If we ever get an NBA season, it looks like a bunch of teams are going to be sporting fancy new alternate uniforms. At least according to the well-connected people behind NBA 2K12, which released last week. Thanks to some enterprising tricksters on a video games forum who hacked the
planet game, we get to take a look.
Up top are the new Heat and Grizzlies alternates. One of them is very clean, streamlined and modern. The other is the Grizzlies. Truth be told, I like them both. The Heat for the aforementioned reasons, the Grizzlies because they look like they belong in Europe.
Here are the new Kings alternates, which Sactown Royalty showed you earlier. They look really good. Even Marcus Thornton looks slim in black.
There’s the back of the new Bobcats jersey, because they have a deep and storied history which they are drawing upon. Oh, and blue 76ers jerseys, which I’m surprised didn’t yet exist. Nice work.
The new Clippers jerseys look OK, but they are still not as good as the old Clippers alternates. If they could have somehow incorporated a white thong, it would be a different story. But whatever. As long as Blake Griffin is wearing clothes, they work for me.
Obviously these Raptors jerseys are the wildest of the bunch. I’m not sure if they are camoflauge, maple leaves or a sublimated raptor skin print, but they are crazy. I kind of feel like Brad Miller will need to be traded to the Raptors for whatever game they wear these for. It’s only fair.
Also, I’m not sure if those are new retro Nets jerseys, but I’m pretty sure that’s Travis Outlaw and there is no No. 21 on the Knicks, so it makes sense. If so, I guess the Nets are going to be wearing New York jerseys in New Jersey, before they move to New York. That won’t be confusing at all. Looks good though.
So yeah, lots of new jerseys this year, as usual. Sell enough of these and we might have a solution to the lockout, though I’m sure they’d find a way to fight about that too. Let’s hear what you think in the comments.