Traversing The Globe For The 15 Worst Basketball Jerseys Of All Time
Gold jerseys somehow don't pull off the regal look that the designers intended. Instead, it looks like... well, crap.
4. Syracuse Orangemen
The Orangemen live up to their name, if nothing else. While their uniforms are rather appropriate, and are an excellent representation of their team name, that doesn't change the fact that they are extremely ugly. Solid bright orange uniforms were not meant to be. And yet they still exist. Ouch.
3. Denver Nuggets, 1984-1992
These uniforms are legends in the "ugly uniform" class. I'm not sure that anyone will ever understand exactly how a rainbow skyline relates to the Denver Nuggets, but that didn't stop them from rocking these masterpieces for the better part of a decade.
The only thing with more random rainbow in it than these Nuggets uniforms? Larry Brown's old sweater from his ABA coaching days.
2. Melbourne (Australia) Tigers
The Melbourne Tigers clearly have a history of awful uniforms. From the completely random chinese writing on an Australian basketball jersey to tiger stripes down the side, they have shown a history of questionable (at best) uniform concepts.
1. New York Celtics, 1922
Yes, the New York Celtics. And no, that's not a misprint. There was a barnstorming pro team called the Celtics from New York (no affiliation to the current Boston Celtics) who donned the worst uniforms in history. The unis look a bit like women's clothing, and the kneepads... well, the kneepads only add to the ridiculousness. Sometimes, change is a VERY good thing.
BONUS ugliness: Consider these uniforms 1b: The hideous 1970s Marquette Golden Eagles jerseys. These things were so bad that after the 1971-'72 season the uniforms were outlawed, supposedly because they disoriented opposing players when Marquette players jumped up and down.
Which jerseys do you think are the ugliest of all time? Let us know.