NBA has been one of the most popular sports events across the globe. In the Recent Past, Fred VanVleet returned to the Toronto Raptors, and the team used that time to show off their new City Edition uniforms. The jersey presentation was a huge hit even compared to the City Edition jerseys of other NBA teams. But even the Toronto Raptors couldn’t get all of their fans to love them. “I’m excited for Fred, but those jerseys are not good.” Then someone else said, “Jerseys only work well with shorts,” which was true. When the team wears black and gold as a color scheme, it nods to Drake’s brand. A different person told them that the colors “smell like OVO.” I’m sorry, but I’d rather have a more traditional color scheme.
NBA uniforms used to be simple. Both of the teams’ home and away uniforms could be worn by both teams simultaneously. At first, there were a lot of simple, clean-looking jerseys, like the Los Angeles Lakers’ purple and gold. Then there were a lot of alternate jerseys that had big logos and bright colors.
Why are these jerseys so popular?
Alternate jersey sales have gone up a lot in the last few years. Holiday-themed alternate uniforms for the New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors have been worn on Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but not every year.
As of 2017, Nike was the NBA’s official uniform provider, and the league did away with the “home” and “away” jersey names. So, Association jerseys were used instead of white home clothes. The dark Icon jerseys were worn by teams who would play games away from home. A second alternate jersey called the Earned jersey for those 16 teams that made the playoffs in 2017. They wore it in 2018’s playoffs when they wore it. Each year, the teams also came up with a new City Edition uniform.
All the fans have said they don’t like how many new designs have been added. Some sports fans like to see their teams’ uniforms stay the same. Others aren’t sure if the story behind the design of these new jerseys makes sense. Most people want to see products that look better.
Some people don’t like the new jersey designs. Designers who work with professional sports teams agree with you, so you’ll be happy to hear that.
Using an art deco font and geometric motifs that look like those found in Chicago architecture, John O’Grady says that the Chicago Bulls’ new City Edition uniforms are against the team’s main visual link. According to O’Grady, “there is no connection to what is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable jerseys in all of the sports, which is the Bulls’ red jerseys, which were made popular by Michael Jordan. There is no connection.”
NBA uniforms used to be simple.
The uniforms of all the teams in the league are starting to look a lot different than they used to. The Orlando Magic, which plays in blue, silver, and black, are worn by the Orlando Magic. The orange pinstripe jerseys are a “reference to the sunlight and citrus industry in the state of Florida.” It’s because Milwaukee is known as “the gathering spot by the sea.” The Milwaukee Bucks have chosen to wear a City Edition uniform in three different shades of blue.
Todd Radom, an independent graphic designer who works with major sports organizations and events, says that the extreme color change has caused a fractured and splintered visual perspective.
Sometimes, Radom says, he doesn’t even know which team is playing. It’s all about the color when it comes to sportswear brands. Consider how long some of your family’s fights have been going on.