Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Customs. Kickin' It Old School.

Several NBA teams are celebrating their ABA heritage this season by wearing throwbacks. I figured I would honor those NBA teams who are honoring ABA teams by creating a few custom cards. Honorable, no? Here you go.

The New Jersey Nets are paying tribute to the New York Nets before they soon become the Brooklyn Nets. Follow? Anyway, this is pretty much the only iconic look the Nets have ever had in my opinion. Deron should have grown a big ol' fro to honor the Doctor as well.

Ricky and the rest of the Wolves will play as the Muskies. For those of you who don't know, a Muskie is a big, mean looking fish with some sharp teeth. Kinda like a Timberwolf of the water.

The Clippers return to their wonderful baby blues, but in the form of the Los Angeles Stars not the San Diego Clippers. In my humble opinion, they need to make this color switch back permanent.

LeBron shows that real men can wear pink and just like the Clips, I'd like to see Miami make this color scheme change stick for awhile as well. Might as well, change the name too! I've never liked the name Heat.

The Pacers are sporting their racing stripe look, which I personally don't really care for. I like the multiple stripes up the side, but the single yellow stripe across the front and over the shoulder is weird! It's just a little to 1970 ABA for my tastes.

Speaking of weird, the Grizzlies are masquerading as the Memphis Tams complete with the mismatched jersey and shorts. While we don't see this often anymore, I don't mind it. It reminds me of my junior high days when we wore blue tops/white bottoms and my freshman season which was red tops/black bottoms. I actually think I'm one of the very few who even liked the gold over black that the Wizards sported a few years ago. Call me crazy! I hope you enjoyed this little blast from the past. At least we don't have to see any short shorts this time around! Later.


  1. Love the colors and pic choices. Good Stuff!!!

  2. Great cards! I'm definitely a fan of the mismatched jersey and shorts, especially with the color combo matching on the card boarder. Nice touch!