Aaron Williams gives his take on the Christmas Day uniforms for the Los Angeles Clippers.
They’re here! Here’s a first look at our Christmas Day uniforms. 🏀🌲🎁 pic.twitter.com/BmEgYqnGwZ
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) October 30, 2015
The NBA and Adidas released promotional preview images of the uniforms for the 2015 Christmas day slate of games, and at least as far as Twitter is concerned, they’ve been a resounding success. In the case of the holiday jerseys for the Los Angeles Clippers, most accounts consider them anywhere from one hundred to at least a million times better than the current rebrand.
Gorgeously designed, the new jerseys feature a holiday-inspired script for the Clippers team name, an asymmetrically-oriented player number on the front, and a simple – yet striking – color scheme of red-and-white that foregoes all the distracting black lines and shading from the regular season kit.
While I personally pretty desperately wish they’d move away from the v-necked design, all-in-all, the holiday-themed uniforms are vastly preferable to the ones we’ll be seeing for most of the 82-game season.
Unfortunately for the sartorially-inclined among us, the Clippers are stuck with the recent re-design uniforms for at least three years — that is, unless Mr. Ballmer would like to add to his two billion dollar investment. Which brings up an interesting proposition: Wouldn’t it be great if the Clippers could trade in their less-stellar, regular-season uniforms for the newer, more festive ones? Clipper Nation would certainly feel a bit more jolly if these Yuletide wonders could be seen more often throughout the year.
Here’s hoping the normal uniforms grow on us as the regular season progresses, and looking forward to the awesome Christmas gift we know we’re getting this holiday season.
The rest of the Christmas day jerseys can be seen here.