When teams alter their look, they usually are trying to signal some type of new beginning. Some looks prosper and others…. well, you get the point.
So sit back, relax and I won’t be insulted if you have to turn away from your screen. Bring on the nasty.
Charlotte Bobcats (circa 2009)
While this isn’t the worst display of wardrobe I’ve ever seen, the Bobcats would have really had sick jerseys to be left off this list. Every time I see this jersey, I yack at the thought of having to watch the Bobcats. The mere thought of anybody buying one of these puppies raises eyebrows.
Conversation that has never occurred:
Can I buy a Bismack Biyombo Jersey please?
Sure, that’ll be $109.99 plus tax.
From a fashion standpoint, the combination of turquoise and orange isn’t exactly the most soothing to the eye. Throw in the tacky white pinstripes and you see why this deserves a spot on this infamous list. Thank God, the Bobcats will be extinct come 2014. Bring on the Hornets, baby.
Washington Wizards Alternate (circa 2009)
Although this selection is merely an alternate, this piece of clothing had no business on the hardwood. Kinda like their roster that year that proceeded to go 21-61. And it’s not like Hibachi was still doing his thing on the court like in 2006. Nevertheless, the color combo was just flat out atrocious. I cannot even describe to you the shade of “gold” that provides the background of the jersey. At least, the franchise is starting to get things right. They’ve got a good, young core in John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter and they’re sporting dope hybrid throwback/modern jerseys. Keep it up, D.C.
Milwaukee Bucks (circa 1998)
As much as I love my Ray Allen purple Bucks Jersey, the green one is just too much for me. Whoever thought green and purple complement each other should be fired at once. Perhaps, this is the same person who dealt Ray-Ray out of Mill Town in the first place.
While I’m not anti-deer, what the heck is one of them doing on the jersey? Did marketing think that the rest of league would be intimidated by its presence? Considering the fact that some lousy teams suited up in this attire, it would have been more fitting if a car ran over a deer on the front of the jersey. Talk about gruesome..
Los Angeles Clippers Alternate (circa 2012)
Although I’ve been known to be a proponent of baby blue, the Clips didn’t hit it out of the park with this one. The words “Los Angeles” look off-centered and are difficult to read because the red font doesn’t blend well. Alternate jerseys are meant to be cool so that fans will buy them. No one is buying this junk.
Phoenix Suns (circa 2006)
This jersey pissed me off more than most on this list. For a team so good, you’d think that they’d sport dope jerseys. While I understand the word “Phoenix” wouldn’t fit in that size font, how about changing the freaking design? This isn’t a plane ticket to Phoenix; it’s a basketball jersey! Next time, management should stop being so stingy and spend the extra money they’re pocketing to print the “o, e, n and i” on the jersey.
Indiana Pacers Throwbacks (circa 2012)
The Indiana Pacers are emerging as frontrunners in the Eastern Conference. Yet, why are they trying to bring back their lowly past? These gross throwbacks feature a royal-blue base coupled with one, weird yellow swirl/swiggle running down the side. Keep this one in the closet, Pacers equipment team..
Toronto Raptors Camouflage (circa 2008)
Given their size and physical features, dinosaurs would probably the worst hide-and-seek players on the face of the planet. So why try to disguise them? Considering management’s decisions over the past decade, it’s actually not a surprise that Chris Bosh and company were forced to sport these uniforms. Besides a couple of promising seasons, this group of guys was probably better off not showing up to the arena rather than try mesh in with the court.