Still killing time in August. So why not rank uniforms?
Paul Lukas of Uni Watch on ESPN.com ranked the NBA uniforms and admits fashion is completely subjective. It is hard to argue with the simplistic and classic Celtics, Lakers and Spurs are three of the top uniforms in the league. Lukas favors green and stripes and hates purple (which, for me as a Northwestern alumnus and fan, automatically makes his opinion pretty pointless).
So when the Magic come in at No. 28, even one spot lower than last year, it is time to ask, What have we done wrong? Here is Lukas' explanation:
Orlando's original uni set felt like a fun party. Over the years they've chipped away at that design, removing most of the interesting details, and all that's left now is a boring, watered-down version of the original. Disappointing.
No argument on the analysis. The Magic's original uniforms were essentially the style of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Fans absolutely love the pinstripes. But they are certainly out of time now and a straight pinstripe uniform -- like what the Hornets were wearing last year -- does not quite work. The current uniforms are a modern turn to the originals of the first 10 years of the organization.
Considering where the Magic went after those pinstriped uniforms -- particularly the uniforms they wore from 2004 until 2008 -- this is not even the most simplistic thing they wore. This is a watered-down version of those original, but they are still the second best uniforms the Magic have ever worn.
So why are they 28th?no comments