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Casey Vitelli’s 2022-23 ‘NBA Refresh’ Concept Series, Part I

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Good Saturday morning, Uni Watch crew. I hope everyone has had a good week! Got a fun one for you today. As you’re all aware, …

The Strange Story of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Necklace

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s birthday was on Saturday — he turned 75 (just like the NBA this season!). And in a nice case of good timing, today’s Uni Watch entry is about …

The Script Is Back: NBA Unveils New Logo for 2022 Finals

Who writes in script anymore? The NBA, that’s who! The league yesterday announced that it’s going back to a cursive logo for this year’s NBA Finals. But it’s not the …

The Untold Story Behind the 76ers’ 1997 Media Guide Cover

Last month we Ticker-linked to a video report on how the 76ers’ 1997 uni set was developed. That reminded Kevin Clark of a fun story about those uniforms — a …

Bizarro Uni Concepts: Flip-Flopping Same Name Teams

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Greetings and salutations, Uni Watchers, I hope everyone had a good Saturday. BTW, my team is still on pace to win 162 games this season…so …

Think Pink: Nats, Wiz Unveil Cherry Blossom–Themed Alternates

Click to enlarge In an unusual cross-sport move, two of Washington’s pro sports teams — the Nationals and the Wizards — took advantage of the city’s annual cherry blossom season, …

Treasures from the Ripon Vault: More on the Suns’ Shorts

For all images, click to enlarge Good morning! I received lots of very positive feedback in response to my recent post about the Suns still wearing zipper-fly shorts as late …

XYZ: A Close Look at the Suns’ Zipper-Fly Shorts

Click to enlarge Who’s that in the Phoenix Suns uni? Give yourself a gold star if you recognized that player as none other than Pat Riley, who played for the …

Oops: Thunder and Grizz Both Show Up Wearing White

Good morning, and happy Pi Day! I’ll have more on that later in today’s post. Meanwhile: Bizarre situation last night in Oklahoma City, as the Grizzlies and Thunder showed up …

Mother Lode of NBA Leaks Sets Stage for 2022-23 Season

Click to enlarge Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with breaking news when covering a daily beat, and that was the case for me yesterday. I had a bunch of …

NBA All-Star Uniforms Pack Shiny Surprise (but still suck)

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning, and happy Presidents Day! When this season’s NBA All-Star uniforms were unveiled a few weeks ago, the overwhelming consensus was that the …

Kickin’ It in 2022: Your NBA ASG Sneaker Guide

By Phil Hecken, with Matthew Weidner Follow @PhilHecken Good Sunday morning, Uni Watch readers. Hope all is well with one and all. The NBA All-Star Game is tonight. And if …

NBA Officially Unveils 2022 ASG Weekend Uniforms

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Greetings from SNOWY Lawn Guyland, located just a few miles east of UW HQ in Brooklyn. If you live anywhere near the coast on the …

How Can This Trash Possibly Be the NBA All-Star Jerseys?

Click to enlarge Last Friday we had a leak of an uninspired grey/blue design purported to be one of this year’s NBA All-Star jerseys (above left). Now the other one …

NBA Drops the Bomb with 28 New City/Mixtape Uniforms

Click to enlarge After a slew of leaks and teases, all 28 of this season’s new NBA City alternates — one for every team except the Jazz and Suns, who …