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    Sacramento celebrates 35 seasons in California's capital city by bringing back as a throwback those royal blue, red, and white road jerseys the Kings wore from 1991-1994 with that scripted Kings wordmark that dates back to when they were in Kansas City and was involved in various Kings' colo(u)r versions since (gold, purple, and silver/black, white, and purple/baby blue). Original Kings road jerseys from those, like the past Kings jerseys from much of their Kansas City days right until the logo rebranding and a little beyond, actually were almost always V-neck style:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/07/...wback-uniform/

    Recently retired Miami Heat legend Dwayne Wade is the cover guy for the aptly NBA2K20 Legends Edition. New emissary of evil Anthony Davis will appear on the Standard and Digital Deluxe Editions. Note he's not wearing the NDCELE jersey just yet and a blank New Orleans Pelicans one since he left as a free agent, if you look closely, but sadly will with the #23 given to him by LeBron, who will go back to wearing #6 like in Miami. It's also his hometown Chicago background Davis is front of:
    https://www.operationsports.com/anth...egend-edition/
    https://www.operationsports.com/nba-...gend-editions/

    And the just-announced NBA2K20 will feature the WNBA for the first time, although no specific and full details regarding its implemention came out with it. Hopefully the WNBA will get the same amount of details like with the men and be better than what EA Sports NBA Live series handled it. Like give it a full playable season and playoffs. Apparently with NBA Live, the production team didn't have enough time to go all out. Hopefully we'll also get various national teams with the FIBA tournaments (including qualifications up to the China tournament later this summer with all the teams that didn't make it like Croatia, Kazakhstan, Great Britain, Sweden, Uruguay, Taiwan), both for men and women with a lot of features of its own like national team training camps, designing player lists and tune-up games, and EuroLeague again and maybe the FIBA Champions League and some other national leagues:
    https://www.operationsports.com/nba-...ture-the-wnba/
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    Miami Heat's ultra popular Vice uniform editions endured white, black, and lazer fuschia for the past couple of seasons. Sky blue now gets its turn in the Vice next season as the primary colo(u)r--still keeping the Miami script wordmark from the Miami Arena all in a nod to still evoke 1980s-era Miami:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/07/...rsey-for-2020/

    Possible subtle tweaks to the Jerry West silhouette portion to the shorts and jersey of the NBA league logo seem forthcoming with trademark application:
    https://twitter.com/5kl/status/1146160671157039104

    Bullets PG Kevin Porter card from 1973-74 when the Capital Bullets, fresh off from moving from Baltimore, were sporting this uniform in their only season named Capital. Appears to be wearing road jersey with home shorts:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...519c0ae7_o.jpg
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    Sacramento Kings' original ARCO Arena that seated 10,333 as the smallest NBA arena as a temp one while the newer one was being built nearby that better reflects sports arena standards, per NBA's condition in award the relocation from Kansas City in April 1985. Its locker rooms were the NBA's smallest with only 4 suites lacking the look and feel of one. Had strong attendance despite the losing and was more intimate in barrier between players and fans. Already mentioned here that the building still stands now as an office building at 1625 North Market Blvd. in Sacramento. Sprint Communications had operations there for a number of years, but the building is now home to the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Matter of fact, the ARCO Arena II/Power Balance Arena/Sleep Train Arena still is up but not much longer with redevelopment plans forthcoming. Interesting all three buildings with the newer and current Golden 1 Center all around for all the Sacramento arenas like the Milwaukee Bucks had until recently:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/07/03/a...on-arco-arena/

    Indianapolis' Bankers Life Fieldhouse name to remain for the Pacers' home–-for now:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/07/02/b...emain-for-now/
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    Two additional NBA uniform tweaks are forthcoming next season from teams that really should be in the same division but aren't--Dallas and Oklahoma City. Leaked by those working inside Dick's Sporting Goods as we'll see them as small but noticeable.

    If you noticed with the Dallas Mavericks gear in the four required ones, it's all in the Dallas wordmark. This new Mavs jersey coming up, perhaps signifying moving away from the 20-year Dirk Nowitzki era, is navy like all the several ones but with a lighter blue trim and around the collar and up each side of the jersey. In between the two blue stripes on each side is a single white stripe and across the front is the full Mavericks name, players' name, and the matching numbering all in white and the number moves from the right to the center below it. Closely and more than likely resembles and replaces the Statement uniform:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/07/...form-for-2020/

    Thunder replaces the longstanding Oklahoma City on the standard road Icon jerseys in white with a blue and orange trim. Striping up the sides has also been tweaked, changing to a simplified look to just a single stripe in each colo(u)r with navy blue remaining the largest of the bunch. This striping pattern continues down to the leg of the shorts where we see another change, the placement of the OKC primary team logo now moved from the side to the front of the leg:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/07/...r-2020-season/
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    Several NBA teams are releasing their new 2019-20 NBA uniforms ahead of the upcoming season in the latest weeks. Just today, the Philadelphia 76ERS publicly brought back the actual Seventy Sixers script jerseys they wore ushering the 1970s, actually starting from the 1970-71 season and are the home white ones here, that sadly became associated with that decline ultimately towards the rock bottom of 9-73 during the 1972-73 season. But not before Billy "The Kangaroo Kid" Cunningham earned All-NBA First Team honors in the 1970-71 season. It, tapping into the vast and various Philadelphia 76ERS uniform history, will be their "throwback" Classic edition for 2019-20 for the 50th anniversary of them with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid modeling them.

    In this case, it's the "white uniform with red and blue trim, the team name scrawled across the chest in red script. A single large “S” doubles as the first letter in both “Seventy” and “Sixers”." The Seventy Sixers shorts maintain the striping pattern along the sides and collar and "extends onto the shorts where they carry on around the opening for the legs. A logo featuring the 76ers familiar emblem on a blue liberty bell is on the waistband of the shorts," and, in keeping things retro, a previous version of the NBA logo is included on one leg--the left. Originals look larger in the script lettering and numbering, but that was the technology used for uni making back then prior to the late 1980s and 1990s in terms of design. The 76ERS will be one 12 NBA teams sporting a classic look this upcoming 2019-20 season with like Houston, Golden St., and Sacramento:
    https://www.nba.com/sixers/news/team...2019-20-season
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/08/...019-20-season/

    Back in mid-July, this Philadelphia 76ERS jersey leak was made known. A navy version, perhaps in tribute to the navy background of the stars portion of the US flag, with the Philadelphia wordmark scripted across in white and players' number in white with the red drop shadow. Around the collar, arms, and at the end of the shorts is a navy blue/white/red striping pattern. From up the shorts' side to the armpits, there's a gold line striping made to resemble the Liberty Bell's crack and the Liberty Bell on the shorts' waistband is gold. Likely the City if not Earned edition:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/07/...form-for-2020/

    Worth noting the Kings as a franchise are definitely no strangers to sporting royal blue for their unis. Wore them long before moving into Sacramento. Like during their times in Kansas City-Omaha, Cincinnati, and Rochester. The Kings wordmark has been in existence and used in different colo(u)rs for nearly 50 years since being in both Kansas City and Omaha, although there a a brief respite for the Kansas City Kings royal blue road jerseys when it was instead the Kansas City script wordmark in the late 1970s and early 1980s before the 1994 Sac-Town rebranding.

    Houston Rockets blasted off early June even when the NBA Finals between Toronto and Golden St. was still ongoing with the showing off of the new Global logo replacing the Japanese-designed very horizontal wordmark-heavy logo from 2003. Makes it 16 years, the second-longest in franchise history after the 23-year use and reign of the Rockets logo debuting in the 1972-73 season. That R logo is now part of the graphite basketball with a ring around the ball incorporates the team name while also suggesting that weÂ’re actually looking at a giant basketball planet like Saturn. On June 20, the Rockets show off their new simplified 2019-20 jerseys with the new Rockets wordmark arched in sans serif on both the white Association and red Icon jerseys with the return of the long-running red Houston Rockets Classic uniforms to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1995 NBA title. Chevrons are removed replaced with a standard solid bar and more meant to represent the rocket launch's propulsion tails. There are plans for a Lunar New Year Rockets basketball court forthcoming and new City and Earned editions coming soon as early as November. Won't be the Chinese New Year one for the City this time:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/06/...still-to-come/
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/06/...look-for-2020/

    Got a plumber nearby because we got some additional NBA uniform leaks? Golden St., in their transition to moving from Oakland back to San Francisco, made some tweaks to their logo to make the Golden Gate Bridge more detailed, wordmark, and even the number fonts replacing the Copperplate font in their move to the Chase Center. The gold circle is dropped from the circle and now mostly royal blue for the royal blue Icon uniforms. Now that brand new The Bay logo will have its own jersey to call its own, and The Town ones for Oakland and the yet-to-be-shown white Association ones aren't going to be dropped but both will see modifications. The beloved yellow San Francisco Warriors City jerseys from 1965-71 with the cable car on the back will be on hand this upcoming season as the Classic ones again signifying now that the Warriors are back in SF. All completing the San Francisco-Oakland-Bay Area uniform set:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/07/...iforms-leaked/

    A potential move to its own Inglewood-based 18,500-seat arena come the 2024-25 season could mean logo, colo(u)r, and identity changes for the Los Angeles Clippers that owner Steve Ballmer wouldn't completely rule out. I actually do like the Clippers name when the franchise moved from Buffalo to San Diego, which made sense there because of the large sailing boats commonly seen along the San Diego Harbour. But it still makes sense with Los Angeles because the Greater Los Angeles Area is significantly bordered by a large body of water which can make a harbor that LA certainly has. Still like it for LA's real NBA team despite the infrequent success for them since moving up along the coast in 1984. Some of the current Clippers jerseys aren't bad at all but not all of them. Keep the Clippers name. But a logo change from widely-panned one they have now, I can get on board with and much-necessitated. Hell, I even still like the Sterling-era Clippers logo far better from 1983 than that! How about an updating of the retro San Diego Clippers logo from when they moved in 1978 to 1983 and change the colo(u)rs and use the orange and blue with red and royal blue?
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/07/...or-arena-move/

    Since we talking about the $1.1 billion Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Arena, renderings of it are now made public since last week, supposed to be built a stone throw's away near the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park that's already under construction. Ballmer showed them to Kahwi Leonard and Paul George to help sell them on the Clippers' direction on their commitment to winning as free agents. Ballmer is aware of the MSG lawsuit against it and knows this is done to protect the nearby Great Western Forum, the old House of Evil, from irreverence and the lack of viability. Las Vegas for example has lots of indoor arena venues in various styles to field but not limited to sports and Los Angeles can be no different here as an entertainment capital with everything stretched out. Plans to have its own practice facility. Video could show more detail on the interior though:
    https://inglewoodtoday.com/featured/...ut-basketball/
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    https://www.dezeen.com/2019/07/31/lo...com-inglewood/
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    https://www.nba.com/article/2019/07/...ficial-release
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    Multitude of new NBA team basketball courts ready to get shown to the public this upcoming season. Dive in! Huge massive leak that arrived last week. What are you seeing in these court designs are specifically themed either to throwback designs or as alternate City edition designs, both of which contain many clues and elements that will appear on these new uniforms. Growing number of NBA teams are following in this direction.

    First off, NBA champions Toronto Raptors are bringing back its original classic Raptors court design from 1995-1999, their SkyDome/Maple Leaf Gardens days. A strong clue Toronto plans to re-release their original throwback jerseys with the purple dinosaur on it with their original court design as part of its 25th anniversary coming in at the finest time ever as champs. Do expect one of those games will be against Memphis. Atlanta Hawks will go black and peach in its court at the State Farm Arena, a dual nod to both Georgia being nicknamed the Peach State and Atlanta's numerous Peachtree Streets that can be confusing--and likely we'll see some peach-themed City uniforms coming up. Cleveland welcomes back its panned and publicly-wished-to-be-forgotten black, sky blue, and white 1994-2003 era in its first years at the Rocket Mortgage Fiedlhouse (then the Gund Arena) in downtown Cleveland to celebrate 50 years there. But it's not the first couple of courts the Cavs had there but a fusion of sorts. Dallas goes for a "fauxback" 1990s look for its upcoming City edition with the present Dallas city skyline in silhoutte. Going entirely different, the Los Angeles Clippers goes an intriguing design with portions of the Greater Los Angeles map on the baselines and sidelines with a tattoo/low ride/LA Times/South Central-inspired Los Angeles Old English-like wordmark at center court. Orlando aims for orange and deep grey with perhaps designs for a citrus-theme being in Orange County and lots of oranges are farmed here, as was rumoured. Not only is Florida known for its citrus industry, the Orlando Magic jerseys this season could be more anthracite grey than orange. Also look at the font of the naming: Apollo 11 used orange in its space suits. Very NASA.
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/08/...several-teams/

    Charlotte previously sported the white and teal original Hornets jerseys in each the last two NBA seasons. Now the purple classic ones with alternating white, blue, and teal pinstripes and original “CHARLOTTE” wordmark arched across the chest and player number below in white with teal trim, originally started out as among the first wave of alternate third NBA jerseys back for two season starting in 1994, finally gets a return turn as a Classic in its own 25th anniversary with support from Lending Tree:
    https://www.nba.com/hornets/press-re...2019-20-season
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/08/...back-uniforms/

    Utah Jazz are the latest NBA team going back to the 1990s for Classic Editions in making an old trend popular again. It was in this period and the logos and purple gradient majesties uniforms at the time they wore from 1996-2004, where the greatest success with Stockton to Malone in making the NBA Finals in the first two seasons with them (but losing out both times to the Chicago Bulls). You know, the logo Utah designed with the purple Wasatch Mountains atop a lower-half purple basketball inside a bronze roundel with a sprinkling of teal on a new Jazz wordmark in ditching the classic Jazz basketball note dating from New Orleans. Court's coming back in purple and teal (one having that snowflake basketball logo at the baselines) with them. I remember being polarized by this Utah Jazz logo change like many people were. But it was coming at a time the NBA was just gradually starting to move away from the radical unorthodox 1990s designs up to the early 2000s:
    https://www.nba.com/jazz/nike1920
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/08/...-to-the-1990s/

    Portland Trail Blazers also are celebrating its 50th anniversary like the Cavs and the Clippers (came in as the Buffalo Braves) by bringing back a beloved favo(u)rite in the 1976-77 Blazermania red road jerseys they wore to championship glory over the Philadelphia 76ERS for 5 homes games this upcoming season. Video jerseys reveal is narrated by Trail Blazers great Bill Walton. Another videos shows off the Portland Trail Blazers 50th anniversary retro court to be used in every Trail Blazers home game at the old stomping grounds the Portland Memorial Coliseum during PDX Sneaker Week with Trail Blazers legend Terry Porter (now head coach at the University of Portland Pilots) present:
    https://www.nba.com/blazers/video/te...reveal-2781291
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...s-5-home-games
    https://www.nba.com/blazers/video/20...6/sneaker-week

    You noticed there was no Classic jersey from the Warriors this season shown yet. Guess that's changing because it appears that, since the Warriors are now back in San Francisco with the opening of the Chase Center, NBA2K20 leaks that GSW will wear their first ever San Francisco Warriors white home uniforms right after they moved from Philadelphia in 1961 to commemorate with:
    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/wa...-leak-nba-2k20

    Speaking of the Chase Center, get a real good look inside from the Golden St. Warriors upon its media opening. You'll notice one baseline has instead saying San Francisco instead of both being Golden State Warriors. Also has the biggest scoreboard in all the NBA and has 7 more kitchens than the Oracle Arena (has one). One thing I wish it could do was make it adjustible for ice hockey configurations when needed. Get excited!
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/08/27/c...tate-warriors/
    https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/08/...ncisco-photos/

    After a $185 million renovation, Cleveland's renamed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (formerly Quicken Loans Arena and before that the Gund Arena) gets a grand reopening September 28. Two days later the Black Keys will perform there in a concert as the first event in the renovated arena:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/08/28/r...-september-28/
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    20 years after it was named and opened, Miami's American Airlines Arena will undergo a name change come January. American Airlines is "not in the mix" in the name bidding rights. But at least one “nationally renowned company” is in advanced talks to rechristen the Miami Heat's home but nothing official yet. For one thing, it may be confusing for some with the Dallas-based American Airlines also having the American Airlines Center, home of the Mavs and Stars, and may like to focus on that--not in my case here:
    https://www.miamitodaynews.com/2019/...ena-next-year/
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/11/a...naming-rights/

    The Los Angeles Clippers pitch a $100 million city-wide Inglewood community benefit coming from the proposed privately-financed 18,500 arena when it opens for its 2024-25 completion. Says a substantial portion would go toward affordable housing, with youth and education programs, and libraries also receiving some funds:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/11/c...rena-proposal/
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/clipp...-of-arena-deal

    But the big talk about NBA arenas is without a doubt San Francisco's Chase Center at the Mission Bay neighborhood along 73 Warriors Way set for this upcoming season. Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony opened things as the first event there last week where they played virtually the entire catalog and its 20th anniversary of the Grammy-winning S&M album. Last week, the Dave Matthews Band took their turn an hour later from when the San Francisco Giants were playing a mile nearby at Oracle Park, prompting the area's first serious test involving traffic with the confluence of crowds from both. Before that, there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony emceed by Ahmad Rashad and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir performed and a media tour guided by Warriors President Rick Welts inside the entirely privately-financed arena. The Warriors' new practice court at the Chase is named in hono(u)r of one of its greats and 60-year employee in newly-minted HOFer Al Attles. And a hidden "round, beneath a wood-slat ceiling intended as an homage to the shadowy ribbed rafters of Oakland's Oracle Arena" players' area the media wasn't permitted to film. It also has 32 Chase Club courtside lounges hidden from the court that big ballers can rent out for $2 million dollars under a 10-15-year committment. Smaller suites are available for $4000-40,000 per event with the cost including food, drinks, designated server and parking. But with that comes the growing disconnect and real concern of the "real, die-hard" Golden St. Warriors fans nurturing the team in Oakland and pricing them out in the cold should they head over to San Francisco where it and Silicon Valley hold a higher per capita income average and thus more well-heeled. Can they be as noisy and passionate like the fans were in Oakland? The Chase Center is also about the late SF Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor, and his vision uniting tech, sports, and entertainment in spearheading the project seven years ago. Ariana Grande, the pop charttopping singer, is also coming very soon to appear in this brand new arena after John Mayer, who performed last night. Did I mention it has the NBA's largest LED video screen at 75 million in an arena whose exterior is made up of gleaming white perforated panels are inspired by the famous San Francisco Bay Area fog and its nautical history:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/05/w...ting-ceremony/
    http://www.sfweekly.com/music/metall...-chase-center/
    https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/loca...559923261.html
    https://warriorswire.usatoday.com/20...ractice-court/
    https://warriorswire.usatoday.com/20...-mayor-ed-lee/
    https://sf.curbed.com/2019/8/27/2083...-san-francisco
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/...e-14372177.php
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/a...t-14431883.php

    Golden St. and Candytopia are partnering for Hooptopia to create an innovative basketball-themed experience for guests of all ages "all over the Bay Area and beyond to experience the life of a Warrior through a fun, playful, original, up-close, and interactive experience, providing many real-time photo opportunities to share with friends living the dream and experience all stages of a Warriors career starting from draft day" at Thrive City:
    https://warriorswire.usatoday.com/20...tate-warriors/

    What about the Oracle Arena in Oakland? All the Oracle signage is now removed from it since the Raptors won Game 6 ending with their red and white-clad multiethnic fans sporting the maple leaf remaining and celebrating after the sea of yellow departing. Now it's called the Oakland Arena and will no longer host any NBA action--much to the disappointment to Warriors fans in the Oakland side and others like me--and will remain open for concerts and other events with a slate of concerts lined up and will remain busy:
    https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/...acle-arena-is/
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/04/n...oakland-arena/

    Golden St. tries to turn their disappointing threepeat attempt around and starting a new era in San Francisco in introducing a whole new set of 6 uniforms for the upcoming 2019-20 season yesterday. Already touching upon the Copperplate lettering removed, here's another development: the royal blue jerseys--pretensiously called the Icon ones-royal blue and not yellow is the base colo(u)r inside the circle with newer logo and font. The Bay becomes the new GSW's Statement ones. The Town jersey for several years featuring the oaktree is now the City edition with a few changes--the yellow collar and stripe down each side are now blue and the white stripe that flanked the blue down the sides is now silver but still celebrating Oakland's 47 out of the last 48 Warriors years based in the Town. New numbering is on all the contemporary Warriors jerseys. And there will be TWO throwback jerseys. First is the ever-popular gold Frankie Miueli-designed The City jerseys from 1966-67 to 1970-71 that the Warriors current incarnations are inspired by with the cable car on the back returns since last use in 2015-16. And the first San Francisco Warriors home jerseys--white ones with the yellow San Francisco arch wording and numbering in a yellow, navy, and red trim colo(u)r palate--signifying their first season in the San Francisco Bay Area from moving out of Philadelphia in 1962:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/09/...s-for-2019-20/
    https://www.nba.com/warriors/news/19...signs-20190917

    That Warriors' players area, locker room, practice facility, and meeting room right at the Chase Center is officially named and unveiled yesterday as the BioFreeze Performance Center:
    https://www.nba.com/warriors/news/bi...enter-20190918

    Newer arenas are better equipped right away to deal with attendees involving sensory overloads with minimal needs of structural and interior renovations. The Chase Center is definitely one of them:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/10/c...clusive-venue/

    Golden St. and Magnolia Brewing co-branded and unveiled Dubs Golden Ale, a beer that will be available at Chase Center starting this fall. In addition, Dubs Golden Ale will also be available at select grocery stores in the Bay Area:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/08/30/w...bs-golden-ale/
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    New York Knicks' 2019-20 Statement edition uniforms got leaked. I'm underwhelmed. Wished the Knicks went back with the orange version and made a space between the New and York. Or tap into their past with the early 1980s one they wore until 1983 with the numbering above the Knicks and New York wordmark. Maybe they will if they're doing the Classic one. It's royal blue with "NEW YORK" (all in caps) and jersey number both in white with blue and orange trim. Around the collar and each arm is a striping pattern of white/royal blue/orange/blue/white. The Knicks shorts' striping pattern also appears along the waistband and at the bottom of the leg with a more simple white/orange/white stripe down the side. Wore a white version to this in recent years:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/09/...w-york-knicks/

    Going crosstown in switching bureaus from Manhattan to Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Nets will roll out the first-ever all-grey NBA basketball court at the Barclay Center. No, I mean entirely grey. Shades of grey except for the black baseline with the Brooklyn Nets white Helvetica on black mimicking the signs seen simultaneously nodding to throughout both the NYC subway line signage and the old New Jersey Nets logo from 1977-90 as well as the mosaic tiles also from the NYC subways. Even the floor is light grey where we expect the wood's brown and beige. Concerns raised from the NBA stems from how the lighter designs, like including lots of white, would look on TV. Also, Brooklyn will sport the popular Notorious B.I.G.-inspired "Brooklyn camo" City jerseys again, the subject of a trademark-infringement accusation lawsuit, but in white this season:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/09/...eys-to-return/

    ESPN's Zach Lowe has a great piece undergoing some fantastic detail about the process the Nets went through with the league to get this court approved, including a series of additional mockups that the NBA rejected before they reached a compromise:
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...fresh-new-look

    Los Angeles' real NBA team, the Clippers, going alllll the waaaaaaaaaayyyy back because as they actually turn 50 this 2019-20 season with Cleveland and Portland n bringing back the Buffalo Braves uniforms designated as the Classic ones this upcoming season--orange/black/white, when Bob McAdoo was starting to make a name for himself at Buffalo. Was a helluva year for Buffalo sports fans in 1970 as the Braves arrived in the same year as the NHL's Sabres with the NFL's Bills joining from the AFL. Must point out these are not the original Braves from the 1970-71 season. What the Clippers will wear is the second Braves version they wore for two seasons from 1971-72 and 1972-73 before turning to the more well-known light blue and white duds in 1973 and kept through the colo(u)rs when they moved to San Diego with orange added. Kawhi's going to be the King of the North again, indeed. These are the original ones on the second and third links. Interest is high from fans to re-release the 1987-2002 version in the future:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/08/...h-new-uniform/
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    https://clipperholics.com/2019/08/30...s-this-season/

    The Philadelphia 76ERS will wear a new predominately red uniform in the traditional red, white, and royal blue with a white "Phila" scripted on the front with a royal blue drop shadow like the numbering below it and royal blue/white/royal blue collar on the arms and each arm. Down each side of the jersey are thick blue stripes trimmed in thinner white and blue stripes, within that large blue stripe are a series of white stars. Even on the shorts. Same style like in the 2017 cream Sixers "City Edition" uniform that was inspired by the Declaration of Independence:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/09/...iform-in-2020/

    More Clippers developments: its training and practice facility that opened its doors in 2008 gets renamed following several major renovations in the offseason to its locker room, new media space, and expanded weight and training rooms in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, making it set for a new name. The Clippers training venue is named for the Los Angeles-based 7-year old tech firm Honey under an undisclosed 4-year "multimillion dollar investment". Honey's name will adorn the Clippers' practice jerseys and on the practice courts at the Honey Training Center:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/20/r...aining-center/
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/story...in-rights-deal

    Arena Digest reports on the Golden St. Warriors' newly-opened Biofreeze Performance Center at San Francisco's equally new Chase Center in the Mission Bay neighbo(u)rhood:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/18/n...rmance-center/

    New black ergonomic seats (gonna miss seeing the yellow ones), the North Station Garage expands with two new elevators, a new front door entrance, a new HDX scoreboard 4K upgrade, upgrades and expansion to the Boston Garden Society including integrated smart technology expansion like with elevators are just some of the new Boston's TD Banknorth Garden $100 million expansion/upgrades from the Jacobs family. Coming soon are "a communal food and beverage experience" at the bar and grill formerly was for BGS members, concourse expansion at Levels 4 and 7, the 1928 Club seats, and the Back Room Bar just behind the last row of balcony seats at Level 8 to house it:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/18/d...ades-unveiled/

    Knicks have been very bad in recent times and went along the youth direction. And the owner Tom Dolan is awful. Yet the Knicks are thrilled with a 95% season ticket renewal for this upcoming season. Attendance did dip per home game but the atmosphere remains electric as New York City stays great with the sport of basketball. Hope is at least coming:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/26/d...square-garden/
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    14 NBA regular season games will be throwback vs. throwback including the Memphis vs. Toronto home and home meetings for the two games on March 28 (Memphis) and March 30 (Toronto) when both are sporting their original uniforms from back in 1995 when both made Canadian basketball history and playing in Canada. Great way to celebrate the 25th seasons of both teams. Means we must wait nearly all season for this. Charlotte wears their original purple alternates for 9 games. Cleveland Cavs sport their first Gund Arena-era black road jerseys on its 25th anniversary for 15 games. GSW wears its first San Francisco Warriors white jerseys in 15 games and the popular yellow The City ones for 10. Those red Houston Rockets classic unis will appear for 8 games. Indiana goes for the Hickory High white uniforms from Hoosiers in 6 matches. The Los Angeles Clippers become their indigenous incarnation Buffalo Braves in 10 games that includes three and two with fellow 1970 NBA expansion buddies Portland and Cleveland, respectively, on their 50th anniversaries--too bad there's no games scheduled to be played in Buffalo's KeyBank Arena to remind residents that Buffalo had an NBA franchise.

    Memphis eagerly reverts to become Vancouver again through 14 games with those Toronto ones to close out that schedule. Philadelphia goes to the early 1970s with that Seventy Sixers look for 9 games. For 19 games Portland channels the 1976-77 Blazermania NBA champs including those two with the Clippers as Buffalo but just one with Cleveland. Sacramento dons the royal blue throwbacks from 1989-94 in 12 games. Toronto returns the original white home kid-designed purple dinosaur unis for 7 games. Finally, the Utah Jazz brings back those 1996-2003 uniforms they wore when they won the Western Conference and made the NBA Finals in the first two years of wearing them for 15 games that will involve the teams the Jazz competed in the playoffs with during those years--Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles Clippers, and the NDCELE on the schedule:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/09/...form-schedule/

    Less pinstripes--either white or blue--and black prominence and a whole lotta electric blue on the Orlando Magic's new 2019-20 Statement jerseys. More of a cleaner look here. Scheduled to wear them 16 times:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/10/...ement-uniform/

    CHA CHA CHA goes the new Charlotte Hornets Statement uniforms for this season, revealed on Media Day apparently replacing the Charlotte ones. Still largely purple but with a larger teal numbering, teal stinger resembling striping twice on the jersey and returning on the side shorts with the teal also striping on the arms, the Hornets logo on the waistband, full teal hornet silhouette on the shorts' side, and the large white CHA abbreviation replacing the white Charlotte wordmark. Worn for 16 times starting October 23 when Jordan's old Chicago Bulls arrive:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/10/...ement-uniform/
    https://www.nba.com/hornets/hornets-...iform-rotation

    Arena Digest's Kevin Reichard traces the Philadelphia/San Francisco/Golden St. Warriors' arena history back from 1946 with the Philadelphia Arena and Philadelphia Civic Center as a way to further fill up dates and develop more revenue back then via many regional neutral-site games in St. Louis, Bethlehem (PA), Camden, San Francisco, Los Angeles, College Park, and most famously, at Hershey Sports Arena (now HersheyPark Arena still in use) in Hershey, PA on March 2, 1962 when Wilt Chamberlain scored his record 100 points in a game seen by few on a floor better designed for roller skating. The Warriors trained at and played three games in the 1961-1962 NBA season with games regularly scheduled in Hershey throughout the years through 1974. When they moved to San Francisco, most of their games were played in the Cow Palace although they then played nomadic neutral-site games in Seattle, San Jose, Memphis, Oakland, Phoenix, Cleveland, Evansville, Greensboro, Pittsburgh, Fresno, and San Diego, even being part of two NBA doubleheaders at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Also were as nomadic with USF's War Memorial Gym and San Francisco Civic Center. Even in their early days of playing inside the Oakland Coliseum Arena in scrambling for dates, they still played in San Diego for select games, before Oakland became more permanent until the San Jose renovation temp home and, later, now the Chase Center. Nomadic in their earlier days indeed but benefited from expansion:
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/09/26/t...arena-history/

    Denver's Pepsi Center extends its naming rights partnership between Pepsi and Kroenke Sports and Entertainment for one more year in the exactly 20 years since its opening back in 1999 (Celine Dion opened it with her concert on this date):
    https://arenadigest.com/2019/10/01/p...ghts-extended/
    https://www.9news.com/article/sports...2-84bf0cf914c7
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    Will be lots of developments to announce and catch up with on this front here. But in light of David Stern's passing to begin the new year, all NBA teams will sport a black patch in each team’s jersey rotation to the upper left side of the jersey, just above where the advertisement patch resides for the remainder of the season. Boston Globe's Gary Washburn tweeted a photo of a Celtics' white home jersey with the black patch added to hono(u)r him above the GE logo. Classy but not unexpected move in this simple gesture. Man, David Stern surely would roll his eyes at this irony:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2020/01/...r-david-stern/

    The NBA figures prominently with all of the newer and modified logos among the best and worst during the 2010s at Chris Creamer's Logo website:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2019/12/...of-the-decade/
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    Great article here. The late David Stern played a masterful marketer, especially during the 1990s (with the pro sports boom) when the NBA experienced quantam growth, in knowing about the NBA in that realm towards making it into the global brand many people worldwide know today. Although other American and Canadian-based pro sports leagues have learned a lot about branding and marketing from the NBA under Stern and now Silver and made expansionist strides themselves, they all still have lots of catching up to do. Thomas O'Grady from the NBA Creative Services talks to Chris Creamer's Sports Logos about the creative, strong, and pioneering yet micromanaging role Stern played in designing the NBA and its teams' logos, uniforms, and colo(u)rs to name a few things like the introduction of multiple secondary logos, unis, wordmarking and a willingness to take an unorthodox direction to attract new and younger fans and new markets both within and outside the USA to get them hooked on NBA basketball. Even when Stern upsettingly disapproved and rejected O'Grady's proposed Denver Nuggets roundel primary logo that could've been used in 1998 because it wasn't shown to him internally much earlier:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2020/01/...niform-design/

    But there were limits to taking those risks: Remember when the New Jersey Nets back in 1994, in an attempt to revive its sad-sack fortunes, seriously considered rebranding themselves the New Jersey Swamp Dragons or Fire Dragons by throwing caution to the wind with proposed garish and outlandish logos, basketball uniforms, and court design that even David Stern profanely and angrily rejected? Would've become a cult fave after years down the line:
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...-swamp-dragons
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    Some suggest that Kobe Bryant serve as the new NBA logo since Jerry West no longer desires this distinction. Mark Cuban proclaims the Dallas Mavericks will retire #23 in his rememberance even though Kobe never played for the Mavs (the Miami Heat has retired #23 in hono(u)r of Michael Jordan, so there's precedence). Male and female basketball players scrawling tributes to Kobe and his daughter Gigi on their sneakers. As how other athletes in other sports pay homage to him. Those are some of the things we're seeing right now in homage in this sad time. One thing I will add is surely his jersey sales are flying out the stores by now--but don't expect me to buy one:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2020/01/...more-tributes/
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    Brooklyn Nets star Spencer Dinwiddie apparently kickstarts a players' trend in informally retiring Kobe Bryant's numbers 8 and 24 in the NBA. He goes from #8 to #26. Orlando’s Terrence Ross has changed his jersey number from No. 8 to No. 31. Was granted permission by the NBA to do this; normally it forces players a season's wait to change numbers for marketing and logistics reasons. 22 active NBA players wear the #8. 12 wear #24. Atlanta's Trae Young temporarily changed to #8 on the day all 9 died. Growing legion of NBA players are calling for both #8 and #24 to be retired universally in the NBA:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...yants-numbers/
    https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/st...tslogos.net%2F

    Calls are coming strong within the NBA from the players to change the league to Kobe's in appreciation. All due respect, but I personally think Michael Jordan should still get this honor should it get changed. Sans the Jumpman Nike logo, which he owns. Could be problematic in the change. Also, the current NBA logo is still very nice, despite Jerry West's desire to see it changed:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...ng-louder-day/

    We could expect a trophy named after him for...I don't know in what capacity. Maybe like the Phoenix Sun's Dan Majerle Hustle Award or perhaps award it to the Best NBA international Player or All-NBA International Team since we have a solvent number of international players across the league (international, under this context, is any NBA player not a USA citizen).

    Don't be surprised if Nike releases a moving Kobe Bryant tribute TV commercial to be aired on the Super Bowl LIV this coming Sunday on FOX, a week exactly after his tragic passing. Likely a montage of his life and career accompanied to sobering piano music and maybe with the words from Nike's statement as we reflect. Think the 1999 Jordan commercial. Also makes sense given that Nike is the NFL's outfitter. Need to check if the TV advertising spots that costs at least $5 million for 30 seconds will accommodate it.

    UPDATE: NBA just announced the upcoming 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend held in Chicago will have numerous Kobe and Gigi Bryant tributes including a charity-inspired format change to the game itself with rewards to his #24 as a target score:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...ormat-changes/
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    The 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend jerseys staring with the Rising Stars Challenge one to the NBA All-Star jerseys, made once again under the Jordan Brand, pay tribute to the Chicago transit system, its famous city flag, and its rich basketball history. In the Kobe Bryant tributes all over this one, Team Giannis players will wear #24 on their royal blue duds. Team LeBron members will wear red with #2 for his daughter Gianna instead of the normal regular players' numbers. A special jersey patch are for those 9 victims including Kobe and Gianna during All-Star Saturday and Friday's Rising Stars Challenge:
    https://news.nike.com/jerseys/jordan...-2020-uniforms
    https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/01...star-uniforms/
    https://www.nba.com/article/2020/01/...-gianna-bryant
    https://www.nba.com/article/2020/01/...s-jordan-brand
    https://abc7chicago.com/sports/desig...parel/5928952/
    https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/01...-star-jerseys/

    What the 2020 NBA All-Star Game court at the Chicago United Center will resemble:
    https://www.operationsports.com/nba-...kobe-and-gigi/

    TNT's broadcast of the All-Star Game will broadcast the entire untimed fourth quarter, the one reaching to 24 points wins, commercial-free during the Kobe tribute-inspired portion. Also shown on TSN 1/4 in Canada:
    https://ca.nba.com/news/tnt-to-air-2...a1hsyp95iwfft6
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    Completely understandable why the NBA restart exhibition games in Orlando's Walt Disney World Buena Vista headquarters are going quicker with 10 minutes each quarter instead of the usual 12. Must think about incomplete rosters and protect against injuries heading into this:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...ition-openers/

    The Atlanta Hawks new jerseys made an unexpected leak for 2020-21 with black, yellow, and red nods to the College Park G-League affiliate. With the Jordan jumpman insignia:
    https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/07...form-for-2021/

    And NBA voting races for individual awards is over with the regular season shutdown months ago. So hopefully Giannis Antetkoumnpo repeats over LeBron for MVP:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...dual-trophies/
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    Very interesting development and interview with Adam Silver from CNN and Bob Costas here. Instead of December 1 or even closer to Christmas Day, Silver now says the NBA 2020-21 regular season schedule will now likely kick off in January while still playing the full 82 games (unlike lockout-shortened ones), which can delay those OQTs and Tokyo 2020 itself. Adding that NBA arenas across the USA and Canada may open up to at 30% with protections:
    https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/20...itizen-vpx.cnn
    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...z4i-story.html
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    More forthcoming NBA throwback jerseys next season along with Memphis' first road NBA jerseys that actually a takeup of Vancouver's include happily the return of the original Dallas Mavericks green 1981-1990 road unis, Brooklyn reintroducing the early 1990s neo-tie-dye-like powder blue New Jersey Nets road duds, and the very popular San Francisco Warriors City 1960s cable car royal blue jerseys:
    https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/10...21/basketball/

    The 2020 NBA Finals court revealed at Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports Complex where the Miami Heat and that morally corrupt, oppressive, narcisstic and hateful evil entity who has no damn business being at that stage are playing on right now. Go Heat!
    https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/09...ls/basketball/

    UPDATE: Just remembered about the 2020 NBA Finals uniform setup schedule that resumes tonight. Both Icon uniforms Wednesday night for Game 1. Now it's Classic vs. Association tonight before Icon vs. Association and another Icon vs. Icon game in the first 4 games:
    https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/10...le/basketball/
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    Looks as though we will have some Christmas NBA action after all. There's plans to get the 2020-21 NBA regular season start up near Christmas under a 72-game schedule. But that could cost the 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend:
    https://www.usbasket.com/NBA/news/64...on,-per-report





    After 20 years, Denver's Pepsi Center is no more. Now it's the Ball Arena:
    https://arenadigest.com/2020/10/23/n...20-ball-arena/
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    Larry Miller's family sells complete interest in the Utah Jazz and the Vivent Smart Home Arena, the G-League’s Salt Lake City Stars and management of the MiLB Salt Lake Bees from the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies to data analytics tech entrepreneur Ryan Smith for a reported $1.66 billion. It was the late Jazz owner and car dealer who saved the Jazz's presence in Salt Lake City by buying it all from Sam Battistone for $14 million after buying half owners for $8 billion in 1984-86 after the latter sought Las Vegas and Minneapolis:
    https://arenadigest.com/2020/10/28/m...-vivint-arena/
    https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/...jazz-new-owner
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    NBA Players Association and its reps and the NBA Board of Governors are expected to approvingly vote on the NBA 2020-21 schedule with the targeting start date of December 22 on a reduced 72-game schedule this week partly to avoid bleeding into Tokyo 2020's July-August schedule:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/nba/article...te-nba-season/
    https://theathletic.com/2178332/2020...-week-sources/
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/nba/article...ay-plans-week/
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    The NBA announced that the 72-game regular season would run from December 22 through May 16 for its 75th season that was delayed due to the pandemic. Each team would play three games against each opponent from its own conference and two games against each interconference opponent. The season would still include a six-day All-Star break on March 5–10, even though All-Star Game and related festivities may be canceled. The break serves to separate the two halves of the season. The schedule will be released in two parts. The first half will be released in early December, while the second half will be released in the later part of the first half. December 11-19 will serve as the NBA preseason with training camp coming on December 1st.

    The NBA will stage a "Play-in tournament" for teams ranked 7th through 10th in each conference from May 18–21. The 7th place team will play the 8th place team, with the winner earning the 7-seed. The 9th place team will play the 10th place team with the loser of that game being eliminated. The 7th-8th loser will then play the 9th-10th winner, with the winner of that game earning the 8-seed and the loser being eliminated. The 2021 NBA Playoffs will begin on May 22 and operate under the standard playoff format, with four rounds of best-of-seven series. The 2021 NBA Finals will begin no later than July 8, with a potential Game 7 no later than July 22, so as the FIBA OQTs and Tokyo 2020 won't get missed by NBA players as previous feared:
    https://www.nba.com/news/nba-announc...2020-21-season
    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...urnament-18-21
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