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Have you ever wanted to go on “Shark Tank” or at least watched “Shark Tank” with your mom while trying to kill a few hours? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, this story is right up your alley and also I think our mothers would probably get along.

From Mark Cuban’s blog, duh:

The Mavs are going to re-do our uniforms for the 2015-16 season… if we get a unique and original design. What’s the best way to come up with creative ideas ? You ask for them. So we are going to crowd source the design and colors of our uniforms.

You know what an NBA uniform looks like. You know what the Mavs colors are for today and the past.  We want some new ideas that stay true to our logo and at least close to our current color schemes. Show us what you got !

How do you participate ? You post your ideas/pictures/graphics/videos/photos directly on this blog.  Yes we want every one to see them.  Steve Jobs said “everything is a remix” . Uniforms probably more so than even technology. So we want every post to inspire other ideas and posts. [...]

This is your chance to get bragging rights and put your signature design on the Dallas Mavs and the NBA.

This opportunity will last till the last day in May.

Submitting ideas in public to Mark Cuban, who will then decide on those ideas — it’s your own personal episode of “Shark Tank,” only this one is played out on the internet. And really, this is a great opportunity because you can’t do worse than those silver Mavs jerseys from a few years back. Not to mention, when you consider that Diddy designed the green Dallas alternates that the team wore a couple seasons ago, you’ll be in pretty sweet company once you become the Mavericks’ new stylist. Or as Diddy might say, “Uh-huh yeah.”

But I don’t want you to feel too nervous about lending your design talents to Mark Cuban and his blog. That’s why I’ve come up with an idea that I think will look great on the Dallas Mavericks.

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As you can see, not much has changed. These are the standard Mavs away unis, only now they are completely made of denim because of cowboys. The jersey now has a placket, which really makes it a denim vest, so don’t be surprised if Amar’e Stoudemire requests a trade to Big D. The shorts are a little more extreme, as they now have a fitted waistband and both front and rear pockets and have kind of actually become jean shorts instead of basketball shorts, so don’t be surprised if Josh Harrellson also requests a trade. Yes, the denim uniforms might be a little heavy, but they do have some historical precedent in basketball. Not to mention, as I mentioned before, cowboys.

Maybe you can do better. Maybe you can’t. But either way, feel free to head over to Mark Cuban’s blog and inundate him with uniform ideas. Considering he once invested in I Want to Draw a Cat for You, I guarantee whatever you come up with won’t be the dumbest thing he’s ever seen.