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    Default NBA Courts, Logos, and Jerseys Thread

    So just yesterday, I visited Chris Creamer's brilliant sports logo thread. I stumbled upon what should be interesting topics for us to discuss. We already discuss the Hardwood Classics jerseys several years ago that was very popular here--and we still could on the upcoming NBA 2013-14 thread. But for now I want to bring attention here about the NBA courts anthology the aforementioned Chris Creamer thread posted among the fourms. We see nowdays teams changing courts every 2-3 years

    When you see the evolution of the NBA courts over the decades from various teams, you're seeing the important reflection of the NBA's growth. When many NBA franchises grew out of small halls, armories, and even high schools in the 1940-1950s along with America's manifest destiny with the West, NBA teams were playing in venues that were regarded as "civic facilities", arenas owned and operated by the city or sometimes the city's conventional bureau in question that only regarded and hosted the occasional sports event like the NBA in addition to concerts, circuses, moster truck rallies, pro wrestling, conventions or anything that would fill at least 10,000+ in a day for a year. Revenues weren't as exclusive to the teams who used them. There were lease issues and constant struggles for desirable arena dates, a situation that led to the Buffalo Braves to move to San Diego, for example. Wasn't until starting the late 1980s that, with NBA expansion starting and gaining greater popularity with aims to globalize its brand and boosting its revenues, teams started building their own arenas and thus becoming anchoring tennants, keeping a majority of the revenue. This arena boom with the great 1990s pro sports explosion prompted the need for a more upscale arena should tailored and codified. Now a lot of US and Canadian cities have at least 2-3 arenas in each of them.

    Some of the older courts looked like they had the NBA logos tacked on. Not all the courts fit same mold with the emerging standardization. A recent development. The Orlando Magic, for example, was the first NBA team to have NBA font and logo on its court in its first season back in 1989 before it became compulsory. By the mid-1990s, the NBA and other pro sports leagues in North America with their teams saw themselves as brands in general as they matured into businesses attracting corporate support. Guess it was only natural that NBA teams saw them as brands and placing value on that, not just the on-court product, and make the courts reflect and match that brand value. This may explain why to some of us here these courts you'll see look messy.

    The thread you're seeing is far from a complete project that Kodrinsky is awesomely doing with help and corrections from Ralphierce. I use it for refreshing my memories at times. Some teams like Vancouver, San Diego, Memphis, Cleveland, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Seattle, Orlando, Washington, Dallas, Utah, and New York aren't yet on here. Also some court designs you'll also are fictional like a few from Houston. He's taking his time on this. It's well worth it for periodical looks!
    http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/...ourt-database/

    In a related story, Milwaukee is paying tribute to its famed Ralph Indiana-designed pop art Milwaukee Bucks signature court with the two on-court giant Ms from 1976-88 in their MECCA days with a new design this upcoming season at the BMO Harris Bradley Center (without the light blue and yellow colors the Bucks shared with Marquette on that court in the Al McGuire era).
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/09/...ith-new-court/
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    That's going to be the Toronto 2016 NBA All-Star Game logo?! For the first time one of the NBA's showcases is coming to Canada and thus outside the US. I expected something more elaborate with a promninent maple leaf and the iconic CN tower included to rep Canada. But it didn't. Resembles more like a font to me. Rapper Drake's going to be the Toronto Raptors' global ambassador and will help out on the upcoming makeover to coincide with the Raptors' 20th anniversary, and no thankfully, Toronto won't change its name during that season. I just think the Raptors logo needs some polish from its core one.
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/09/...-logo-colours/

    LA Clippers join the short-sleeved jersey club with the updated return of the Nautical flags that spell out LAC on the shorts from the San Diego Clippers days (1979-83). Now how about a logo updating? The Clippers had that syle since 1982-83.
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/09/...jersey-leaked/
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/09/...ernate-jersey/

    Golden St. goes from yellow to white in their short-sleeved duds
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/09/...leeved-jersey/

    NBA could allow its players use of their nicknames on their jerseys for one game. Not as outlandish or minor league/XFL-ish as some may think. The NBA hadn't done that in many years since Pistol Pete Maravich had his Pistol nickname on the back of his New Orleans Jazz jersey. Or go back to the rival ABA in the 1970s defying the NBA establishment with "Ice" and Dr. J" even on warmups.
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/09/...es-on-jerseys/
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    New York Knicks officially show off their alternate orange jerseys. Something the Knicks should've done years ago.
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/10/...se-teaser-pic/

    Finalist looks for the fan-made Dallas Mavericks uniforms for voting. Wish there was more green as a majority colo(u)r like there was in the earlier days from 1981-90 among them. But I do like the Dallas skyline duds.
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/10/...iform-contest/
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    Like the short-sleeved NBA jersey craze right now? If so, you'll love what the NBA has in store upon Christmas Day with 5 games coming up then for 10 teams scheduled. Boston won't be playing then, but it can be a sign it'll move towards more NBA teams as we go along.
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2013/11/...christmas-day/
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    I think they look stupid.
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    I can live without them, especially those coming up for Christmas. But a few of the shirt ones so far do look better than others.
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