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The NBA’s 10 Best Current Home Uniforms.

It’s been a while since we posted an article, but with the Playoffs approaching, we felt an article was necessary.
I will start off with the 10 Best Current Home Uniforms.

10. Oklahoma City Thunder

There is nothing to exciting or unique about the Thunder’s home uniform, but it just works.  Maybe it’s the white base with the Sky blue, orange and yellow flair, but something on this jersey just clicks. No one else in the league uses this electric colour scheme, but the Thunder manage to pull it off. This jersey is simple and effective.

9. Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets jersey shouldn’t work. With sky blue, yellow and white the three colours, this jersey shouldn’t look as cool as it does. But it does. The way ‘NUGGETS’ is written looks very classy, with the yellow and black lining on the lettering, with a matching number. The trimming suits this jersey perfectly and really highlights the white. Despite this, the sky blue, yellow and white is a boring colour scheme, with that being the reason this jersey didn’t rank higher.

8. Orlando Magic

Jameer Nelson Jameer Nelson #14 of the Orlando Magic brings the ball upcourt against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game on November 11, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

All Orlando jersey’s are some of the best in the league and this is no exception. The pinstripes make this jersey look classy and sheikh. The trimming is suitable and helps the uniform to get that classy look. The lettering and number both suit this jersey to perfection, adding a little colour to an otherwise white jersey. The only criticism is the bland colour scheme, with a little more blue variety required to make this a top 5 jersey.

7. San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio have been wearing this uniform since the beginning of time. Okay, so maybe not that long, but their jersey doesn’t change a lot. The classic colour scheme of white, black and grey can never go wrong, making the jersey look very slick. This jersey would be a little bland, but the classic Spur in place of the ‘U’ just adds a magical feel to this jersey. Add some Big 3 brilliance and you get one of the best uni’s in the NBA.

6. Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz jersey is innovation at it’s best. Whether it be the ‘J’ made into a musical note, the Navy, Green and Yellow colouring system or the 3-dimensional numbers, they just seem to work.
These jerseys go underrated in the league, with the Jazz having limited success of late, but if the Salt Lake City based team go into championship contention, expect these jerseys to be very popular.
The numeral on the uniform not adding any excitement or flavour to the jersey is this brilliant uni’s only downfall.

5. Portland Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers home uniform is awesome.
With the slanted writing, neat number and cool slanted horizontal stripes, it just works.
The red, black and white colour scheme just works, with the unique touch of the  red and black stripe adding flavour to this appealing uniform.
Portland have rarely changed this jersey throughout their time and rightfully so!
Without a doubt one of the best in the NBA, Portland got it right.

4. Los Angeles Clippers

The LA Clippers uniform is classy in every way. The blue font on the ‘Clippers’ looks extremely stylish presented with a red outline. It is slanted nicely to give a nice difference to the bold red number. The trimming of this jersey is a top class job, as a blue or red outline would make the jersey overpowered, but the plain white looks very cool. The neck is unusual in the NBA, the only jersey with it, but it does look good, add the LAC just below it and this jersey is special.

3. Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers jersey holds the most tradition of any jersey in the NBA. Many stars of this league from Wilt Chamberlain & Magic Johnson to  Jerry West & Kobe Bryant have worn this jersey with pride.  But beyond the tradition, this is just an all round great jersey. The yellow, purple and white go beautifully together and the basic nature of the jersey really works. The trim for the neck and shoulders is second to none, whilst the font is very nice. The purple stripe down the side of the jersey is a nice touch also. A great jersey.

2. Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls home uniform is much like the Lakers, in the tradition it holds. But this uni goes further than the Lakers. The large red font on the jersey, with a slight black outline is truly marvelous. The trimming on the jersey, with red, black and white is plain, but it just works. The red diamond on the shorts, with a black outlining is a very nice touch, with the bull in the middle adding character. This jersey was made by the likes of Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen, with some people saying that it was just the players making it nice, that it wasn’t a good jersey, but if it can look good on Joakim Noah, it can look good on anyone.

1. Brooklyn Nets

The best home uniform in the NBA also happens to be the newest. With many predictions on what this jersey was going to be like, Jay-Z and the team at the Nets produced one for the ages. The basic structure of this uni is what makes it stand out. As we covered with the San Antonio Spurs, the Black and White colour scheme never fails, but Brooklyn have taken it a step further. The trimming is very clean, with the ‘V-Neck’ adding to the already classy look. The font is excellent and is matched perfectly by a slightly larger number. On the shorts, a small Brooklyn logo is all that is required, not giving it a ‘try-hard’ feel. This uniform works on every level.

Well, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoyed this article and I look forward to more in the near future.

Yours in Basketball,

Elliott03. 

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About elliott03

Elliott Hoffmann is the chief writer, analyst and co-founder of the Point Forward Podcast. A basketball agnostic with a soft spot for the Thunder, Kings and Pistons, tune into the Point Forward Podcast and you’ll often find him spruiking the wonderfulness of Russell Westbrook or contemplating the dysfunctional Kings. Elliott is a big fan of X’s and O’s and a user of analytics, all whilst still believing in team chemistry and longevity. He is the current owner of a Westbrook Christmas Day jersey, McGrady cartoon Raptor jersey and is looking to further that collection. On the court, he's a pass first Point Guard (capable of playing Shooting Guard as well), who loves knocking down a corner three and not defending – think Jarrett Jack. Outside of basketball, he can be found watching cricket or AFL, playing chess or looking up more basketball stats. Idol: Zach Lowe. Twitter: @PFPElliott

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