Monday, July 18, 2005

Looking Back to Throwback

Thought the Warriors Nation might be interested in this list, since the Warriors definitely represent on the jersey front.

[syndicated from The Free Shai World Report]

Time for some jersey fun! Let's take a look back on the threads of yester-year with a top 10 countdown of the flyest jerseys to grace the hardwood.


1966 Philadelphia Sixers
Originally uploaded by atma brother #1.
1966 Philadelphia Sixers
I thought this half and half jersey was a great way to kick things off. One question though- back in the day when heads used to tuck their shirts in and pull up their shorts so high that they'd get wedgies-- did you only see the blue top of the jersey? This was another reason I had to put this jersey up- had to make sure that people from way back when got to see their first glimpse of the bottom part of these jerseys 50 years later.


1953 New York Knicks
Originally uploaded by atma brother #1.
1953 New York Knicks
To this day, I still do not believe that the Knicks ever wore these. The checkered sides? Are you kidding? Kinda fresh though in a primitive way.


Early 90's Orlando Magic
Originally uploaded by atma brother #1.
Early 90's Orlando Magic
There's just something magical about those stripes. It looks better with the "1" that Penny used to wear, but I couldn't find a good picture of that. Man, Penny fell off after those injuries.


Mid-90's Philadelphia 76er's
These jerseys looked a little too retro for their time, but now it's time to appreciate. They have that "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka" look of AI crossing over MJ.


Early-mid 90's Seatle Sonics
I'll admit back in the day, I didn't appreciate these jerseys. But looking back they were def under the radar. They have that out of planet look. Rumor is that these jerseys were brought to us by the same aliens who brought Shawn "Rain Man" Kemp those 150 pounds of marshmellow.


1874 Atlanta Hawks
Originally uploaded by atma brother #1.
1974 Atlanta Hawks>
Those curvy red and yellow stripes on the side are funky. The font for Atlanta and the player name scream 70's cool.


1975-1976 New York Nets
Originally uploaded by atma brother #1.
1975-1976 New York Nets
Whoa- the New York NETS? I AM young. These jerseys are smooth though... think Dr. J smooth.


1987-1988 Denver Nuggets
Originally uploaded by atma brother #1.
1987-1988 Denver Nuggets
Yes, maybe it's a little too Skittles, but you can definitely taste the rainbow with these. Bonus points for the crude cave painting like buildings and mountains.


1977-1978 Washington Bullets
When MJ rocked these in his last year you'd have to wait in line 3 hours before stores opened to get these. The horizontal stripes are so retro... plus they make you look hella swol.


1962-1971 San Francisco Warriors
It just doesn't get any better than The City jerseys. Easily the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time). Reppin both the bridges and cable cars, there is no other jersey that captures its city as well as this one. Extra props to the original version of this classic for not having players names, only numbers- stressing team over individual.

Make sure to post your favorite jerseys in the Comments section.


At 8:41 PM, Blogger YaoButtaMing said...

Not that i am the most bias person here ... but i still say that the CITY has the best old school uni. In fact I would vote to have them go back to those uniforms instead of what we have right now!!!

At 3:09 AM, Blogger pawnograffiti said...

GQ magazine ( What Cosmopolition means to fashionable ladies ) voted the City uniform in the top 7 best sports threads ever. I think the Pitsburgh Stealers were the only other better yellow jersey over the Dubs!

At 9:48 PM, Blogger atma brother #1 said...

pawno- oh yeah? The City jersey in the the GQ list? Not bad at all.

Do you by any chance have the article scanned in? Email it to us at and we'll post it.

At 11:43 PM, Blogger pawnograffiti said...

No i don't have the article. Apologies.

But i did read it in a Marcus Thompson II article, so if you hit him up. he might be able to help.


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