NBA teams are defined by their jerseys. Representing their city and their team, a uniform is what they wear every time they grace the NBA hardwood. Classic uniforms and logos is what teams will be remembered by, like the Celtics green or the purple and gold of the Lakers. Whatever it is, a team is proud of their jerseys.
The problem is, some of these jerseys were the uniforms they wore almost every game for years! At least some of these teams only brought these terrible jerseys out once in a while. These jerseys include any home, away, alternate, or throwback jerseys that NBA franchises would like to forget.
There have been more jerseys being produced in recent years, as teams have alternates, alternates with sleeves, throwbacks, etc... This has led the way for even more bad jerseys to surface, as many of these sleeved jerseys just don't look right for the sport.
There are some teams excluded from this list because some organizations have relocated and have not been established for very long. Remember, these are OPINIONS. Hopefully this sparks a debate wherever you are reading this. I bet it will.
29 Atlanta Hawks: Alternate 2006-07
28 Boston Celtics: Alternate 2014-15
27 New Jersey Nets: 1990-1997
26 Charlotte Bobcats: 2008-2011
25 Chicago Bulls: Stag Throwbacks - 2005
24 Cleveland Cavaliers: 1970-1974
23 Dallas Mavericks: Alternate 2003
22 Denver Nuggets: Alternate 1981-1985
21 Detroit Pistons: 1995-2001
20 Golden State Warriors: Alternate Pinstripe Sleeves
19 Houston Rockets: 1996-2002
18 Indiana Pacers: "Hickory High" 2015-
17 Los Angeles Clippers: Alternate 2015-
16 Los Angeles Lakers: Alternate 2004
15 Memphis Grizzlies: Tam Throwback 2012
14 Miami Heat: Floridian Throwback 2005-2006
13 Milwaukee Bucks: 1994-2001
12 Minnesota Timberwolves: 1989-1995
11 New York Knicks: St. Patrick's Day 2006-2012
Why would they ever? Don't give the Knicks a green jersey. Just don't. St. Patrick's Day jerseys in general just seem to scream of a cash grab by teams and even the proudest of Irish folk shouldn't waste their money buying one of these.
10 Oklahoma City Thunder: Alternate 2015-
9 Orlando Magic: 1998-2000
8 Philadelphia 76ers: 1991-1994
7 Phoenix Suns: 2003-2012
6 Portland Trail Blazers: 1972-1976
5 Sacramento Kings: 2011
4 San Antonio Spurs: Alternate 2012-13
3 Toronto Raptors: 2011-2012
2 Utah Jazz: 2004-2009
1 Washington Wizards: 2015-
These new Wizards alternates are trying to recreate the old Bullets uniforms. Bad. I mean I can't get over the lines connecting throughout the shorts and the jersey. It ruins the jersey completely and looks just too strange. What if the shorts aren't adjusted properly? What if the shirt moves offset and the line is disconnected?
Sometimes, things are best left in the past.
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