Why don’t NBA teams use their primary logos on front of their jerseys?

first_img 2,572 Next 22 2 Link to post 2,572 Location:Atlanta Forums Home Ark Location:Seattle Prev Link to post Share on other sites 3 Share this post 93 Edited December 10, 2011 by slapshot Link to post Link to post mightynine 2,572 Posted December 9, 2011 Link to post Old School Fool Sign in to follow this   Funkatron101 93 29 Favourite Logos:I love old, classic/vintage logos. I love franchises like the Yankees, Celtics and Browns who keep the same basic style of uniform for years. 0 Posted December 9, 2011 Link to post UnclearInitial Share on other sites 0 Members 1,457 Seems to me it’s just a tradition. Hockey jerseys have logos, football jerseys have numbers, baseball jerseys have wordmarks and maybe a small logo, while basketball jerseys have wordmarks. It’s just the way it is. Ark Posted December 9, 2011 2,572 0 Link to post 1 39 Bravo96 Link to post Does that look good?Thought not.(Yes, I’m aware that’s a college team. Don’t bother pointing it out.)Oh god! Avert your eyes, it’s the Jordan debacle! Those lasted one season, and was recieved horribly by fans. Not to mention the Heels were horrible that season. http://www.lostlettermen.com/lost-uniforms-uncs-logo-jersey-a-y2k-glitch-even-jordan-couldnt-pull-off/ Ark Members 1,340 posts Share this post Windstorm Well not even that many teams have even tried using true full logos. And a lot of those which are bad aren’t bad just because of the logos. Such as the gradient pinstripes on the 90s arockets jerseys.The Barkley Suns jerseys are also great imo 2,080 posts SmoothieX 1 You can’t have smaller numbers on the top right or left? I agree that the Tar Heels jersey isn’t that great, but I think it would look much better if there was a smaller number or no number at all in front instead of that large number.I guess NBA jerseys require front numbers though? Still, numbers to the top right or left would also be simaler to what some NHL teams use today. Runnin’ down a dream 3,972 SmoothieX Share this post Well not even that many teams have even tried using true full logos. And a lot of those which are bad aren’t bad just because of the logos. Such as the gradient pinstripes on the 90s arockets jerseys.The Barkley Suns jerseys are also great imoOh wow, when I first posted this I thought you meant “Basketball reasons” as in the large logo would drag the jersey down and make playing more difficult. GriffinM6 I can’t believe I just noticed this (seriously >_>). NBA teams use an inferior wordmark on the the front of their jerseys even though their official primary is much better. For example, the late 90s Sonics…Actual jerseys:—Primary logo:The primary logo is very similar but it’s a just so much cooler. But as far as I know, basically every other team does the same thing. And there are tons of examples where the jersey logo doesn’t even come close.What’s the reason for ths?Logos look terrible in front of a basketball jersey?Only exceptions are the Warriors and 90’s hawks Share this post Followers 0 Share this post Sports Logo News 39 Posted December 9, 2011 Location:Charlotte, NC Location:Chicago Members Funkatron101 Posted December 9, 2011 Why don’t NBA teams use their primary logos on front of their jerseys? Evil Doctor 4,375 posts Share this post Location:15 minutes due west of Disneyland. Does that look good?Thought not.(Yes, I’m aware that’s a college team. Don’t bother pointing it out.) 0 0 Go To Topic Listing Share on other sites UnclearInitial Share this post Members 201 Ark This topic is now closed to further replies. 1,264 2,572 Share this post Share on other sites 0 2,572 Share this post Members Share this post 1,457 1,626 posts 2,572 Basketball reasons.Gold star for you. Ark 202 Share on other sites 0 201 Link to post 49 Share on other sites I can’t believe I just noticed this (seriously >_>). NBA teams use an inferior wordmark on the the front of their jerseys even though their official primary is much better. For example, the late 90s Sonics…Actual jerseys:—Primary logo:The primary logo is very similar but it’s a just so much cooler. But as far as I know, basically every other team does the same thing. And there are tons of examples where the jersey logo doesn’t even come close.What’s the reason for ths? 0 CrazyAnna Share this post 2,572 2 BJ Sands 2,572 2 deleted 4,044 posts 0 2,572 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites Sports Logos CDixonDesign Posted December 10, 2011 1,674 posts Members 6,671 posts Members Location:California 5,731 posts Ark Share on other sites Share this post Members 277 posts Posted December 9, 2011 Share on other sites Evil Doctor Basketball reasons.Hey! It’s Fred Savage. Link to post Posted December 9, 2011 3,678 posts 2 3,735 Members Link to post oddball Link to post 22 Because #1 it looks horrible because the front number has to be the size it is, therefore you have nothing but clutter if you put a logo there. 22 1,264center_img 0 Link to post 49 Favourite Logos:Blue Jays early 90s logo, Braves feather logo, UNC argyle shorts pattern, (now-defunct) Piedmont Bo-Weivels, Charlotte Knights, Myrtle Beach Pelicans alt. (Pelican head), UNC Rameses logo CrazyAnna Share this post SportsLogos.Net 690 posts Link to post Ark Ark 0 Share on other sites 202 Ark Members 0 Page 1 of 3   Recommended Posts 175 Raider Nation MLB doesn’t do it either for the same reasons. Actually after looking at it again it’s not even that bad of a jersey. It sounds like people didn’t like change (according to the article).Said one fan: “It’s not that it isn’t a nice jersey, but it breaks from the tradition of having the ‘North Carolina’ across the chest. Just the fact that North Carolina is spelled out in block letters on the chest [on the old jerseys] is a traditional staple.”EDIT: Although on the other hand it definitely didn’t need to be fixed. 2,572 3,972 Location:Cambridge, ON 3,972 Share this post Location:BC, Canada Link to post ESTONES6 2,080 posts Banned 0 Location:Cleveland, OH Forums Home Posted December 10, 2011 Too clunky. It would become cumbersome, I assume. Share on other sites Posted December 10, 2011 Share this post 600 posts Share on other sites 29 Location:Dzekoburgh Ark 0 1 Location:The Tar Heel State 0 Members 0 Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary Page 1 of 3   Basketball reasons. Link to post Share this post 2,080 posts Posted December 10, 2011 0 Old School Fool 133 posts Posted December 10, 2011 Sometimes a wordmark in the logo makea the perfect transition onto the basketball jersey front. Perfect example is the SONICS. Looks great. The Vancouver GRIZZLIES font also worked great on the Grizzlies expansion team uni. A lot of fans don’t feel the same but the reality is that the Grizzlies uniforms were a very solid team jersey. I also wondered why the Clippers never used their logo wordmark from the early ’80’s since it actually works nicely. Then I realized I was talking about the Clippers… Ugh.http://tinyurl.com/c8k5exlBut you’ve raised a really smart insightful topic. 39 Link to post All Activity Members 1 0 Share on other sites 1,457 2,572 Posted December 9, 2011 2 Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) Posted December 9, 2011 0 I grew up with hockey, so I always wondered why other sports didn’t follow hockey’s example and use a nice graphical representation on their front. I thought it was great when the NBA and the CFL both started to experiment with this look. In retrospect it was a terrible idea and the uniforms that eliminated the logos were much better looking than their previous incarnations. Only hockey uniforms look good with logos on the front, it’s just the nature of the beast… 2,572 KCCO 1 oddball Sports Logos 2,080 posts Why don’t NBA teams use their primary logos on front of their jerseys? Windstorm 8,662 posts 29 GriffinM6 Sports Logo News Link to post 3,735 Basketball reasons. Posted December 10, 2011 Share this post Bravo96 Share on other sites Trequartista 2,572 CDixonDesign All Activity Followers 0 49 Members touchdownindia Members 2,080 posts Does that look good?Thought not.(Yes, I’m aware that’s a college team. Don’t bother pointing it out.)Oh, God, those were bad…. 0 Next 93 1,264 touchdownindia Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites (edited) Hey! You’re Not Dead! 10,968 posts Members Share this post 175 0 Posted December 9, 2011 By Ark, December 9, 2011 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites 201 Share on other sites Posted December 10, 2011 3 202 Members BJ Sands Posted December 9, 2011 Banned Link to post Peachy ESTONES6 Posted December 10, 2011 SportsLogos.Net 175 Members Share this post Posted December 10, 2011 2,359 posts Prev Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites 2,572 0 The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 mightynine Members 3,735 Share this post Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue Jays, BC Lions, Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canadians, Chilliwack Chiefs Why don’t NBA teams use their primary logos on front of their jerseys?last_img read more