NBA 2021/22 season “diamond” theme logo
New fans will surely ask, what will happen on the court on the 75th anniversary of the NBA? And what you jersey heads are most concerned about must be the NBA new season jerseys will appear how the changes?
Before the dust settles on the new season, along with all kinds of news and rumors, today Jerseyheads will take you to jersey equipment perspective a brief review of the NBA 25th, 35th and 50th anniversaries, after reading you will certainly be more looking forward to the new season.
1970/71 25th anniversary (25th season)
The 1970/71 season coincided with the 25th season of the NBA’s existence, and all teams in the NBA added patches of the NBA logo to their in-game pants this season. This was the first time that the NBA had an organized effort to have its teams add the league logo in an era when teams were still responsible for designing and ordering their own uniforms.
In 1969, the NBA’s “Dribbling Villain” logo was introduced in the midst of a fierce rivalry between the NBA and the ABA. The 25th anniversary of this patch was certainly a message of the NBA’s long history (compared to the ABA, which was founded in 1967) to the audience at the time, and also set a precedent for the league’s anniversary patch culture.
The patches on the 1970/71 game pants, with the incorporation of silver threads, fit perfectly with the 25th anniversary theme.
1980/81 35th anniversary (35th season)
Ten years later, the NBA once again let each team embroider the 35th anniversary patch on their pants in the 1980/81 season, while the patch was also added to their warm-up uniforms. This time the patch was specially added with the words “35th Anniversary” to distinguish the regular NBA logo.
1996/97 50th anniversary (51st season)
By the 1996/97 season the NBA ushered in its 51st season, when the influence of the NBA league had gone international, and the NBA placed its 50th anniversary on its 51st season.
On November 1, 1946, the first game of the NBA was played at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The New York Knicks eventually won a close game against the Toronto Huskies, while the Huskies disbanded after the 1946/47 season.
After exactly 50 years, on November 1, 1996, the New York Knicks visited Toronto again, only this time the opponent was replaced by the league’s newest team, the Toronto Raptors. But the league was prepared for this game, and instead of wearing regular jerseys and pants, both teams changed into a vintage jersey.
On November 1, 1996, exactly 50 years later, the Toronto-New York battle was played again.
As it turns out, the league arranged for a handful of teams to wear vintage styles of jerseys from their team’s history in a handful of games during the 1996/97 season. In this game, the Raptors wore the 1946/47 Huskies style, no doubt paying homage to the first season of the NBA, while the Knicks wore a jersey style that is suspected to have never actually existed.
Almost all teams with a little history have brought out their own retro jerseys. And even the referees have changed into vintage style uniforms for certain games.
In addition, you will also notice that the common blue and red dribbler logo on the jersey was turned into skeleton gold in the 1996/97 season, and gold is the representative color of the 50th anniversary.
And players warm-up clothes, referee uniforms and even the floor of this season’s court all appeared on the NBA’s 50th anniversary special logo.
During that year’s All-Star Game, 47 of the league’s 50 Greatest Stars of the 50 years were gathered together. The league also released rare vintage jerseys for many of these players (not all of these vintage styles were seen on the field that season).
A product poster of the year, can you recognize the owners of all four jerseys? Only 200 pieces of Jordan rookie vintage game level jerseys have been sold.
Even the former rival ABA style jersey has become a retro NBA jersey at this time.
2021/22 75th anniversary (76th season)
Turning to the 75th year of the NBA. With the previous silver 25th anniversary and gold 50th anniversary, the diamond 75th anniversary theme is not difficult to understand.
And when we look closely at the details of the spy jerseys again, the appearance of the diamond element makes sense.
The previous eight spy photos of the “history mixed style” jerseys, but more like the 75th anniversary of the launch of the historical tribute style (like the 50th anniversary of the launch of a variety of retro models).