The Wizards, who have already clinched a playoff berth and can clinch their first division title since 1979 with a win or an Atlanta loss on Tuesday, announced they will wear their alternate “Stars and Stripes” uniforms for all home games during the postseason. Washington added the “Stars and Stripes” alternate to its wardrobe before the season in conjunction with the team’s “military series,” which honors a different branch of the military at six home games. The Wizards are 3-2 in the “Stars and Stripes” uniforms thus far and are scheduled to wear them one more time during the regular season, on April 4 against Charlotte.
Sometime before the best season in franchise history, Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller asked one of his superstars for some fashion advice. What did John Stockton think about changing jerseys? “Nope,” the Hall of Fame point guard recalls saying. “I know my opinion. I didn’t want to change anything. The Yankees don’t change their logo. That was my attitude. So why do the Jazz have to change theirs? He took my advice and put it where it mattered, I guess.”
And what’s old is new again — or at least it would be if the youngsters who represent the Utah Jazz now had their way. “To me, it’s just one of the best jerseys the Jazz ever had or, retro-wise, that there is in the NBA,” forward Trey Lyles said. “Just from a fashion standpoint, I think the guys are into it. You see a lot of people wearing the retro jersey nowadays.”
Word came down on Tuesday that Bulls former owner Jerry Krause had died, so the team added a memorial patch, shown above, for last night’s game against the Pistons. While the patch may look simple and straightforward enough, there are actually several notable aspects to it. One at a time: 1. According to Bulls spokesman Tony Hyde, the patch is just a placeholder, with a new patch to follow for tomorrow’s game against the 76ers. Placeholder memorials aren’t unheard of, but they’re usually just simple black bands. Not sure I can recall a placeholder memorial that included typography.