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  1. Warriors first NBA team to wear sleeves

    Paul Lukas

    NBA uniforms have changed a lot over the years. We've seen shorts go from short to long. We've seen socks go from high to low. We've seen jerseys go from tight to baggy. We've seen fabrics go from cotton to high-tech polymers. We've seen padded base ...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  2. Uni Watch evaluates New Orleans Pelicans

    Paul Lukas

    When we invited Uni Watch readers to rename and redesign the New Orleans Hornets last spring, one of the five finalists was this New Orleans Pelicans design by reader Chris Giorgio. That design was by far the most popular option among those who voted...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  3. NBA, adidas release All-Star Game uniforms

    Paul Lukas

    This year's NBA All-Star Game will take place Feb. 17 in Houston, and the league and adidas have just unveiled the uniforms for the game (although the basic designs originally leaked via a video game back in October). Let's take a look, shall we? ...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  4. Liberman bringing yarmulke back to court

    Paul Lukas

    Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown Saturday. But there's already cause for celebration among Jewish basketball fans thanks to Aaron Liberman, a freshman walk-on at Northwestern who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew. He hasn't...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  5. Tabled NBA uniform ads a victory for fans

    Paul Lukas

    Score one for the fans. The news that the NBA has backed off of its plan to add advertising patches to its jerseys for the 2013-14 season is a huge win for fans who've grown weary of a sports landscape in which every surface, every element, every...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  6. The Uni Watch 2012-13 NBA season preview

    Paul Lukas

    Before we get to this season's NBA uniform news, there's breaking news regarding next season's uniforms: They won't have advertising patches after all. That sound you just heard was a huge sigh of relief (and OK, maybe a little bit of a victory whoop...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  7. Why own a jersey when you can rent?

    Paul Lukas

    People are often surprised to learn that a certain ESPN uniform columnist doesn't buy or wear the jerseys of his favorite teams. When asked about this, the uniform columnist often replies, "I think it's kinda nuts to spend $250 on a polyester shirt. ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  8. San Antonio Spurs embrace minimalism

    Paul Lukas

    Is minimalism becoming the new theme of NBA uniform design? Could be. The Nets' new uniforms, slated to be revealed at the end of September, are expected to be a very simple design rendered in black and white. And now the Spurs have unveiled a ne...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  9. Get ready for Uni Watch Power Rankings!

    Paul Lukas

    It started with a simple question: What if we ranked every NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL team based on their uniform designs? Yeah, sure, what if. It's a crazy idea -- there are 122 teams in the four major professional leagues. And how can you compare a ...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  10. Roger Goodell: NFL won't use uniform ads

    Paul Lukas

    Signs are increasingly indicating that if the NBA follows through on its plan to sell advertising on its uniforms for the 2013-14 season, it will not be starting a sports-wide trend. On the contrary, it appears that the NBA may be isolating itself on...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  11. Fans dislike NBA's uniform advertising plan

    Paul Lukas

    The NBA's plan to sell advertising space on its uniforms appears to be running up against significant fan opposition. The plan, which was announced late on Thursday night and spread around the sports world on Friday, would allow NBA teams to place...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. NBA to add uniform advertising in 2013-14

    Paul Lukas

    Back in April, I wrote a Uni Watch column predicting that the NBA wouldn't permit ads on its uniforms this season. And I was right, sort of: The league has just announced that uniform ads will probably start appearing in the 2013-14 season. This p...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  13. Uni Watch's take on the Brooklyn Nets logo

    Paul Lukas

    Well, you certainly can't say they overdesigned it, right? On some level, it's sort of impressive that something as simple as the new Brooklyn Nets logo could make it through the design process in today's sports world. No flashy colors, no snazzy ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  14. Help us rename and redesign the Hornets

    Paul Lukas

    As you may have heard, new Hornets owner Tom Benson wants to change the team's name to something more New Orleans-y. Remember, the Hornets were originally based in Charlotte, so the team's name has no Nola connection. The obvious thing would be to...

    Blog | April 19, 2012