Teams in the NBA seem to change their jersey styles more than teams in any other sport, and for a variety of reasons.
The mark of a new era, a new owner coming in and making sweeping changes or just the desire to change a stale and stagnant design have been good reasons in the past, and it has usually led to a team throwing together a new design almost every year.
Most recently, the Washington Wizards changed their jersey style in a move that was undeniably for the better—most would agree—as what they have now is a nod to the Washington Bullets' jerseys of old.
So, in a tribute to the history of this great sport, I've compiled a little list of the greatest jerseys in NBA history, and to put them in perspective as far as time period goes, I've picked out a player who personified each jersey in his days with the team.
Lead image courtesy of OperationSports.com.