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Tribal Tattoo Inspired U.S. Women's Basketball Uniform for 2008 Olympics

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I just found a pic of the U.S. women's basketball uniforms for the 2008 Olympics. I hope this isn't a hint of what the men's basketball uniforms will look like.

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Tibal tattoo? What tribe are they part of?

Dear god are those ugly. Really, those are just terrible. Worse than some European designs.

Also, look at the look on coach's face. Priceless.

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I hope this isn't a hint of what the men's basketball uniforms will look like.

Nope. The men will have barbed wire and the Chinese symbol for "life".

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I hope this isn't a hint of what the men's basketball uniforms will look like.

Nope. The men will have barbed wire and the Chinese symbol for "life".

genius.

americans really seem to have taken david beckham and his ideas about culturally inappropriate tattoos to your hearts.

i love the combination of maori moko, norse tribal and celtic pagan imagery. if you look close theres even a little star at the

bottom for the kids.

however, somehow this really does seem to convey a real sense of the great american yearning for culture whilst simultaneously

adopting and butchering everyone elses. i guess in that sense, this truly does reflect the usa.

:censored:en hell, that reads a bit harsh eh!

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These are terrible...however I have to say thanks for the post since I'm sure most of us would never see them in action. Do women's olympic basketball games have better or worse ratings than WNBA games?

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I don't mind the whole tribal motif because they probably won't stand out so much on TV, but having the names as the same colour as the jerseys? That's inexcusable.

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These jerseys - maybe they're the lining to a better jersey.

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I dunno, looks like something iDonovan might do.

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I was just thinking the nonsensical pattern looked like Nick1733's avatar.

I was also thinking Diana Taurasi could star as Carrie Bradshaw in a local production of "Sex and the City," but that's neither here nor there.

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and the nameplate is COMPLETELY illegible. Nice job, America.

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I think it really is supposed to just be a representation of China. The style may cause it to look like stuff from other cultures but IMO it is a good look for everything but the nameplates. Unfortunatley they won't listen or fix it before the games start.

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Spot the torch in that mess?

Do we know what the front looks like?

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The names on the back and outlines on the number are probably the 3M material made famous on Jordans and some of the men's NCAA SOD unis. The names will probably show up better in the pictures if whoever taking the picture uses a flash.

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These jerseys - maybe they're the lining to a better jersey.

That #5 is just an upside down #2. Surely that has to be a mistake. That #5 looks horrible.

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Tibal tattoo? What tribe are they part of?

[Dwight] Amazons! [/Dwight]

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I think it really is supposed to just be a representation of China. The style may cause it to look like stuff from other cultures but IMO it is a good look for everything but the nameplates. Unfortunatley they won't listen or fix it before the games start.

If they were aiming to reference Chinese culture, they missed and came closer to Aztec culture. They look closer to these Mexico World Cup jerseys.

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