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Clippers-- Worst Look In B-ball?


B-Rich

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Last night I attended the Hornets-Clippers game. The Clippers wore their alternate uni (they played the night before in Dallas, so I guess the away reds were dirty or something). Anyway, IMHO, it was one of the plainest, least inspired boring looks i've seen:

clipsalt.jpg

Of course, it's not much worse than their regular home or away combo:

clipshome.jpgclipsaway.jpg

Why is this look so plain and uninspired? And so WRONG? First of all, why doesn't the name plate have the same font style as the logo? It used to, back in the day. What's with the change to script? And with an interesting, inspired name with all kinds of motif tie-ins--sailing ships, nautical stuff, the whole "Clippers" thing-- why does the logo and uni make no connection whatsoever?

My guess is that this all ties in to the team's cheapskate owner, Donald Sterling. He bought the team in 1981, and the following year he dropped the nautical motif logo for the one which simply featured the basketball, and also dropped the blue and orange for red, white and blue. Two years later, he moved the team to LA.

When I look at the Clippers throwback unis-- with the interesting colors and nautical flags, etc., I'm inclined to think--"what a waste".

:huh:

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I don't think the nameplate has to be the same font style as the logo... it may have been at one point, but a cursive font would make many names rather difficult to read... and to have another basketball team with their name written in plain block font across the front would not make for a more interesting uniform.

Really, I don't get what your point is here. Lots of NBA uniforms are below the creativity average of the latest design trends. (see: Celtics, Bulls, etc. etc.) That doesn't mean they're bad.

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I'd still like to see the nautical flags down the side of the shorts, however. That'd be the only thing I'd add to these uniforms -- other than maybe a new home city on the alternate :D . Get them outta Los Angeles, damnit!

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I actually like the Clippers alternate jerseys compared to their regualr jerseys atleast.

However it has been discused at length that the Clippers are in dire need of a complete overhaul.

They need to move too, but thats another story.

Their current logo makes them look like a Lakers knock off, which they are.

They at the very least new uniform and a new logo, and a new color scheme will not be a bad idea either.

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Personally I think the Clippers look is better now than it has been in years. They're throwback uniform's with the nautical flags are nice but I don't think we're going to see them go back to something like that. Simplicity is what makes a great uniform. The Boston Celtics have one of the top 5 uniforms in the NBA.

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Last night I attended the Hornets-Clippers game. The Clippers wore their alternate uni (they played the night before in Dallas, so I guess the away reds were dirty or something). Anyway, IMHO, it was one of the plainest, least inspired boring looks i've seen:

clipsalt.jpg

Of course, it's not much worse than their regular home or away combo:

clipshome.jpgclipsaway.jpg

Why is this look so plain and uninspired? And so WRONG? First of all, why doesn't the name plate have the same font style as the logo?  It used to, back in the day. What's with the change to script? And with an interesting, inspired name with all kinds of motif tie-ins--sailing ships, nautical stuff, the whole "Clippers" thing-- why does the logo and uni make no connection whatsoever?

My guess is that this all ties in to the team's cheapskate owner, Donald Sterling. He bought the team in 1981, and the following year he dropped the nautical motif logo for the one which simply featured the basketball, and also dropped the blue and orange for red, white and blue. Two years later, he moved the team to LA.

When I look at the Clippers throwback unis-- with the interesting colors and nautical flags, etc., I'm inclined to think--"what a waste".

:huh:

Wow, they're such a poorly run franchise they can't even spell their own players' names right: I'm 99.99% sure it's WILCOX, not WILLCOX...

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The move to Anaheim was possible when the then-Anaheim Arena was being built. They stayed because LA was talking about trying to build their downtown "bigger than Anaheim's" arena. Of course, the team needs a whole overhaul, not just logos. But first things first get a new look that the players and all Clippers fans (if there are any).

Chris, when you had that original logo contest, didn't someone have a really good look Clippers logo?

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