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Cursive Writing Makes Comeback — on the Hardcourt

Click to enlarge Reader Bryan Beban tipped me off yesterday to something interesting: The road uniforms for Eastern Washington — a school that plays in the Big Sky Conference — …

On Purple Amnesty Day, Uni Aesthetics Take A Hit

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken We all have our good days and our bad days. Uniforms? Yep, they work that way too. Yesterday was (as you should all be aware) …

Flag on Uniform Prompted Objection Back in 1970

Click to enlarge When the ABA’s Los Angeles Stars moved to Utah in 1970 and became the Utah Stars, they wore two flag patches on their shorts — an American …

The First Pro Basketball Team To Wear Ad Patches

[Editor’s Note: Today we have an excellent entry by our own Mike Chamernik, who’s going to enlighten us on an important chapter in uniform history that has largely been forgotten. …

All They Needed Was a Red, White, and Blue Ball

Really fun game last night in Memphis, as the Grizzlies debuted their Memphis Sounds throwbacks. I love it when the old ABA designs get resurrected, and I also like it …

A Major St. Paddy’s Day Historical Find

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Monday, which means teams from around the sports world will be wearing green. Many of you probably know that this gimmick-turned-tradition was pioneered …

Auction Action, Hardcourt Edition

As you may have noticed over in the left sidebar, our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions are running their annual NBA Hall of Fame catalog auction. As usual, a bunch …

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh…kinda

By Phil Hecken With the NBA tipping off a short while ago, and the college basketball season kicking off last evening, (and if you missed Paul’s ESPN College Hoops Preview, …

Auction Action, Basketball Edition

The final installment of the Uni Watch Power Rankings is now up and running. Thanks for a fun week, everyone. Meanwhile: Our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions are running their …

Uni Watch Art Project: Logo-rific!

Longtime reader/contributor/genius Marty Hick recently told me about an interesting project he’s been working on: He finds old paintings in thrift stores and then paints old NBA and ABA logos …