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    We're still in suspense over the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves Nike jersey look like. There's a NBA2K18 screenshot in this link showing in the new colo(u)r combo with the Nike swoosh and the FitBit ad along with the concept art. Looks convincing:
    https://dunkingwithwolves.com/2017/0...s-new-jerseys/

    Mulling over the ideas of ads on Portland Trail Blazers jerseys next season. "Great conversations" with potential sponsors abound:
    https://ripcityproject.com/2017/07/1...anthony-trade/

    General overview on the progress of NBA teams placing ads and this current direction got to be this way with a study and the revenue-raising ads on the less scrutinized WNBA and NBDL teams' ad track record in terms of raising the global awareness. Several teams so far already hold "backyard sponsorships" and partnerships (Boston--GE, Toronto--Sun Life, Orlando--Disney, Cleveland--Goodyear, Brooklyn--Infor):
    http://adage.com/article/advertising...-china/309744/

    Guess these FloJo-inspired lovely Indiana Pacers jersey concepts would make enduring the upcoming Pacers rebuilding season less painful during the offseason for fans. Time for a change anyway from their current ones:
    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports...eys/462049001/

    This same online graphic designer for the Pacers, Brian Begley, conducted the same for his mockup reimagination for the Orlando Magic under Nike:
    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports...eys/462049001/

    Appears set for a 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend logo change that's more template now tr4ademarked in the US and in the EU from the original Disney Concert Hall look while still maintaining the two LA teams colo(u)rs as boundaries:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...ar-logos-leak/
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    Guess that the NBA Summer Leagues over, it perhaps means Adidas contract as far as NBA will be up as far as playing in them goes. Nike, now we know, will conduct its global NBA launch October 1. Guess what? Nike's gone pretentious with home, alternates, and awa--oops, I mean now Icon, Association, Athletes' Mindset, and Community as the four jerseys used by every NBA team. The first two styles will arrive by the start of the 2017-18 NBA season from the summer with the other core two coming later will arrive in the coming months. But we'll still call them those things home, road, alternates

    And it was Sacramento and Golden St. that made theirs first known with the Nike swoosh on all jerseys on the left side. Sacramento's modifications are subtle but the crown logo, formerly present at the collar, now moves to the shorts' waistband. Moreover, Sacramento's piping on the collar and on the jersey's sides changed a bit including that Blue Diamond Almonds ad included.

    As for the retros? This upcoming season, 8 NBA teams will wear Hardwood Classics editions ready for the fall. Complementing the new uniform editions, Nike will also unveil a new on-court collection, including tights and socks, that provide a seamless look for the greatest athletes in the world when they play on the game’s biggest stages.

    Unis are made with a contribution from Alpha Yams, recycled polyester through PETE recycled bottles that helps for better moisture wicking, refining the Nike Aeroswift in the basketball chassis. For a single uniform, it takes 20 of these bottles to make one. Yes, it's definitely happening:
    http://news.nike.com/news/nike-nba-game-uniforms
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...-new-uniforms/
    http://www.nba.com/kings/nike

    Paul Lukas of Uni Watch makes note of the Adidas and Nike Sac-Town Kings jersey comparisons. No more of that Adidas Revolution 30 mesh hole pattern with the Tech Fit and Climacool:
    https://twitter.com/UniWatch/status/887364242718031872

    Meet the massive new Little Caesars Arena 5,100-square-foot scoreboard will be the largest in the NHL (and maybe NBA) by viewable area. More than 45 LED displays featuring more than 13,500+ square feet and 16.5+ million LEDs will be installed in and around the new arena before it opens in September:
    http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nh...ard/484185001/
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/17/li...lays-unveiled/

    Paul Pierce, having sentimentally signed his contract to retire as a Celtic, will get his jersey retired next season:
    http://www.uni-watch.com/2017/07/18/...ing-jersey-ad/

    Surprise move: Leslie Alexander is putting up his profitable Houston Rockets and Clutch City Entertainment for sale today after 24 years, multiple championships, and an expanding global presence. Never expressed public interest in selling them.
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...n-rockets-sale
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/17/sale-houston-rockets/
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    Paul Lukas offers additional thoughts on the NBA's Nike transition: Adidas' current NBA deal extends up until the end of the current WNBA season at September with the WNBA Finals and not the NBA Summer League, as previously assumed. But no NBA team so far, save for NBA champs Golden St. and its Pacific Division rivals Sacramento did yesterday, has yet to reveal them--GSW just displayed their home white with the swoosh. Nike and the NBA plan for a NBA global push sometime "in the fall", as we now know it'll be early October with jerseys that are more of modified template version of the numerous Nike international/college basketball teams the swoosh has under its stable. But that's cutting things close with the scheduling as the 2017-18 NBA season starts on October 17th with less time between Nike's NBA unveiling and the regular season tip-off. The NBA jersey ad patch is entirely voluntary, and some teams actually have difficulty in agreeing with prospective companies for the right price. In turn, many retail outlets will not that version with the ad. But from team retailers inside their arenas could.

    NBA teams won't be required to wear white at home as much anymore, given the popularity of the alternates and Hardwood Classics over the years. They designate one jersey as their home one for that game with the visiting team must select a different and contrasting one from their collection leading to the rise of "colo(u)r on colo(u)r" clashes in a codified way that makes sporting the longstanding "white at home" (now the Association) more of a suggestion than steadfast protocol.

    There's larger armholes and a "tweaked collar shape". We might see the short-sleeved jersey being on the way out too. Some teams will tweak their designs but many will likely stick with their existing looks or "making extremely minor changes" like with some teams (Warriors, Jazz, and Kings--GSW's has smaller numbers and revised collar, for example). As reported by Erik Horne, the Oklahoma City Thunder will ditch their "orange sunset OKC" jerseys. I happen to like them because it brought orange more prominent when it's part of the colo(u)r scheme. Perhaps it was a nice way to go out with Russell Westbrook's shot in Denver. Other NBA teams may get new uniforms later on. Speaking of minor tweaks, the new, modified NBA logo won't appear on on- court/practice gear until the 2018-19 season due to long-leading productions schedules:
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...ms-adidas-nike

    9 NBA teams with ad patches so far:
    Toronto Raptors--Sun Life
    Boston Celtics--General Electric
    Philadelphia 76ERS--Stub Hub
    Minnesota Timberwolves--FitBit
    Orlando Magic--Disney
    Sacramento Kings--Blue Diamond Almonds
    Utah Jazz--Qualtrics
    Brooklyn Nets--Infor
    Cleveland Cavaliers--Goodyear

    According to sources Utah could release gold alternate jerseys as part of the four primary ones for next season. December will be the earliest it can be shown to the public. Hope this means the Jazz could troll some Utah-based Now Deservedly Crumbling Evil Laker Empire worshippers in the process when they play each other!
    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=45076787&nid=294
    https://www.slcdunk.com/2017/7/19/15...novan-mitchell

    Where do the Houston Rockets' current array of their jerseys fit into the incoming Nike 4-jersey a season plans?
    https://spacecityscoop.com/2017/07/1...ersey-options/

    BTW, the Nets Infor ad originally shown in red upon the unveiling now will change to black that will make an overall better look:
    https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/sta...eys-ads-2017-7

    More of Brian Begley's Nike NBA renderings for every NBA team except for Phoenix and the LA Clippers:
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/07/nike...e-brian-begley
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    James Harden is the NBA Live 18 cover boy, and it appears the new Nike-manufactured Houston Rockets have been leaked from the photo shoot with the side bands forming more of a semicircle instead of circling around the sleeves that Adidas allows:
    https://www.thedreamshake.com/2017/7...to-have-leaked

    Target Center renovations continues in Minneapolis during the Timberwolves offseason and the Lynx temporarily away in St. Paul for this summer:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/20/ta...ion-continues/

    PSL usage is unique in the NBA with only Toronto doing this at the Air Canada Centre. But soon the Golden St. Warriors are joining them with a planned 12,000 season tickets of them for the Chase Arena in San Francisco, less than the 14,500 at Oakland's Oracle Arena. I feel PSLs is like legalized extortion though:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/20/wa...-chase-center/

    And MSG, owners of the Forum, takes it out on city of Inglewood feeling threatened by the proposed Clippers arena as expected:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/21/20...nst-inglewood/
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    First look of the NBA 2K18 screenshots revealing the Nike swoosh and the small ads on the jerseys:
    http://www.operationsports.com/first...e-advertising/
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    Now make that nine: The Detroit Pistons announce today Flagstar Bank from nearby Troy, Michigan and with all of its physical branches entirely within Michigan will get added as a jersey ad patch. First bank added in. Was expecting a little more in the vein of an auto company. Also, Nike DID reverse the red and royal blue side striping on the home jerseys with the Pistons' consent. Note the new Pistons secondary logo with the interlocking DP:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...ure-bank-logo/
    http://content.palacenet.com/content/jersey/
    http://www.nba.com/pistons/news/detr...ey-partnership
    http://www.nba.com/pistons/photos/jerseys8jf7jfkdj
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    Almost two weeks ago, I mentioned that the Indiana Pacers would consider having new jerseys. Today the Pacers announce their whole major new and radical uniform look with Nike's new duds with an element that's more usually for college basketball and high school programs and unique to the NBA while still keeping the navy, yellow, and white colo(u)rs with a new striping pattern, which shouldn't be surprising given how much the Pacers pay tribute to basketball's lower levels. Imagine the Golden St. Warriors and Marquette produced an NBA offspring as far as style. In addition to the new Indiana state-shaped secondary logo and the college basketball-inspired new duds, a new seal logo emphasizing the farmland, and a new court at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse were also unveiled too. I like this new look. Need something to look forward to as far as positive goes in what's to become a low and awful season ahead in Indianapolis:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...and-new-court/

    This is what to expect for the Cleveland Cavaliers' new Nike uniform design for home and away based on that new just-released logo and wordmark. No doubt these will be just as popular because of LeBron James as are the previous and numerous Cleveland and Miami uniform styles:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...niform-leaked/

    Victor Oladipo in his new Indiana Pacers road/iconic uniform in a NBA2K18 screenshot:
    http://www.operationsports.com/nba-2...ictor-oladipo/

    Damian Lillard in the Nike Portland Trail Blazers home/association uniform with only the updated Trail Blazers wordmarking as the major change in another NBA2K18 screenshot:
    http://www.operationsports.com/nba-2...amian-lillard/

    Arena Digest's article on NBA games playing at temporary arenas not regularly the franchises' in the modern era. Definitely not a new thing. Happens more times than many may think if you're keeping score:
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/26/nb...es-modern-era/

    Very likely the NBA advisory and finance committee will vote resoundingly yes on the Pistons moving to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday:
    http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nb...ena/517020001/
    http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/28/nb...ove-next-week/
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    As soon as I brought up that Damian Lillard NBA2K18 screenshot, Portland decides to unleash its new jersey first two-set by Nike that's headquartered nearby in Beaverton. Differences are subtle to a classic and popular format. The Trail Blazers obviously weren't going to make changes to them. Wordmark, name, and numbering are all now one-colo(u)r non-italic (wordmark only here) with no more drop shadowing, that updated pinwheel logo now moved to the short's side, and "rip city" added to the short's waistband:
    http://www.nba.com/blazers/uniform
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...ubtle-changes/

    More on the Indiana Pacers all-out branding makeover (new uniforms included) under their new slogan "We Grow Basketball Here" from the Indiana Pacers official website:
    http://wegrowbasketballhere.com/
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    Charlotte Hornets follow what Sacramento, Golden St., Detroit, Indiana, Portland, and Cleveland (leaked ahead of officially scheduled) already showing with their Nike NBA looks. As expected, the set will sport the Jordan Brand jumpman for obvious reasons as the only pro team to do so with Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist posing as models today. No advertising on them yet. Modifications include one solid colo(u)r collar, Hornets replacing Charlotte on the teal icon set, and the standalone Hornets secondary logo replacing the CH with the crown (denoting Charlotte being the Queen City). Again in this example, nothing truly major or drastic as far as changes. Do wish Charlotte was kept on the icon jersey. I expect purple will be introduced on the community one, which I hope puts the Charlotte name there, along with the retro Hornets 1988-1996 road jersey later:
    http://www.nba.com/.element/media/2....ge-banner.html
    http://www.businessinsider.com/charl...an-logo-2017-7
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...-old-uniforms/
    http://abc11.com/sports/hornets-unve...forms/2264244/

    J.R. Smith is very thrilled of the Nike NBA switch:
    http://uproxx.com/dimemag/jr-smith-e...ba-takeover/2/

    Chris Creamer shows on his Twitter handle the 1969-70 Sporting News NBA guide with all of the 15 NBA logos at that time with perhaps the earliest known use, according to him, of the Jerry West NBA logo. Plus in another set from the world of stickers, the Houston Rockets never used the San Diego logo that was 2 years before the move in 1969. But it's got Buffalo, Portland, and Cleveland:
    https://twitter.com/sportslogosnet/s...et%2Findex.php
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    Conferences will be dumped for the next NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles for the first time and will thus experiment with a player captain fantasy-like format with the top two fan vote getters for team selection in an attempt to combat the recent boring NBA All-Star Games to many:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/10/...all-star-game/
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    Indiana Pacers Sports & Entertainment will seek in the market a new naming rights sponsor for their Bankers Life Fieldhouse home in Indianapolis when the current 20-year deal with CNO Financial, of which Bankers Life is a subsidiary, expires on June 30, 2019 back when it was called the Conseco Fieldhouse. But in a joint agreement announcing this, both say CNO will still be involved as a Pacers sponsor in another capacity:
    https://arenadigest.com/2018/03/13/b...ts-hit-market/

    Seven venues with NBA connections are currently involved with the NCAA March Madness this month and how each got it with its respective histories in the NCAA Tournament for their shining moments including Detroit's new Little Caesar's Arena and San Antonio's former Spurs home the Alamodome that recently had a $40 million facelift:
    https://arenadigest.com/2018/03/14/m...hining-moment/
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    At least seven NBA teams--Atlanta, Golden St., Charlotte, Orlando, Utah, Indiana, and Minnesota--will sport retro uniforms next season. Can see easily why Atlanta (50 years in Atlanta and hope to sport its first road unis after moving from St. Louis), Charlotte (original home duds in playing at the Charlotte Coliseum), Golden St. (possibly its final season at the Oakland Coliseum Arena/Oracle Arena as its home and want to celebrate 55 years in the Bay Area), Orlando and Minnesota (celebrating their first season 30 years ago), Indiana (30th anniversary of the FloJo uniforms?), and Utah (40 years in SLC). It was reported an (unnamed) 8th team was up for the classic uniforms but Nike scrapped that team's plans:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/03/...s-next-season/
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    Philadelphia 76ERS show off their new playoff alternate logo with the Liberty Bell and the Ben Franklin-inspired don't tread on me 8-segmented snake (for the 8 colonies during revolutionary times) to inspire unity going along with those cream-colo(u)red Phila city jerseys for the 76ERS' first playoff run since 2012. In the 18th century, the severed snake was thought to possess the ability to be resurrected if its separated pieces were put back together before sunset. This was originates from Ben Franklin's 1754 illustrated cartoon in the Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Gazette called "Join Or Die":
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/04/...g-playoff-run/

    Noticed the NBA started standardizing their logos now starting with the NBA Playoffs and the All-Star Weekend lately? I don't like it because such a homogenized and corporate system poses so many problems like clamping down on originality, branding, thinking outside the box, encourage deeper attachments, and the annual distinctions like on showcase events that attracts and invites everybody, not just fans, like the NBA Finals because they help make them special, although others like the NBA Draft could:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/03/...hare-thoughts/
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    With the Milwaukee-Boston NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in the books, Game 6 serves as the final NBA game for Milwaukee's Bradley Center after 30 years of existence with a 97-86 win over the Boston Celtics to force a Game 7 back in Boston's TD Banknorth Garden. Its final playoff series win was back in 2001 with Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, and Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson. Final Bucks regular season game was April 8 versus Orlando. Of course, the Bucks will move towards a newer arena across the street that will open in late summer (more on that later) But it's not going to be the last event there: Bon Jovi, newly-minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, performed as the final BMO Harris Bradley Center concert and the last ticketed one last night with the final event being a Northwest Mutual Life annual meeting for agents and beneficiaries taking place in mid-July. Ending this season, the Bradley Center is the 3rd oldest NBA arena behind Madinson Square Garden and the Oakland Coliseum Arena/Oracle Arena and the last of the 1988 NBA arenas in usage (Charlotte Coliseum, Palace of Auburn Hills, and the Miami Arena), the "concrete vault" started to show its age several years ago becoming subpar like narrow concourses, less restrooms, and lacking in newer revenue-streaming high-end amenities after being state-of-the-art in 1988 and later had leakages:
    https://www.jsonline.com/story/sport...ter/557937002/
    https://www.jsonline.com/story/sport...ter/495038002/
    http://host.madison.com/wsj/sports/b...caa877d40.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3le_u1wwLPg (aforementioned final NBA game)

    The Bradley Center was built principally with the hopeful plan of attracting an NHL expansion franchise in Milwaukee as well as for the Bucks and Marquette Golden Eagles basketball. Milwaukee was thought to be a serious contender for that at the time with just a quick drive along Lake Michigan from Chicago and build a rivalry with the Blackhawks. Funds to build the Center were donated as a gift to the State of Wisconsin by broadcaster/Admirals owner/local philanthropist Lloyd Pettit and his wife, Jane Bradley Pettit, in memory of Jane's late father, Harry Lynde Bradley of the Allen-Bradley company. In fact, Bradley Center's first event was a NHL preseason game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers on October 1, 1988 partly as a way to guage local interest in NHL expansion. But this NHL Milwaukee dream never occurred because Lloyd and Jane Pettit later balked at the then-record US$50 million expansion fee in 1991, and therefore the NHL later turned to Ottawa and Tampa Bay for new teams. This donation from the Pettits did not include provisions for the building's long-term capital needs or annual operating expenses and came back to haunt it and its tenants. Worth noting here that future US Senator Herb Kohl bought the Bucks from Jim Fitzgerald to keep them in Milwaukee in 1986 for US$18 million. While the facility is self-sufficient, in recent years its tenants have been at a significant disadvantage compared with other NBA teams with their arenas due to the arrangement, prompting the Bucks' threats of moving like to Seattle and needing a fresh arena. The IHL/AHL's Milwaukee Admirals moved there also in 1988 and lived in it for much of its existence until going back to the Milwaukee Arena/MECCA in 2016. Assets from the arena, including display boards, the 2010-added scoreboards, equipment and sports and concert memorabilia will then be auctioned off:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Center

    How the Bradley Center saved Milwaukee pro basketball. Back in the mid-1980s, things became readily apparent that the MECCA seriously needed replacing as an NBA venue with the lowest seating capacity at 11,000, was dark in its lighting, and lacking suites--its days were numbered. Not to mention then-owner Fitzgerald and his fellow shareholders were ready to sell the Bucks after failing to convince Milwaukee city politicians to fund a new one, bringing some uncertainty to the Bucks' future despite so successful on-court back then with Don Nelson as head coach during much of the 1980s (Fitz and Dan Finnane not long after that bought the Golden St. Warriors from Frankie Mieuli in 1986 bringing in Don Nelson as GM/head coach and later sold it to Chris Cohan in 1994):
    https://arenadigest.com/2018/04/11/b...ba-basketball/

    Got my ideas for what the new (and bigger than Bradley) Wisconsin Sports and Entertainment Center will be officially called very soon. Do know it will be a local company with national ID, but we definitely know BMO (Bank of Montreal for those who don't know) Harris Bank, Harley-Davidson, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Johnson Controls, and MillerCoors are on as founding partners but not as namers. But the Bucks could surprise us. Wikipedia's entry to it says Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturing company, are discussed in naming rights talks and has a plant in Wisconsin:
    https://www.jsonline.com/story/sport...ays/535779002/
    https://arenadigest.com/2018/04/23/n...unveiled-soon/
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    Utah Jazz's City Edition jerseys and US$125,000 home court first used for the Utah Jazz Summer League, both of the very bold gradient gold/orange/red pattern, that's a tribute to the Southern Utah red rocks landscape with like its delicate red rock arch with the St. George-Moab route on the jersey's sides will both return next season. Would the next City Edition Jazz jerseys refer to the purple Wasatch Mountains?:
    http://www.nba.com/jazz/news/city-ed...return-2018-19
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2...icate-arch-nba
    https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...-for-fans.html
    https://www.sltrib.com/sports/jazz/2...ng-to-be-bold/
    https://www.slcdunk.com/the-downbeat...-room-nba-nike

    Chicago Tribune data visualization editor Jonathon Berlin, Tribune sports editor Amanda Kaschube, former NBA creative director and Gameplan Creative founder Tom O'Grady, Tribune sports media writer Phil Rosenthal, and personal style consultant and style blogger Katie Schuppler review and rank each NBA team's Nike unis. Portland ranks #1 with Phoenix, Atlanta, and San Antonio coming up last tied at #28. Do like a few Atlanta and San Antonio unis. Not so much with Phoenix save for the black PHX one and wish there was an orange version somewhere:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...423-story.html

    The NBA doesn't care in regards to breaking tradition and the rigidity as far as the uniforms are concerned; the traditional ones will still be there. If some look gaudy, weird, and random, that in itself drives interest. Which partly makes the NBA such a forward-thinking league:
    https://www.newsy.com/stories/weird-...ba-is-popular/
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    Incidentally with all the talk of Seattle trying very hard to come back to the NBA, the Tacoma Dome, an arena the Seattle SuperSonics temporarily used for home games during the first Seattle Center renovations in 1994-95, will undergo much-needed $30 million interior renovations of its own this summer for the first time in 35 years that will make it more comfortable and competitive with many arenas out there:
    http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinio...209898244.html
    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/b...209248604.html
    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/b...209808719.html

    Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Centre joins the trend of upgrading arenas that have been around 20-30 years in a $250 million renovation in a 3-phase plan that will include revamped premium seating offerings, improved concessions and concourses, and the replacement of approximately 21,500 seats starting this summer with Comcast Spectacor carving out at the mezzanine level 200 "two lounges by tearing out cinder block walls on the southeast and northeast corners, adding about 7,000 square feet for fans to drink and talk. Both were 'void spaces' without public access, and one has served as the employee gym for years" and "upgrading the main concourse and seats on that level, possibly adding food concessions, and brightening the area as fans enter the arena" next summer:
    https://arenadigest.com/2018/03/05/w...0m-renovation/
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    Cleveland's white Association jerseys have seen less playoff minutes than Rodney Hood, states Chris Creamer, and that won't change with the upcoming series with Boston as they prefer going for the black "statement" ones at the Quicken Loans Arena and the wine "Icon" version on the road. Never the whotes were worn 40% of the time in the regular season:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/05/...hite-uniforms/
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    Golden St.-Houston's Western Conference Finals series uniform matchup that's starting minutes away down in Houston. Houston has been sporting the black statement uniforms for every home playoff game inside the Toyota Center so far this year. Why isn't GSW wear their royal blues here?
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/05/...ups-announced/
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    Design on what the new large Phillips Arena video scoreboard in Atlanta will look like:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYXQG2FXcAAViHn.jpg:large

    Only thing Nike hasn't touched in the NBA is the NBA Combine. Under Armour's got that property. This is what the potential NBA partcipants will wear:
    https://farm1.staticflickr.com/952/2...119a6bfc_b.jpg

    Houston Rockets will see some changes, but nothing drastic, to their uniforms come 2019-20 under new owner Tillman Fertitta when he talked to the Houston Chronicle. He adds the Rockets are still looking for a jersey sponsor:
    https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets..._medium=social

    Look for the 16 NBA playoff teams each to have another alternate uniforms in the form of the Christmas Day ones, back from a 1-year hiatus in the Nike transition. Can wear them whenever they want after the holidays. Source for Uni-Watch interestingly says the Jazz and Pacers versions, the ones he didn't see, won't hit retail until February 2019:
    https://uni-watch.com/2018/05/15/exc...as-uni-update/

    Charlotte Hornets release its 30th anniversary logo using the original Hornets design elements, from the font to the pinstripes to the logo. Actually, the original Hornets logo is a teal capital C and a white capital H together with a smiling cartoon black hornet with a black basketball. Didn't see much circulation after that:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dc66wr-V4AAKXZW.jpg:large

    And now a guy who amassed over 850 NBA media guide covers dating all the way back from 1958. Cory Gibson:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/161518...57695881031664
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    Robert Indiana is best known generally as the pop artist behind the iconic LOVE sculpture with the O tilted rightward. But since this is basketball we're talking about here, he also designed the famous eye-popping Milwaukee Arena/MECCA basketball court creation from 1977, at the time controversial for no local artist was commissioned, that apparently now has a son from the Bradley Center that saw some court time at the Milwaukee Arena this season as part of the Bucks' 50th season this past October. Milwaukee's court now is owned by Ben Koller and presently in storage there. Robert Indiana died this past Saturday from respiratory failure at 89:
    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/...-89/631292002/
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    Keeping things with Milwaukee. The new Milwaukee arena set to open soon for the Bucks announces it will feature a Jack Daniel's bar complete with an inaugural year speciality drink, and the Bucks pitch the benefits of its last remaining suite out of its 34 awaiting to be sold at $295,000 per year between for 7-12 years:
    https://arenadigest.com/2018/05/24/j...w-bucks-arena/
    https://arenadigest.com/2018/05/23/m...ite-new-arena/
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    2018 NBA Finals uniform schedule. Cavs' white ones will make their playoff debut come Sunday in Game 2 and for a possible Game 7. The rest, like last night, is the black ones. No royal blue ones again for the Ws. Just the white home ones and goes to The Town ones for Games 2 and 7:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2018/05/...form-schedule/
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    LeBron James got named the NBA2K19 20th anniversary edition cover player that's called the King edition. Maybe 2K Sports is covering their bases in the event he moves to another team. No word yet whether there's going to be a standard cover NBA player or a Raptor like DeRozan to appear on the Canadian edition. Would like to see strong amount of features like the incorporation of international teams, tournaments, and foriegn leagues (male and female alike). Bring the G-League and maybe the WNBA too:
    https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/...cover-athlete/
    https://www.operationsports.com/nba-...g-september-7/

    The accompanying trailer to the 20th Anniversary LeBron edition has 2 Chains, Rapsody, and Jerreau paying tribute to him in a poem entitled How Could They Have Known:
    https://www.operationsports.com/nba-...ey-have-known/
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    Philadelphia's Joel Embiid is the EA Sports NBA Live 19 cover boy as the game comes with new commentary team in Knicks play-by-play man Ed Cohen and ex-Chicago Bull Jay(son) Williams and additional features coming this September:
    https://www.operationsports.com/nba-...s-joel-embiid/
    https://www.operationsports.com/nba-...ents-and-more/
    https://www.operationsports.com/nba-...connor-dougan/
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    Giannis Antetokounmpo is your NBA2K19 cover boy for the standard version, the first international player to hold this distinction over all markets:
    https://www.operationsports.com/gian...nd-screenshot/
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