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I've finally got around to  posting my BBL jerseys. Those who followed the BBL courts thread will know some of the changes I made, but I'll detail the differences along the way.

 

Firstly. this is not soley limited to the British Basketball League. I have promoted some teams from the NBL (and lower) as well as reviving some defunct teams, There's also a fictional relocation and a re-use of a defunct hockey team identity.

For the purpose of this thread, I've also created two conferences; split into four divisions. I've highlighted the counties on the map below.

 

The league logo is the current one the leage uses, that I've given a little refresh (border, shadow etc).

 

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I've not really done jersey concepts before, so these may not be the best set out there - but I guess you don't know unless you try eh?

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First up, the fictional relocation of the Raiders franchise, previously playing in Plymouth. (Replaced by the Patriots in '21). The foxes made the trip up the M5 and decamped in the Second City.

The original green of Plymouth has been swtiched out for Brummie blue, and as with their court, I've taken the zig-zag from the city flag and incorporated it into the third jersey.

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Continuing with the Southern Conference, here's the Bristol Flyers.

 

I've adapted thier current uniform, into their third jersey. Admittedly the wordmark does not match that of thier logo - it was initially from a concept I had for a different logo but it just seems to work here. (at least to me). Coincidentally the Flyers use a painted script font  on their current jerseys so they're not against using different wordmarks.

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Next from the South West, the Gloucester City Kings.

 

This is a tema that has indicated its intentions to move into the BBL in the near future, bolsted by their sister team Gloucester City Queens joining the WBBL last season.

 

I've adapted the Queens jersey style here, as to keep a bit of uniforminity to the club.
The side pattern comes from the logo, which represents the Strawberry Leaf Crown found on the tomb of Edward II in Gloucester Cathederal.

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  • DukeofChutney changed the title to British Basketball League jersey concepts (Kings added)

I like these teams' identities (color schemes, logos, nicknames).  The Flyers' side trim is nicely reflected in the third jersey. I feel like the Kings' crown trim is a little too forced; perhaps a smaller, repeated pattern?

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Thanks - I was quite pleased how the Flyers trim worked out (it may crop up again later).

 

As for the Kings trim, it could be a case that I over emphasised it.  I do like the suggestion of using as a repeater - perhaps in sublimation. I'll revisit that set.

 

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Here's a quick alternate take. I've added the previous crown trim in sublmination, and I'm quite liking it. The step and repeat seems a bit cluttered IMO, but I guess that could be fixed with a far subtler colour (which might not display as well here).

 

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Nearly forgot to add todays team.

 

The Plymouth City Patriots were formed after the Raiders dropped out of the league in '21. This jersey set carries on the style of their current jerseys - I honestly felt it didn't need much change.

 

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Another one of the 'what..if?' teams from the courts thread. The Solent Kestrels - currently an NBL Div. 1 team, who are oft mentioned for a move up to the BBL.

 

I've kept their current side panel random geometric pattern, which probably doesn't show up in much deatil here. I'd refer to it as "very artsy" and stylised.

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Round out the South West we have the Worcester Wolves. Previously a member of the BBL, they had to drop down to the NBL due to financial constraints following the pandemic.

 

Naturally, I'd love to see them return back to the top tier.

 

Their current look certainly appears to take inspiration from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and as it works I've kept it as is. I did try to go with something different with the third going with the sash style.

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The next team starts off the Northern Conference West. For the thread, the Bradford Dragons are promoted from NBL Div.1.

 

The Dragons have a striped pattern they use, which I've tried to keep here. For the third, I've tried to go with something different.

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On a side note, I will be adding shorts to each of the teams, and I'll go back and revisit those that have already been posted.

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