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Do you like uniforms that put the player names below the number? I believe the WNBA does it, as did the Kings uniforms in the early 90s. 

 

Personally, given its a bit of a rarity, I kind of like it. And I think it kind of flows with how people usually identify a player: "no. X - NAME HERE."

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Maybe it's because we're conditioned to expect the name on top, but I think it looks bad.  I can't think of an example that I liked.

 

I could have sworn that the late 70s - early 80s Knicks did this with the uniform with New York/Knicks below the number on the front.  However, Google tells me that the NOB was normal.

 

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A few teams -- probably more, once Community Jerseys are unveiled -- have names under their numbers in the NBA this year. The OKC Thunder -- not new, since their orange and white sleeved jersey had them too. There was at least one other team that had them, but I can't find them? Memphis? New Orleans? Brooklyn? I'm looking ...

 

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i like the idea and i think the Paul George jersey does it best because the design establishes some hierarchy between the 2 elements. the first few jerseys posted feel like everything is trying to be as large as possible and when you get longer names, the back becomes too busy and the 2 elements compete with each other. if you're putting the NOB below the number you're saying the name isn't all that important anyway, so the best practice here is to just keep it small. building off the George jersey above, i like the idea with a smaller than expected NOB

 

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and by pushing the large number up on the jersey, the player feels a little more balanced. he's carrying the number more on his shoulders rather than the middle of his back, which looks much better IMO

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I've always liked it when applied well, and think that women's basketball jerseys look better with names below the number, just because of the cut of the jersey -- and with where men's basketball jersey cuts are going, I wouldn't be surprised to see that at least become a little more of a trend.

 

German soccer teams also often put the player's name below the number, but that's because they also display the team name on the back of the shirt.

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6 hours ago, kimball said:

There was at least one other team that had them, but I can't find them? Memphis? New Orleans? Brooklyn? I'm looking ...

 

It's a Grizzlies:

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Also I need to agree that names below numbers works in women's sports.

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8 minutes ago, pepis21 said:

 

It's a Grizzlies:

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Also I need to agree that names below numbers works in women's sports.

 

Okay, that's odd ... I thought it was the Grizzlies, but then on the Grizz's unveiling site, the numbers were on top of the number?

 

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The Kings are the only team that looks right with the NOB under the number as far as I'm concerned. They also had the longest run, going right back to the Cincinnati days before finally going to the standard format in 1990.

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