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On 2/25/2017 at 6:25 PM, kimball said:

 

I agree that Clippers' jersey is one of my favorites. But, when the team wore throwbacks back in 2004 or so ... they botched it by not centering the number.

 

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It bugs me just as much as the Mavericks' green throwbacks. The number font they use is the block number they used from 1991-2001 with the fancy Dallas font from 1980-1990. Lazy, lazy, lazy.

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Ironically, my Clippers throwback (a Quentin Richardson) DOES have the number in the correct location

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On 26.02.2017 at 3:25 AM, kimball said:

It bugs me just as much as the Mavericks' green throwbacks. The number font they use is the block number they used from 1991-2001 with the fancy Dallas font from 1980-1990. Lazy, lazy, lazy.

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This is not the first time when Adidas screw up a retro jersey. This is Lakers retro with wrong numbers and wordmark should be more rotated:

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Kings (right side shouldn't has white stripes, but black):21aec3b4ff6f5d24e92f5bd38824fa7a.jpg

Bucks, wrong collar (v-neck instead of round, which is funny, because swingman has correct one):

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Pacers Flo-Jo swingmans has block names (like in 1990 early version) instead of serif and wrong numbers:

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57 minutes ago, San Diego said:

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So 90s I love it even though it's quite an atrocious collection of things. Copper was a welcomed touch. But gradient on road (so 90s) was actually nice. Why they didn't do it on the home whites to match the mountain to their shorts, who knows? 

 

The home whites look so tame compared to all the busy going on in the road set. 

 

The more I look at these uniforms, the more I realized that it is just such a clutter, especially for the font up against the mountains. 

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