NBA Jerseys To Honor Past Champions
By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The NBA has made quite the habit in recent years of making changes to their uniforms. NBA teams have a ton of throwbacks, uniforms for Christmas, uniforms for St. Patty’s day, uniforms for Hispanic Heritage, uniforms with nicknames on the back and of course uniforms with sleeves. There also the rumors that the league will consider adding advertisements to jerseys.
There is another innovation coming to NBA uniforms and this one should include the Sixers.
According to Conrad Burry, all NBA teams that won an NBA championship in their franchise history will have a gold tab on the back side of their collar to denote the title. Burry confirmed that the change was spotted in an adidas catalog that he obtained which showed NBA merchandise for the upcoming season.
The NBA will be a pioneer here in America. None of the other major leagues use a universal symbol to show its teams accomplishments. You may be familiar with the stars that appear on the jerseys of some soccer national and club teams to symbolize important titles that the team has won such as The World Cup.
Each team will only have one gold tab on the back of their jerseys so Celtics players will not have to deal with 17 gold tags on their collar.
The club that will don the tags is going to be somewhat exclusive. Out of 30 NBA teams, 13 have never won an NBA title. Those teams are Phoenix, Cleveland, L.A. Clippers, Utah, Denver, Indiana, Brooklyn, New Orleans, Minnesota, Orlando, Memphis, Toronto and Charlotte.
While the young, rebuilding Sixers work toward winning the franchise its first title since 1983, they will have a little reminder on their jersey of where the team has been and where they hope to go.
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