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NBA Unveils Alternate Uniforms for Christmas Games

By November 13, 2012

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New York Knicks "BIG COLOR" Jersey

The NBA and Adidas have unveiled the new BIG COLOR line of jerseys, which will be worn by all the teams competing in the league's annual showcase of games on Christmas Day. The uniforms are largely monochromatic, with accent colors used sparingly to set off the team logo, player name and uniform number, and will have a glossy effect.

(I suspect they'll look great on HDTVs, not so much on older CRT televisions. But hey, Christmas is a great time to upgrade.)

For some teams - the Celtics, Nets and Bulls, for example - the alternate unis don't seem much of a departure from their regular gear. That can't be said for the Knicks, who will wear all-orange get-ups - see above - that seem better suited for Syracuse.

Maybe that's by design - after all, Carmelo Anthony played for the Orange.


November 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm
(1) barb says:

Not a fan, now if it’s just a Christmas day thing… lets put some holly and jingle bells. I jest, but to me it’s just another way for a money grab from the fans. There are a couple that aren’t too bad, e.g Jazz and Lakers. Maybe I like them because of the bit more contrast on them.

November 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm
(2) Amanda says:

I know the point of basketball is the game, not the uniform, but these seem really boring to me. I like the flash and texture of typical uniforms, I think it helps direct your eye to the movement of the players who aren’t right in on the action at the moment. Helps you see the big picture, if you will.

November 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm
(3) Juan says:

They are just horrible. Why don’t they just stick to their regular uniforms? Colors are really bold and out of their minds.

Hey Charlie keep up the good work!

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