It's almost that most wonderful time of the year again; the beginning of the NBA regular season. Get pumped to enjoy fantasy basketball, the newfound Golden State bandwagon, player exclusive shoes, rookie haircuts, Stance socks, LeBron James, but most of all new uniforms. This year many teams have created alternate uniforms for certain games throughout the year. However the Hawks, 76er's, Bucks, Clippers, and Raptors have redesigned their regular season brand image.
Atlanta decided to go back to their roots with their new uniforms. They brought back the old Pacman Logo, and volt green. Other details include asymmetrical shorts, contrasting waistbands, and different designs on the side paneling of the shorts. I think the Hawks' new look is a tremendous improvement and in the words of Kyle Korver, "I feel much cooler as a 34 year old man".
The 76er's have become more patriotic with their new image. The uniforms feature stars and stripes down the sides. There is also a circle of stars on the waistband representing the original colonies at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The Bucks took out the red stripe from the lining of their outfits. Needless to say, they look a lot better without the red stripe. Their new simplistic style has a small town high school feel. I'm not sure if these uniforms will stand out in the league, but if I was a buck I wouldn't want to stand out either.
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles got creative with their logo placement. On their red uniforms, they placed the logo to the right of the players' number, instead of the traditional format. However, it looks like the Clippers hired a middle school student to produce their new logo. I remember producing similar doodles when I was in the 7th grade, but I guess that's what happens when they let Blake Griffin be the artist.
The Raptors' new look is refreshing and simple. The font looks primitive which is good for a team named after a dinosaur. If I were to recommend one thing to Toronto's new look, it would be the enforcement of Kyrie's shoes, since they also have a dinosaur feel.
Then again, it's too bad Toronto didn't catch onto Atlanta's trend, and bring back this cartoon.