July 19, 2017
The NBA is taking an interesting, new approach to jerseys for the 2017-18 season with Nike taking over for adidas.
Home and away distinctions are being thrown out the window; instead, teams will have four jerseys — "Association" and "Icon" editions, as well as two inspired by the players themselves and the communities they represent.
This would seem to open up a lot of possibilities for the new designs. The NBA has only given a glimpse of the reigning-champion Golden State Warriors' new digs, and the only team to unveil theirs so far has been the Sacramento Kings, as Crossing Broad pointed out.
As basketball fans await the rest of the new designs to drop, one man has taken a crack at his own versions of the Nike jerseys. Brian Begley, a New Jersey-based graphic designer, has been showing his interpretation of what the jerseys will look like on his Instagram account.
For the Sixers, he made subtle changes to the current uniforms, included a "nod to the 70s" and even a version of Allen Iverson's rookie jersey.
Here are a few of my other personal favorites from Begley's designs (you can check out the rest on his Instagram account).
Love the way the 90s logo is subtly integrated into the third design.
The horizontal stripes in the first design are a nice addition but not obnoxious.
Any jersey scheme that includes this design is encouraged.
The middle three designs are simple ways to improve terribly boring jerseys for a terribly boring team after losing Paul George.