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Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:06 pm
Edited on: May 10, 2011 2:08 pm
 
The Washington Wizards have unveiled new jerseys for the 2011-2012 NBA season. Posted by Ben Golliver.


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Despite the best efforts of Gilbert Arenas and Andray Blatche, the Wizards franchise has a long, proud basketball tradition, highlighted by four NBA Finals appearances in the 1970s and an NBA title in 1979. 

New Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis came to power promising change to a fan base that's dealt with far more than its far share of hijinks over the last few years. Not surprisingly, fans of the team have a nostalgic bent for the days when the franchise was still known as the Bullets and the jerseys came in patriotic red, white and blue. Leonsis understood this sentiment -- and the potential marketing and memorabilia power it represented -- and made it clear last year that new jerseys would be at the top of his agenda list.

On Tuesday, he delivered new home and away jerseys for the team (pictured above, courtesy of NBA.com). The jerseys return the team to a 1970s-style look and color scheme. The jerseys incorporate the Wizards logo across the chest and the shorts have a "DC" logo which features a twist on the "arms and ball" logo the team used in the 1990s. 

The throwback look fits the team's history and locale much better than the most recent dark blue designs, which seemed as contrived as the "Wizards" moniker. Love these new jerseys or hate them, at least they aren't these gold disasters. We can all agree on that.

The fan reaction over at BulletsForever.com seems mostly positive. "The colors are cool and so are the logos. Old school but with a fresh feel... MUCH better than the gold and blue we were rocking before," writes seewhite.

"Could not be any happier with them," agrees hibachi. "Honestly, they’re perfect."
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Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:27 pm
 

"WALL-BALL"

The next John Wall T-Shirt, "WALL BALL"





Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: May 12, 2011 8:25 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Got the new/old jerseys, now it's time for "WALL-BALL"!!



Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

It's an improvement but too busy.  Make the shoulders the same color as the rest of the jersey and it will be tight. And lose the little basketball on the back.

Jersey doesn't matter until they become the Bullets again.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Boy, are these things lame. First Golden State got away from a good logo and uniform, and now Washington goes with this disaster. To be fair, it's not like the Wizards are replacing anything good, but wow, are these bad.



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:56 am
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

allow to me add, the lamest uniforms out there right now are the ones that look simply corporate. You know those old Bullet teams were terrific teams. The new lame is Miami...........very pre-meditated "cool" which is , of course,  never cool.



Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:50 am
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

reminds me of the old Bullets unis from the era (Wes Unseld era) which is sort of cool.  Retro works up to a point. Certainly better than most of the generic stuff teams wear today. I vote yes.



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 10:48 am
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Evidently the Washington Wizards went to the guy who designed those ridiculous Chicago White Sox uniforms from the early '80's and said, "Can you make us something like that?" These look a little like the old Bullets uniforms, but the script looks like it was dreamed up in Microsoft Paint or something. Why not just go the whole nine yards and become the Bullets again? Wizards has been, and always will be, lame.



Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 6:15 am
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

gonna start calling them Wastington Pepsi and on home games diet Pepsi.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 11:08 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Excellent!! About time we get back to cool jerseys.  I miss the old school looks from back in the 1970's and 80's.  Just wish they would go back to the bullets old jersey.



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys



The look on their faces says it all. Maybe it'll grow on me by Independence Day, but for right now, I'm not feeling this....at all.


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