There are arguments as to why every team should give their jerseys a makeover, but some need this more than others. The jersey is the main representative of a team. When you walk into an arena, you see a sea of jerseys. They have different names on the backs, but they all represent the same thing.
Jerseys should also reflect what the organization is about. The Celtics, for example, have old-school looking jerseys because they are a historic team, and the jerseys reflect that. The Thunder are a new team, and that's why theirs look so much younger than the Cs.
These are seven teams who need a jersey makeover.
One of the most lackluster teams in the NBA, their jerseys truly reflect that. They cleaned house last year, and have been dealt some bad hands when it comes to draft picks, but they still aren't too exciting. This isn't to say their uniforms should do all the talking (Maryland football, I'm looking at you), but they could stand to spice things up.
Two stripes on a solid color isn't doing anything for anyone.
The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't terribly exciting to watch and their jerseys aren't much help.
Unfortunately, both “Cleveland” and “Cavaliers” are a bit long to put on a jersey. The colors are good, they just need a little change. Putting “Cavs” on the front instead of “Cavaliers,” for example.
This is something really simple that would give their look some oomph.
Much like the Nets, there isn't anything wrong with the Kings jerseys, as far as jerseys go, but there is a problem with the organization. There have been rumors for a few years now about the Kings moving to a new city. The fans are still very passionate about the team, and the owners claim to be, but there is still talk of moving.
Changing the jerseys would be more of a business move for them. If money is a problem, which it seems to be, the owners can create new jerseys and generate a ton of revenue from the sales. Also, it will likely make the fans even more enthusiastic about the team and organization, showing that they want to make things better.
The Milwaukee Bucks need an image overhaul more so than a new jersey. Do you fans really like looking like Christmas every time you support your team?
However, changing colors is a pretty big deal, so a simple change would be to use white as the main color and choose red or green and accent and pop colors. This way the colors are all still there, but it doesn't look like there should be an ugly sweater contest going on at halftime.
The Clippers are moving on up in the NBA, and their jerseys should reflect that.
Right now, they are sporting some patriotic colors, which is awesome! What's not so great though, is their cursive logo. Cursive? Really? They aren't even teaching cursive in schools anymore. If you're going to pick a font that says “We're here to win,” then don't pick one that's also used on invitations that say “Susie's First Birthday Party.”
The design needs a real makeover.
The Charlotte Bobcats need a whole lot of new stuff, but they particularly need new jerseys. They've got these pinstripe jerseys that end up looking like body suits.
Not even baseball players match this well. The matchy-matchy jerseys have got to go! Not that changing the jerseys is at the top of their to-do list right now, but it should be close.
The Atlanta Hawks have got to get their jersey game together. They've got three different things on their jerseys: Atlanta, ATL and Hawks. We get that you're proud of your team and city and all the different names they have, but settle on one. Pick one name, and stick with it.