For millions of sports fans, their favorite team’s logo and jersey symbolize the spirit of the hometown they are rooting for. For decades, team jerseys were designed to inspire fans with their unique and creative looks.
With the release of the new San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves jerseys, the NBA is throwing creativity out the window for “modern” designs – and the fans are pissed.
Here is the classic Spurs design, with custom and unique lettering.
It’s an iconic design, that the NBA and Nike are doing away with in favor of a dulled down jersey that is objectively worse than the previous design.
The “hype” video for the new Spurs jerseys even includes weird “modern” music that seems entirely out of place for music meant to promote a basketball team.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) August 11, 2017
Twitter users noticed that stark lack of character in the new jerseys.
Does Nike just not allow creativity on a Jersey? You must have argued with them over this right? Because you know hype for nothin'. pic.twitter.com/Gh8Q0twGt8
— FuturamaExpress (@FuturamaHD1) August 11, 2017
— John (@MrNumberrrrTwo) August 11, 2017
Whoever made these jerseys dropped the ball
— 🏆 (@2kPointGOD69) August 11, 2017
— The Other Guy (@sananto0606) August 11, 2017
A tweet leaking images of the Minnesota Timberwolves’s new jerseys received similar reactions.
— Conrad Burry 🔴🐐🎨 (@conradburry) August 10, 2017
Minnesota has no identity now 🌲👎🏼
— Aaron Masik (@MASIK8) August 10, 2017
No green?! Not even as an accent? Epic fail. These are beyond boring. @Timberwolves blew a chance of going old school with a modern look.
— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) August 10, 2017
Here is what the classic Timberwolves jerseys looked like.
Conservative commentator Paul Joseph Watson has explained at great length why modern art and modern architecture have been intentionally designed to dampen the human spirit.
Are the new jerseys part of an intentional trend to make humans into conforming robots through bland, uninspiring artwork, or did the NBA’s designers just drop the ball?