Monthly Archives: November 2019

LA Clippers unveil new City Edition jersey and court

The Clippers City Edition jersey honors the signature style of L.A. icon Mister Cartoon.

The L.A. Clippers have unveiled this year’s Nike City Edition jersey, which celebrates the authentic spirit of L.A. street culture. The City Edition jersey features a LOS ANGELES wordmark in Old English font inspired by world-renown artist, and L.A. icon, Mister Cartoon’s hand-rendered, black and grey designs that became synonymous with L.A. street life and West Coast hip hop culture. The jersey’s color palette is predominantly white and black with hints of blue and red, a nod to Cartoon’s signature style, and Clippers’ core red and blue. Fans can visit www.clippers.com/cityedition to learn more.

The Clippers will first wear the new uniforms at home tonight against the Houston Rockets, as well as 16 other games throughout the 2019-20 season, including on Christmas Day against the Los Angeles Lakers.

“We were inspired by the career of Mister Cartoon, an artist whose work evokes the values of our city and our team: tough, resilient, persistent,” said Gillian Zucker, President of Business Operations. “Mister Cartoon’s style resonates throughout Los Angeles, highlighting the history and diversity of the city, and we believe this campaign does the same.”

“I am grateful that my art is the inspiration for this year’s Clippers City Edition,” said Mister Cartoon. “I am excited to be a part of this west coast movement that the Clippers have started, showing up every day and working hard to achieve success; it’s a great reflection of the city that I love.”

Also, for the first time, a City Edition Court will accompany the jerseys. The court design will feature Los Angeles geography woven into the court’s black apron through lines mapping out the city’s roads and highways, a black three-second area, symbolic of the team’s blacktop mentality, and the LOS ANGELES wordmark at center court.

Get your Dallas Mavericks Nike City Edition jerseys now

The new Dallas Mavericks City Edition jerseys for the 2019-20 season are now at Fanatics. They just went live this morning, so act fast to get yours.

Nike’s line of City Edition jerseys has been awesome from the get-go. Nothing is different this year, because the Dallas Mavericks City Edition jerseys are straight fire.

And you can order yours now.

These obviously look awesome, and they’d make a great gift with the holidays being just around the corner. But if you just want to spoil yourself, go for it – because you deserve it. After all, you’ve been good this year!

You’ll also notice a slew of other City Edition merchandise – like hoodies, t-shirts and hats. Please note that all of these items are schedule to ship no later than December 13. In other words, if you’re hoping to wrap one up and stick it under the tree, you’ll be able to do so.

So really, what are you waiting for? There’s no better way to kick off a long Thanksgiving weekend than with a bold new look like Nike’s City Edition merch.

Happy Holidays and happy shopping, FanSiders!

hammer down cancer jersey auction

AUCTION

On Saturday, Feb. 9, Purdue men’s basketball will host its annual Hammer Down Cancer game when the Boilermakers take on Nebraska at 8:30 p.m. at Mackey Arena. The team will be wearing custom black Hammer Down Cancer jerseys, which will feature grey and neon yellow accents. Neon yellow is the color that the Purdue Center for Cancer Research uses to represent cancers survivors and fighters of all types of cancer.

Each player’s jersey, along with a special custom shooting shirt, will be auctioned off online through the Purdue Athletics website before the game. All proceeds will go to the Tyler Trent Endowment Fund at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.

The auctions will be open to all fans. The custom shooting shirt auction will end Thursday, Jan. 24, at noon ET, and the jersey auction will end Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. ET.

JERSEY

These special-edition jerseys are official Nike basketball jerseys, adorned with grey stripes down the sides that align with the shorts. On the front of the jersey, the traditional Purdue jersey wordmark is upgraded with neon yellow to represent all cancer survivors. The back of the jersey features the signature Hammer Down Cancer logo, shared across multiple Purdue Athletics events. Both the front and the back of the jersey features the player’s number, also upgraded with neon yellow.

SHOOTING SHIRTHCD Tyler

The team will be wearing unique shooting shirts for this game that fans also can bid on in the auction. The black Nike shooting shirt will be adorned with our Hammer Down Cancer logo on the front, but the magic comes when we look at the back of the jersey.

The winning bidder will have the chance to provide a custom message of encouragement to be printed on the back of the shooting shirt for the cancer survivor or fighter in their life. Examples include “In memory of _____,” “Keep fighting _____,” “#TylerStrong,” etc.

TYLER TRENT ENDOWNMENT FUND

The Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment will fund cancer research at the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research. The Walther Cancer Foundation will match every gift donated to the endowment, dollar for dollar.

The research being done through your support will focus on investigating cancers where they begin – at the cellular level – to examine the cause of, and cure for, cancer. Doctors and scientists throughout the world use our discoveries to develop methods, medicines, and medical devices to save and enhance patient lives.

“Without donations, research cannot get done, and the research being done
will IMPACT generations to come.” – Tyler Trent

LeBron James & Lonzo Ball Jerseys At Center Of Massive Lawsuit

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball are at the center of a nasty legal battle with a memorabilia company and the NBA.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Hall of Fame Sports Memorabilia has filed suit against NBA Properties.

The company has been in the business of selling authentic autographed sports memorabilia and custom sports jerseys since 2012. They sell the majority of their jerseys online and through third party sites like Amazon and eBay.

Hall of Fame says their custom jerseys are “designed to be autographable collectible items.”

“The jerseys show names and numbers, but do not display any professional sports team’s name or logo, nor do they display any mark or logo of the National Basketball Association (“NBA”). They differ from NBA-licensed jerseys in numerous other respects, including, e.g., differences in color scheme and type font.”

Hall of Fame says all their listings have a disclaimer noting the product is not associated with any professional sports league.

The company says NBA properties started to contact eBay in September 2019. They accused Hall of Fame of selling “counterfeit” jerseys and trademark infringement. NBA properties caused several posts to be removed by the auction site.

The listings that were removed included an Anthon Davis #3 Los Angeles Yellow Custom Stitched Jersey, Anthony Davis #23 Los Angeles Yellow Custom Stitched Jersey, Lonzo Ball New Orleans Blue Custom Stitched Jersey, Zion Williamson New Orleans Red Custom Stitched Jersey, LeBron James #6 Los Angeles Yellow Custom Stitched Jersey and another LeBron posting.

Further, they say eBay suspended their account for a week and caused them financial harm.

Hall of Fame is asking a judge to find their sale of custom sports jerseys does not infringe on the NBA’s trademarks.

 

Former Clippers: Tobias Harris auctioning off game-worn jersey for charity

The Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris is auctioning off a game-worn LA Clippers jersey to help fund safe water systems in Kenya.

Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers are off to a great start this season, with only one loss on their record. What’s more impressive though is what he is doing off the court. Harris is joining Underdogs United in their support for safe drinking water in Kenya by auctioning off a game-worn LA Clippers jersey.

Bids can be placed on the jersey online and can be done so anonymously if you choose to do so. As of the time of writing, the auction has a little over six days and eleven hours remaining. The current highest bid is $60.00.

Other athletes with jerseys currently available for auction include JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jordan Mickey of the Miami Heat, and Ryan Anderson of the Washington Redskins. More are sure to be added later.

The proceeds go to Underdogs United. From their site:

Underdogs United is a mission-driven company that helps athletes exchange their jerseys for impact and designs sportswear with clean water solutions stitched in. Through our partnership with Impact Water, we fund clean water initiatives for schools in rural Kenya, in the same communities where all of our design and stitching is done too. We employ Kenyan artisans at fair wages and make long-term commitments to the communities where we work.

Athletes who donate their signed jerseys receive a custom stitched jersey from Kenyan artisans. You can view the jerseys of other participating athletes such as Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, and Fred VanVleet on Underdogs United’s site.

This program isn’t the only thing Tobias has been up to. A couple of weeks ago it was announced that he would donate $1 million to assist communities in the city of Philadelphia.

There’s a reason Tobias was such a fan favorite for Clipper Nation, despite only being with the team for 82 games over two seasons. It’s great to see players like Tobias getting involved in both their local communities and abroad in order to help future generations.

If you win that auction, make sure to tweet out a photo and tag us on Twitter! I’ll be placing a bid, so let’s all get out there and help get water to those who need it!

Atlanta Hawks Announce Preorders of New Peachtree Nike City Edition Uniforms Beginning Nov. 20

Debut of the 2019-20 Peach and Black Set Will Be Accompanied by Matching Court and Special Retail Collection

The Atlanta Hawks have announced plans to officially debut their new Nike City Edition uniform at the Nov. 20 game versus the Milwaukee Bucks. This year’s release of the city-themed kit is based on the name of the ubiquitous Atlanta street and will available on the same day for pre-order at hawks.com/Peachtree. The uniform, which will be accompanied by a corresponding custom court for home appearances, will be worn by the team 11 times throughout the season at State Farm Arena. The dates for the “Peachtree Nights” are:

  • 11/20 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
  • 12/2 vs. Golden State
  • 12/4 vs. Brooklyn Nets
  • 12/15 vs. Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1/18 vs. Detroit Pistons
  • 1/20 vs. Toronto Raptors
  • 1/22 vs. Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2/20 vs. Miami Heat
  • 2/22 vs. Dallas Mavericks
  • 3/31 vs. New Orleans Pelicans
  • 4/7 vs. Detroit Pistons

The Hawks Peachtree City Edition uniform is a bold statement in black with eye-popping accents of peach for an exciting new colorway. It signifies strength (black) and a spirit renewal (peach) with the name of the iconic avenue emblazed across the chest. Distinctive details include the famous “ATL” designation at the waistband, the peach/basketball hybrid symbol at the knee, and the jersey patch of the Atlanta-based digital healthcare company Sharecare.

“The Atlanta Hawks are paying homage to Atlanta culture with our new Nike City Edition unis,” said Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Proctor. “Peachtree symbolizes the streets that connect our neighborhoods, from Bankhead to Buckhead, from the West End to East Atlanta Village, and all throughout the metro Atlanta area.”

Along with the special uniform and court, the Peachtree Night games will highlight the distinctive and exceptional symbols of Atlanta from food and music to personalities and landmarks. The Hawks’ award-winning retail department will debut its coordinated “Peach & Black” collection that features a full line of apparel for both men and women on Nov. 27. The line will be available at team stores both in-arena and online.

Nike introduced the NBA City Edition uniforms in 2017 as designed to “represent insights and emotion from the court to the upper deck to the cities’ streets, in pursuit of a unique way to capture each team and its city in a way that respects the past and present of the clubs while also positioning them for the future.”

Charlotte Hornets new uniform color is a franchise first, team officials say

A day after forward Miles Bridges leaked the news on Instagram, the NBA Charlotte Hornets on Friday unveiled their first gray uniform in franchise history.

“For those of you who don’t follow @MilesBridges on Instagram…our 2019-20 City Edition Uniforms have arrived,” the Hornets tweeted with the hashtag AllFly.

Bridges posted a video to his 317,000 Instagram followers Thursday of what appeared to be a new alternate team jersey, The Charlotte Observer reported that day.

On his Instagram story, Bridges and teammates PJ Washington and Devonte Graham were posing for a photo shoot in a light gray jersey with a purple “CHA” and teal and purple trim.

Friday morning, the team made the new design official.

“The Charlotte Hornets today are celebrating Cool Gray Friday with the unveiling of a new, cool gray City Edition uniform to be worn during the 2019-20 season, in association with Official Jersey Patch Partner LendingTree,” team officials posted with a 30-second YouTube video.

Players are scheduled to wear the uniforms starting at home Dec. 6 against the Brooklyn Nets and then four more times at Spectrum Center games and 10 times on the road.

“Cool gray” became an accent color on Hornets uniforms when the Hornets name returned to Charlotte in 2014, according to the team.

The City Edition officially unveiled by the team Friday morning features an entirely new design, including a cell pattern on both sides of the jersey and shorts.

While some fans want “CLT” back on the uniforms instead of “CHA,” social media generally praised the City Edition jerseys and shorts.

“Dope!” one fan tweeted.

“Can I buy a custom one?” another fan asked.