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Liberty Basketball Association (Minnesota Lakers added)

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The year is 1976. Both the NBA and ABA folded, leaving basketball fans to suffer a two year drought without their beloved game. The talent feud between the two leagues proved too bitter for a peaceful merger. The squeaks of sneakers on hardwood floors fell silent...but not for long.

 

Out of the ashes of the NBA and ABA came the Liberty Basketball Association (LBA), which will take the court for 1978-79.

 

Stay tuned for teams that will be unveiled in the coming days. In the meantime, here is the league logo.

 

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That's...a start. I mean, good job with integrating with the stars and a ball in the board and hoops. You might need to smooth out the lines on the hoop part, though.

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Here is the first team to be revealed:

The Washington Federals.

 

The logo is based on an element from the logo for the 1980 NBA All Star Game, which was held at the Cap Centre.

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Uniforms

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Wordmark is too modern, needs to be blockier.

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Looks pretty 80s to me. I'm guessing this team was explicitly replacing the Bullets?

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15 minutes ago, ItsSlothy said:

Wordmark is too modern, needs to be blockier.

 

9 minutes ago, NicDB said:

Looks pretty 80s to me. I'm guessing this team was explicitly replacing the Bullets?

 

How about this font?

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The next team to be unveiled:


The New Orleans Court Jesters.

 

Logo

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Uniform

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The basketball man looks sad. I'm not sure there's much you can do to change that, but it seems like a weird vibe to give off.

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The updated Feds font is perfectly 70s. Good job.

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Making some tweaks to the Jesters:

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I say drop the face idea, change the ball back and rotate it a bit to get rid of the front face. Make it seem like a mask laying on a ball rather than a character. 

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20 hours ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

I say drop the face idea, change the ball back and rotate it a bit to get rid of the front face. Make it seem like a mask laying on a ball rather than a character. 

 

How's this?

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5 hours ago, jbird669 said:

Loving this series so far!

 

Thanks.

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Here's the league poster, which will be updated with each team added.

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Eh, I liked the smiling basketball better. It's human nature to seek out faces were they aren't and the mask already gives us part of a face.

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I like the latest version of the New Orleans logo, with the off-centre basketball, the best.

 

My quibble is with division names. All of the cities in the "Central Division" are included in at least some definitions of the Midwest, but none of the cities in the "Midwest Division" are considered to be in the Midwest, in any definition I've heard. I think you can either leave the Central name as is, or call it the Midwest, but the current Midwest Division should be renamed. The easiest solution is probably just to swap the names of the Central and the Midwest. It also bothers me a little that Pittsburgh isn't on the Atlantic and Utah isn't on the Pacific, but I think those are acceptable compromises, and certainly not as confusing as the current NHL or NBA division names.

 

Naming aside, I really like the logos you've posted so far! The basketball puns (Court Jesters, Hops) are a fun element too!

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Up next:

 

The Milwaukee Hops

 

Logo

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Uniforms

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Updated league poster:

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18 minutes ago, Will94 said:

I got an idea  for some team names

 

Cool. Let's hear those ideas.

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