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G League elite prospect team to be called "Ignite"

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The unaffiliated G League team comprised of elite players forgoing college will be called "NBA G League Ignite". They've unveiled a wordmark, with the rest of the logo to come:

 

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The bold, capitalized font of the NBA G League Ignite wordmark heralds the team’s energetic commitment to basketball development and serves as an anchor for the team’s full identity and uniform designs, which will be unveiled at a later date.

 

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1 hour ago, Waffles said:

The bold, capitalized font of the NBA G League Ignite wordmark heralds the team’s energetic commitment to basketball development and serves as an anchor for the team’s full identity and uniform designs, which will be unveiled at a later date.

 

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Oh my god, this is one of the best ones.  How the hell does a blurry font "herald the team’s energetic commitment to basketball development "???

 

Is it supposed to look blurry like how things do when viewed behind a flame that just ignited?  Is it supposed to be shaking... which has nothing to do with igniting?

 

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I could envision some very 90's-inspired vintage looks for this based on the name and distortion of the font. Maybe channeling a bit of the wackiness of that era. 

 

Still, the name feels like a missed opportunity.

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That font absolutely screams middle school in the 90s. 

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Why are all the none-and-done kids being put on the same team? Even if G-League teams are affiliated with NBA squads, couldn’t they spread these younger guys across the league to see how they gel with more experienced players?

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2 minutes ago, tron1013 said:

Why are all the none-and-done kids being put on the same team? Even if G-League teams are affiliated with NBA squads, couldn’t they spread these younger guys across the league to see how they gel with more experienced players?

 

Because then teams could be accused of 'ruining' prospects that they know they won't be able to draft, or maybe putting a guy that they do want into bad situations so that he doesn't look good and other teams pass on him.  

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2 hours ago, pepis21 said:

Coincidence?

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paranoid meet the robinsons GIF

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On 4/18/2020 at 9:53 AM, the admiral said:

I like it a lot better than them being a team from nowhere like the "Gatorade Nike 31ite" [pron: elite] or something. 

 

 

Close but no energy chew

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Ignite would be a fine name for a G-League affiliate of the Miami Heat.

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Ignite...the name and the font screams late 90s horror sci-fi movie

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15 hours ago, BBTV said:

 

Because then teams could be accused of 'ruining' prospects that they know they won't be able to draft, or maybe putting a guy that they do want into bad situations so that he doesn't look good and other teams pass on him.  

 

Neither Portland nor Denver have total or partial affiliation with any existing G-League team. It seems like they could at least split the fresh-out-of-high school kids among two league-run teams that also have experienced players on their rosters...

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Not only is it not a plural noun, it isn’t a noun at all!

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Call them the Ignite Express so they can enter to Giorgio Moroder

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G-League Ignite Krunk Wolverines!!!!

 

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On 9/2/2020 at 9:04 PM, BBTV said:

 

Because then teams could be accused of 'ruining' prospects that they know they won't be able to draft, or maybe putting a guy that they do want into bad situations so that he doesn't look good and other teams pass on him.  

A reason for basketball to adopt a baseball-like rule: declare for the draft right out of high school or stay in college for two years.

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