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Want to design the new Mavericks’ uniform? Mark Cuban would like you to try.

May 14, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

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After his fashion choices during the playoffs, it is clear Dwyane Wade should be the one to design the new Dallas Mavericks uniforms.

But you can get the job, instead.

Dallas is considering a uniform change in a couple years and owner Mark Cuban deiced to crowd source the new look. He went to his personal blog to explain (hat tip to Ball Don’t Lie):

The Mavs are going to re-do our uniforms for the 2015-16 season… if we get a unique and original design. What’s the best way to come up with creative ideas? You ask for them. So we are going to crowd source the design and colors of our uniforms.

You know what an NBA uniform looks like. You know what the Mavs colors are for today and the past. We want some new ideas that stay true to our logo and at least close to our current color schemes. Show us what you got!

Don’t do this for the money — Cuban is clear that once you submit your design (by putting it on his blog) he and the Mavericks own the rights, not you. All you get are bragging rights and maybe some Mavericks tickets. Maybe. This is tougher than Shark Tank.

It’s probably time for an update, the last one for Dallas was not long after Cuban took over and ditched old green look all together (as The Basketball Jones noted, Diddy designed the current green alternates). Classic works well if you are the Celtics or Lakers, but for the vast majority of teams in the league some dramatic changes in logo and design every decade or so is not a bad thing. Innovation should be welcomed.

And what better way is there to get innovation than to ask everyone on the Internet. What could go wrong?

  1. patfic15 - May 14, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Spell check.

  2. losanginsight - May 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    What? Mark Cuban has a gimmick? This guy is a joke.

  3. yuwannano - May 14, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Will the new jerseys help them win another championship?? No?? Stick with what you got fellas.

  4. Corey Jeppesen - May 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    As a FT grid designer this is a cheap way to get free design. This is a job that would cost Cuban thousands of dollars and he’s trying to get it for free. I hope designers know better and don’t do this. Leave it up to other folks and Word documents. Cuban needs to spend actual money and hire professionals to design.

  5. Corey Jeppesen - May 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    *graphic designer

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