Traversing The Globe For The 15 Worst Basketball Jerseys Of All Time
I'm not sure what's worse... The Old West-style script on the front, the gold back, or the fact that Tracy McGrady was an All Star last year, and is now one of the biggest pariahs in the league. But as hideous as those jerseys were, they couldn't even hold a candle to the ones from this year's Rookies vs Sophomores game.
The white Sophomores jerseys aren't terrible, but the Rookies definitely got the shaft on this one. Those purple polka dots/sunbursts are simply awful. Phoenix is definitely the place for the All Star jersey faux-pas. Check out these atrocities that they wore for the game back in 1994.
There should be a rule about cacti and basketball jerseys. The two should never, EVER mix. Anyway, enough with the All Star bashing, let's take a look at some of the worst basketball jerseys in the history of basketball.
15. Argentina National Team
It doesn't help to have someone like Manu Ginobili rocking them, but these "basketball" jerseys look like they really belong on the soccer pitch. And that's definitely no compliment. In fact, they are a bit reminiscent of...
14. Cleveland Cavaliers, circa 1999
Shawn Kemp's days with the Cavs were short, and were the last years that he was anything remotely close to a formidable player in the NBA. His downfall may have been attributed to his weight gain and off the court distractions (i.e., 47 illegitimate kids), but most likely, these uniforms put him in a deep depression, and rendered him useless on the court.
13. The University of Oregon
The Ducks are no stranger to hideous uniforms, in all sports. Their over-creativity and their Nike sponsorship has contributed to countless combinations of yellow, green, black and white. Unfortunately, many of those combinations are disgustingly ugly.
12. Chorale de Roanne (EuroLeague)
If this were a golf sweater, it would be excusable. In fact, it might even be considered pretty nice. But it's not. And someone actually tried to pass it off as a basketball jersey. That makes it pretty awful. Those Europeans have a... unique sense of style, to say the least.
11. Philadelphia 76ers, 1991-1994
Sir Charles makes his first appearance on the list with the 76ers. I'm not sure who told them that the stars were a good idea, but they were wrong. The fact that the stars continued on the shorts, but on the opposite side as the jersey, didn't make it any better.