In recent years, the Heat have done as good a job of any team in the NBA of mixing unique, distinctive alternate uniforms in with their regular ones. During the last few years of the LeBron James era, they had a series of sharp-looking monochrome jerseys. Now, Heat owner Micky Arison threw out a hypothetical new design to test the waters with fans, a Miami Vice-themed set of jerseys that he asked fans to comment on at his Instagram page.
Today, the Sacramento Kings announced the return of the uniforms worn by the team from 1985-1990, including during the inaugural season in Sacramento. Kings players will rock the infamous “baby blues” during all nine #FlashbackFriday home games this season. The Kings will also wear the retro jerseys for the final home game of the regular season, the last ever to be played in Sleep Train Arena.
The Toronto Raptors, in partnership with NBA 2K16, announced Monday four new uniforms that will be worn with the start of the 2015 preseason. In a new and unique unveil posted at http://www.raptors.com/uniforms, NBA 2K16 created graphics of Raptors players in game action wearing the new uniforms.
According to the press release, “The new look pays tribute to the City of Toronto as well as being the lone Canadian club in the National Basketball Association. The main colours will remain centred on Canada’s national colours of red and white. Black and silver will continue to be used for trim on the home white and red road uniform. The club will also sport two alternate black uniforms. A version with red, silver and white trim will return, joined by a special alternate featuring gold and white trim.”
Maxwell freely admitted it was difficult watching Fred Roberts and Mikki Moore wear No. 31 before it was retired. And he suggested that the Celtics formulate a list — with the help of a committee of former players, executives, and public relations employees — of players whose numbers would be considered untouchable. Obviously, No. 2 (Red Auerbach), 6 (Russell), 17 (Havlicek), and 33 (Bird) would be on that list. But what about 18 (Cowens), 21 (Bill Sharman), 22 (Ed Macauley), 23 (Frank Ramsey), 24 (Sam Jones), and 25 (K.C. Jones)? Would No. 15 (Heinsohn), 16 (Tom Sanders) or 19 (DonNelson) be considered untouchable?
Scott Agness: Never taking himself too seriously, Lavoy Allen had some great one-liners Tuesday after re-signing with the Pacers bit.ly/1LUEW7W For ex.: Allen on the Hickory uniforms, “I don’t know if I loved the uniforms or maybe George Hill just makes them look good bc of the hair”
When the Suns unveiled their current uniforms two seasons ago, the prominent use of black on the home uniforms and on the court’s design hinted at a possible black jersey. It took longer than expected, but the Suns are finally getting black uniforms. The Tidewater News’ Andrew Lind tweeted a catalog page Thursday night that revealed every new NBA alternate, stretch and pride uniform.