The latest in the seemingly endless series of NBA City Edition leaks is for the Pistons. Judging by the “CD” logo above the jock tag and the signature below it, it appears that this design is intended as some sort of tribute to former Pistons coach Chuck Daly.
Anyone have any ideas about what the color scheme or chest insignia might mean? I’m sure that undotted “i” is going to drive me completely nuts.
Update: As a bunch of readers/commenters have quickly pointed out, the “Detroit” script appears to be inspired by the team’s old “Bad Boys” T-shirt, which was popular during the Daly era:
As you may recall, the Pistons’ previous City uniform was a very nice design that, unfortunately, didn’t feel the least bit Pistons-like:
That uniform’s strengths and weaknesses were so confounding that I actually convened a panel of Pistons fans to discuss it.
Meanwhile: The same people who leaked the new Pistons City jersey also posted a photo of the new Suns City jersey:
As you may recall, that design already leaked about a month ago, but the new leak definitely confirms the legitimacy of the first one.
(My thanks to Rafal Niewiadomski for letting me know about this one.)