There are few things the internet comes together in agreement on anymore, but one of them is universally hating on newly stylized uniforms. Some of this distaste is a product of us being creatures of habit, but most of it is because many of the remixed uniforms are very bad.
Sports Illustrated’s NBA preview cover this year features the Los Angeles Clippers’ new ‘City Edition’ jerseys for the 2019-20 season, which they will wear for their November 22nd home game against the Rockets and again on Christmas Day against the Lakers.
Dare I say, I genuinely believe these to be dope.
If that font rings familiar, maybe this image will help jog your memory.
This is no coincidence.
The Clippers Nike City Edition jerseys were designed by Los Angeles artist Mister Cartoon, the same artist who incorporated the Old English gang scrawl seen throughout “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.” Cartoon has tattooed the bodies of Kobe Bryant, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem, Travis Barker, and several other celebrities. In 2005, Nike hired Cartoon, who’s designed clothing for brands like Levis and Supreme, to create limited editions of its Air Force 1 and Cortez shoes.
Cartoon’s newest creation earned him some hate from the always-hating Twitter-verse.
The internet is a zero sum game.