One of the most anticipated changes Milwaukee Bucks fans hoped for with new owners was some kind of uniform change or alteration. Unfortunately, jerseys for the 2014-15 season were planned long in advance. But, the NBA is doing something unique for the teams that have won championships -- which means there will be a change after all.
Tennessee-based graphic designer Conrad Burry noticed it while flipping through his retailer-only catalog of jerseys for the upcoming season.
It's subtle, but noticeable. He noticed a gold tab on the collar.
ESPN.com reported that the gold tabs "would be the first league-wide championship badge ever used by one of the 'Big Four' North American professional sports leagues, and it is similar to the star system used by soccer teams to denote World Cup titles."
Personally, I love this idea. Championships are hard to come by, and this is a great way to for the NBA to work in a uniform change and honor its past champions.
This opens the door for other ideas, or different ways to acknowledge teams like Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles that have multiple titles. But, one step at a time.
This is especially good timing for the Bucks, who now make sure "championship caliber" is peppered throughout discussions regarding the future the franchise under new co-owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens.
The owners are doing it right by harkening back to those championship days in the 1970s, and the league did them an unintended solid in deciding to add this to the jerseys.
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