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Sneak peek at Lakers, Trail Blazers alternate uniforms

Jul 21, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT

ESPN’s Darren Rovell was on uni-watch on Monday, apparently, as he got a early sneak peak at a few alternate uniforms for next season — including the Lakers’ black “Hollywood Nights” one — and tweeted out some pictures.

Also, Rovell said that the Thunder have decided against wearing the gold band on the collar signifying a franchise that has won a title. (They could wear one because they own the rights to the Seattle Sonics records, but the franchise has wisely tried to create a new identity and distance itself from that part of its past.)

  1. romestar82 - Jul 21, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Ugly UGLY UGLY

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      get rid of the sleeves then we can talk

      • ProBasketballPundit - Jul 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

        I didn’t realize sweaty deltoids were so important to your enjoyment of basketball.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

        They just look goofy. Like those awful vest jerseys in MLB.

      • campcouch - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:52 PM

        these guys wear under armour compression shirts, shorts and sleeves, some guys wear full body suits and the get up looks like the sleeved shirts.

  2. smoothaswilkes - Jul 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    I hate these freaking sleeves. The experiment failed move on already. But they’ll probably keep them because more room for ads.

    • spursareold - Jul 21, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      That’s EXACTLY why they’ll stay around.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM

      When I was in high school, our crowd used to taunt players on the other team that wore t-shirts. “T-Shirt Players”

      • smoothaswilkes - Jul 21, 2014 at 9:46 PM

        I remember when they started letting players wear t-shirts under their jerseys in HS too. I’d rather see that than this unitard shirt the NBA keeps pushing. I think I might start calling these sleeved uni’s “ad space”.

  3. antistratfordian - Jul 21, 2014 at 2:28 PM


  4. khmerson562 - Jul 21, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    All about the $ sign

  5. mazblast - Jul 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    The league may be allowing more actual competition now that David Stern is “retired”, but the “let’s have 85 different ugly uniforms so we can sell more sh**” shtick lives on.

  6. cgallegos92 - Jul 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    WOW ridiculous nba would even consider these things!! hideous

  7. cbrown386 - Jul 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    First name only jerseys are quite possibly even worse than the nickname jerseys last season.

  8. tfyjman - Jul 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    What makes the Miami Heat or LA Lakers think they’ll even be on tv during Christmas this year?

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      I’m going to go out on a limb and guess they were told so by the league office

  9. gmsalpha - Jul 21, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    I gotta say I love the designs.

    I don’t love the sleeves, and that’s being generous. Okay, I hate the sleeves. Always have and always will.

  10. mackcarrington - Jul 21, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    I don’t buy jerseys, but I can see these being more for the fans than for use by actual NBA players.

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