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Old 06-04-2017, 11:58 AM   #126
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5 local and iconic Bay Area food establishments make their way into the upcoming Chase Center as concession partners including the late Warriors great Nate Thurmond's BBQ joint:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/04/wa...s-partnership/

Arena Digest looks at the oldest active NBA arenas with a sigificant gap between those that opened in the 1960s to 1988. Some are here to stay with renovations, a few will face demolition with other still sorting out future plans:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/05/fi...st-nba-arenas/

Don't look for a new and fifth Madison Square Garden incarnation in Manhattan and Penn Station expansion. Not at $5 billion dollars with the real estate so high as it is there on the island borough and the logistic nightmares involving events the MSG hosts in replacing:
http://arenadigest.com/2016/05/05/at...t-seem-likely/
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:32 AM   #127
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Not just the fact that GE is on the Boston Celtics Nike-made NBA jerseys. The Celtics will have General Electric as its exclusive and data analytics partner, pledging to go green with its energy commitments. Furthermore and another important point is that GE will move its headquarters to Boston and building a huge new building set to open next year. Visibly partnering with a big-time local pro team, especially in Boston, is an astute move to establish themselves there, too--think about that in terms of being a local presence and building that political capital (though the tax breaks and subsidized helipad were a bad start) and recruiting for the types of white-collar workers they want, even with for all of Boston's tech boom with not many native Bostonians involved in it.

Washington Wizards announce they'll sport the "stars and stripes" uniforms for every home playoff game at the Verizon Center:
https://mobile.twitter.com/WashWizar...08675633238016
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:16 AM   #128
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Really interesting that Jerry West revealed on ESPN's The Jump that he didn't want (or consent) to be the NBA's logo. Nor that he got any royalties from it since the logo was first conceived in 1972 or wished it was made known who the player was. He's definitely ready to move on from that and hand it to someone else. I like many actually like the active NBA logo, even though I despise virtually everything Now Deservedly Crumbling Evil Laker Empire. West says he's ready to pass the torch of the NBA logo and go for something. Some worthy candidates are deserving of this honor (certainly Jordan and King James), but it would be radical of the NBA if it went away from players for a new logo, assuming the league goes in that direction and emulate, like, the MLS or the Hyundai A-League down under:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...-new-logo-man/
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:48 AM   #129
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Today's the day the Minnesota Timberwolves bring forth their new identity henceforth at halftime for its final regular season game in a disappointing season as it starts a new era coinciding with a series of Target Center renovations starting this summer. And...Oops!...apparently the Minneapolis Star-Tribune leaked it prematurely today before the designated time tonight through a splash ad glitch--since pulled from the paper.

(Roundel as expected and rumoured with the Seattle Seahawks colo(u)rs, updated secondary logo I like, with a touch of the North Star. Like it except for not salvaging the forestry landscape. Maybe the teritary logos will have that). Hope the new Nike unis for the Timberwolves will be a little colo(u)rful. Does follow the Oregon model to appeal and attract younger fans:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...w-logo-leaked/
http://www.citypages.com/news/oops-t...e-ad/419189364
https://fansided.com/2017/04/11/timb...w-logo-leaked/
http://uproxx.com/dimemag/minnesota-...s-logo-leak/2/

Saying farewell and paying tribute to the all-privately-funded Palace of Auburn Hills after the Detroit Pistons lost its last game there to Washington with some Pistons greats in tow, actually still a jewel of an arena after all these years since 1988 during the Bad Boys era bringing out that "Deeeee-troit Basketball!". Since it opened then as a groundbreaker and a gamechanger (so much so it rendered its couple of other arena contemporaries quickly obsolete), that place was very good to the Pistons except of course The Malice. In all the years the Detroit Pistons would leave a venue from the Detroit Red Wings' Olympia home to Cobo Hall to the Pontiac Silverdome to (sporadically) the now-former Red Wings home the Joe Louis Arena to now the Palace, it was never about money for the moving but for a variety of other reasons. In Little Ceasar's Arena, it is partly based on the desire to help revitalize downtown Detroit. The Palace of Auburn Hills influenced how arenas and stadiums are designed, ran sports business, and revenued--all subsequent venues must owe a debt of gratitude and homage to it. Future uncertain. Summer concerts are indeed forthcoming but no public timetable on its fate yet:
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1...e-auburn-hills
https://www.mlive.com/pistons/index....ng_winner.html
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nb...ory/100258662/
http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/...-its-business/
http://www.mlive.com/sports/flint/in...hills_for.html
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/spo...nas/100157744/
http://www.wxyz.com/sports/rememberi...nnouncer-mason
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/spo...row/100312632/

One more step towards future Quicken Loans Arena renovations got passed yesterday:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/11/cl...na-renovation/
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Old 24-04-2017, 06:45 AM   #130
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Could we see the 17,000-seat 40+-year old US Bank Arena (formerly the Riverfront Coliseum) in Cincinnati get torn down and completely rebuilt at its site with 19,000 seats like the St. Paul Civic Center (Xcel Energy Center sits there now) in time for hosting some 2022 NCAA Tournament first and second games? I bring this one up because the Cavs played some preseason NBA games here up to 2013 and maaaaaayyyybeeee be a NBA expansion contender. Built and opened too late for the Cincinnati Royals before their 1972 move to Kansas City and Omaha:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/20/pr...ild-new-venue/
http://usbankarena.com/whatsnextcincy
http://www.wcpo.com/sports/college-s...r-ncaa-tourney
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news...ell/100659616/
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...t-it-torn.html

Minnesota's new B/W secondary logos:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...marks-spotted/
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Old 25-04-2017, 10:18 AM   #131
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Not surprised that Charlotte Hornets will don the Jordan Brand's Jumpman logo instead of the Nike Swoosh on their uniforms new season since MJ owns the team. We're seeing it already with North Carolina and Michigan. What's also interesting is we could see some changes to the Hornets getups next season along with upcoming location changes to the Hornets Buzz City Fan Shop and box office at the Spectrum Center:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...-goes-to-nike/
http://www.nba.com/hornets/press-rel...rum-center-box

Thanks to the Philadelphia 76ERS, we have an idea or glimpse of where the Swoosh will be located on the tanks and shorts next season. Save for the All-Star unis, Adidas never got to sport the famed 3 stripes on the jerseys or its logo for the game-worn stuff:
http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news...b1c6toqumswykv

San Francisco's new Warriors home the Chase Center at Mission Bay was announced and chosen to also host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship West Regional on March 24 & 26, 2022 with the Pac 12 hosting it. Some March Madness forthcoming for it. This marks the first time SF gets this honor since way back in 1939 with West Regional at the old California Coliseum. The Cow Palace, where the Warriors used to play just right outside the San Francisco city limits, last hosted the NCAA in 1960:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/18/ch...madness-games/

Detroit Piston Little Caesars Arena ticket sales are solid right now:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/04/19/de...-ticket-sales/
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Old 26-04-2017, 01:04 PM   #132
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Appears the Indiana Pacers presented their new state-shaped alternate logo in their presentational promotion of the Pacers' 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend bid on a Indy racecar:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/04/...go-on-racecar/
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:54 AM   #133
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It'll be more than about time and totally not unexpected that the Detroit Pistons would bid for a future NBA All-Star Weekend, potentially 2020-2021, at the new state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. Last time it hosted was back in 1979 at the Pontiac Silverdome. get it in 2021 with Sac-Town's Golden 1 Center a strong candidate for that. Too bad the groundbreaking Palace of Auburn Hills never got a chance have its turn to host an NBA All-Star Weekend during the Pistons' time as the primary tenant when that event was going through several new venues:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/01/pi...all-star-game/

Permit application and plans for the Atlanta Hawks' US$193 million Philips Arena renovations were submitted and filed almost two weeks ago:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/02/at...na-renovation/
http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...ips-arena.html

Secret tunnel from the new, million-dollar condos will be built connected to Sacramento's Golden 1 Center:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/01/bu...lden-1-center/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...to-kings-arena

Trusses were applied today at Milwaukee's new (tenatively-titled) Wisconsin Sports and Entertainment Center or Bradley Center II:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/01/tr...e-bucks-arena/
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2...ect/100689034/
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:52 AM   #134
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A new modified version of the Portland Trail Blazers logo from 1990-2017 got leaked at the official Portland Trail Blazers NBA online store (silver was incorporated in the place of black from 2002). A radical change to what the franchise has had since its 1970 inception certainly wasn't happening:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...w-logo-leaked/

Another find also at the NBA Store online and also found in some of the Pistons' social media marketing: Detroit Pistons new primary logo as it moves into the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit:
https://twitter.com/conradburry/stat...06443455270912

Can't say I blame the Oakland Coliseum Arena/Oracle Arena operaters in a sense. GSW gets slapped with a 67% rent increase (or US$1 million) to its current arena under its 2-year lease as it prepares to move back across the SF Bay to the Chase Center:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/04/wa...rent-increase/
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...t-11119574.php

17 NBA teams will get involved in the new NBA 2K eSports venture launching in 2018. Would like to know why not all NBA teams, like my Phoenix Suns, aren't in it. Glad the NDCELE isn't though. If I could, I'll play Toronto:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/05/nb...with-17-teams/

Since we're talking video games, Shaq is the NBA2K18 Legend Edition cover boy that's coming September 15. Comes with Shaq press conference commercial that also includes a Kobe appearance:
http://www.operationsports.com/news/...-september-15/
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:05 AM   #135
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Yeah, Portland's pinwheel logo got the modification with a more Northwestern-inspired full Portland Trail Blazer wordmark. Red goes back to the top this time since 2002 with lines on both colo(u)rs and sides connected to symbolize teamwork for opposing teams. Silver gets demoted to secondary colo(u)r status, replaced by white. New unis coming later in the summer:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...uce-new-logos/

Nike apparently will have two tiers of NBA replica Swingman jerseys next season with no--thankfully--screened-on versions on the cheaper ones, the iron patch one, that will set you back US$72. Reported by Conrad Burry on Twitter that he got the scoop from a Weibo user named "long7sneaker":
https://twitter.com/conradburry/stat...tslogos.net%2F
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Old 14-05-2017, 06:09 AM   #136
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Yes, the Detroit Pistons go back to the future mode with the official new logo release as they head back into downtown Detroit, albeit with some updates that actually started a year ago. You'll surely see this at the NBA Draft Lottery this week:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...icially-leaks/
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Old 17-05-2017, 04:48 AM   #137
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Today the Cavs announced what was expected that Akron-based Goodyear will earn the ad placement on their new Nike jerseys next season as well as corporate sponsorship (along with the same with Turner Sports). But Goodyear will come in 2 colo(u)r types of the famous Wingfoot logo as part of the Cavaliers patch logo and simply the wingfoot one as to what uniform they'll play in. As for the Nike Cavs NBA jerseys, changes are to take place but nothing major, radical, or strange to go towards a complete overhaul of what made them successful in winning a title and possessing immense star power, like their traditional franchise colo(u)rs and logo. Just a tweak:
http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/release...sorship-170515
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...017-18-season/

Goodyear is no stranger to pro basketball and Northeastern Ohio: It help form the old and heavily Midwestern National Basketball League, one of the NBA's forerunners, with the Akron Goodyear Wingfoots that won the first NBL title in 1937. The Wingfoots also captured the AAU National Championship in 1964 with a team that featured three Olympic Gold Medalists: Richard Davies, Pete McCaffrey, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown.

Though more in the favo(u)r of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, the addition of Anheuser-Busch as a landmark Little Caesars Arena partner naming for three arena amenities certainly applies to the Pistons too when they make it their home:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/16/an...caesars-arena/

One of the Virginia Squires' several old home arenas back in the 1970s in the ABA, the Norfolk Scope, possibly could get some serious renovations as nearby Virginia Beach, also part of the Hampton Roads area, meanwhile moves ahead to build a new 18,000-seat arena. Norfolk Scope and the city of Norfolk consider emulating Seattle's Key Arena in renovation and expansion by digging further into the ground and lowering the floor. Would the NBA might arrive there?
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/15/no...be-considered/
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Old 26-05-2017, 10:16 AM   #138
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New Era extends its NBA player endorsements to include Draymond Green, John Wall, and D'Angelo Russell along with Paul George. This NBA/New Era expansion also extends to being the exclusive headwear provider of the NBA Draft, the NBA Finals, the conference finals, the NBA G-League and the WNBA that's now global like with New Era's EuroLeague caps. With the expansion, designs like in this link could eventually be coming for the WNBA Draft along with all 26 G-League teams:
https://fansided.com/2017/05/24/new-...-hats-deserve/

Utah Jazz planning to make moves to a new residence of a "newer and elite basketball campus" double the size of its current practice complex that was formerly Prestige Financial's headquarters. Meet the new Zions Bank Basketball Center:
http://www.sltrib.com/home/5307824-1...ll-campus-aims

Makes you wonder did both the Cavaliers and Spurs prematurely leaked new logos for next season on Fanatics.com? Could be secondary ones:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...ew-logos-leak/
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Old 29-05-2017, 05:57 AM   #139
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The NBA promised Charlotte will get the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend if North Carolina's state legislature in Raleigh repeals things from the controversial "bathroom bill" HB2 to its liking after revoking the 2017 version in league opposition and grant it to New Orleans. And Charlotte gets awarded it for the Spectrum Center for MJ's 56th birthday weekend:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/26/nb...-to-charlotte/
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/new...152323607.html

Little Caesars Arena and Delaware North Sportsservice strike a partnership deal in the concessions department. And the food and beverage fare there will be diverse and reflect Motown like its already present at nearby Coamerica Park for the Detroit Tigers:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/05/25/de...caesars-arena/
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Fanatics' leakage for their caps proved true: The Cavs, right on the eve of starting their third consecutive NBA Finals with the Warriors, introduce their new--shall we now say--Global shield C-sword logo that not only resembles more like those soccer logos and prominently re-adds black to the colo(u)r scheme with serious association from Nike. Apparently, the basketball requirement on the logo with the transition to Nike, which takes over as soon as the NBA Finals ends. I still like the sword cutting through the wine basketball logo, though, and hope it stays as the domestic logo. And the new "aggressive" and "substansial" wordmark we'll definitely see on their new Nike jerseys with the Goodyear wingfoot
http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/release...ed-logo-170531
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/05/...gos-add-black/
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One issue raised as far as the NBA arenas is scheduling. I would long think that one-off events like concerts, ice shows, graduation ceremonies, and circuses would get greater priority in arena dates as the prime sports tenants work around them. It used to be that all cities would their NHL and NBA teams (and/or indoor soccer, arena football, and indoor lacrosse) share their sole major arenas and sometimes fight for good dates dibs, something that prompted the Buffalo Braves leave for San Diego in 1978. Less of a case in some cities like Minneapolis-St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, the New York/New Jersey metro area, Detroit (until very soon), and Miami all having separate arenas for both the NBA and NHL, so they won't need to share. with Adam Silver now wants arenas to free up some dates to help better remedy NBA player rest and reduce the back-to-back matches. But don't expect a reduction from a 82-game schedule, in a related matter. Don't forget the classic ABA played 84 games in a regular season.

Silver also defends his position to grant Charlotte the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend despite some criticisms from the some LGBTQ quarters after the HB2's decimation to the NBA's liking:
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1...ead-nba-finals

Now that it got the required voted needed from the College Park and Atlanta's city governments, Philips Arena's renovations are now underway:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/02/af...moves-forward/
http://www.11alive.com/sports/nba/at...sion/444918521

Not so fast about those Quicken Loans Arena renovation project: some Cleveland officials who were outspoken about these plans as they are in a referendum up for vote will turn to the Ohio Supreme Court over a contract Cleveland has with Cuyahoga County:
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...eferendum.html
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/06/qu...supreme-court/

And no, the Nets' Barclays Center new design changes will not better accommodate the NHL's New York Islanders. The Islanders may subsequentialy return, albeit temporarily, to the renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Nets' old home and now its NBDL affiliate's venue:
http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey...ers-1.13703926
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/05/ba...for-islanders/

Kyrie Irving is the NBA 2K18 standard cover player for a game he enjoys playing so much:
http://www.operationsports.com/kyrie...cover-athlete/
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Milwaukee turns 50 next season! Just this morning the Bucks released a very simple, in comparison with their past anniversary logos, 50th anniversary logo with their current deer logo and team colo(u)rs. Just the beginning of a 50th celebration starting tomorrow afternoon that's kicking off at Milwaukee's Schlitz Park. Won't be on the jerseys though:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/06/...with-new-logo/

San Antonio's new secondary logo got leaked. Nothing truly special but no Spur at all here:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/06/...icially-leaks/

Indiana's new state-shaped secondary logo and San Antonio's new global logo now appear on the 2017 New Era-manufactured NBA Draft Day caps as part of a set released today at the NBA Store online:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/06/...ba-draft-hats/

A listing of times when arenas shared both the NBA Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Doesn't happen often:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/08/th...inals-central/
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One thing we will celebrate during the Milwaukee Bucks' 50th season is they will play a single game back at the nicely refurbished and lovingly updated Milwaukee Arena/MECCA (now the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena), where they enjoyed tremendous success before moving to the Bradley Center in 1988. Would like to see them play on that Robert Indiana MECCA court:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/11/bu...the-old-mecca/

Don't worry, that existing Adidas NBA gear won't disappear immediately before you are prepared to buy them from retailers at perhaps a lower price when Nike takes over after the NBA Finals. Plans are worked out for the transition. Global launch is October 1. Logo changes are on a team-by-team basis. Nike was also not involved in the jersey advertisements added onto the jerseys when designing the NBA uniforms, and it will take over as the on-court game socks next season too with Stance staying on as a licenser and lifestyle ones:
http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery...-season-060617
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All that's needed is Inglewood's City Council to approve a negotiation agreement today that maybe pave the way for the Clippers on 22 acres of land for a planned 18,000-20,000-seat new arena and on-site parking that Steve Ballmer will entirely pay for that across the street from Stan Kroenke's currently under construction stadium for his Shams and Chargers in time for maybe 2024:
http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...614-story.html
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/15/20...ers-agreement/

Now that the 50-year old Oracle Arena/Oakland Coliseum Arena finally celebrated a Warriors title on its home floor, its future with the Chase Center across the bay looming is still yet TBD. Keeping it open is still an option (I hope it does for some events):
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/a...e-11217877.php
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/15/fu...still-unknown/
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Inglewood's new arena negotiations with the Los Angeles Clippers are approved. So the planning can start within 3 years with lots of time to take:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/16/20...ers-agreement/
http://www.dailynews.com/sports/2017...g-options-open

You know, should this new Inglewood Arena actually happens, and we must note that the Clippers are still exploring all options up until its Staples Center expires in 2024, there's one important aspect that can be raised that it can take part in: Los Angeles' plans to host the Summer Olympics. The IOC approved plans for Paris and Los Angeles to take either 2024 or 2028. I really don't think this new arena will get built and open in time for even test events for 2024. More likely 2028. No issues with sightlines for the proposed 18-20,000-seat arena should it be used for basketball. Gymnastics can fully use the Staples Center and the Forum will use volleyball (if all the parties can agree to this). Staples can still perhaps host the basketball finals. Maybe handball will move out of the Los Angeles Convention Center and onto the new arena. LA 2024 is watching this closely; This arena can keep the athletes inside while waiting to march in the Opening Ceremony acroos the street.

But what will this mean for the Forum's long term future, more importantly? When MSG took over ownership and operations of it, the Original House of Evil is enjoying a recent renaissance hosting major concerts after several years as a megachurch. And surely MSG isn't taking this development lightly.

Think buying the videoboards for arenas, stadiums, and speedways are simple things? No way! A lot of complexities and criteria in multiple directions are at play here being such a huge and difficult decision:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/16/my...-construction/

Here's an interesting trivia question for you: Which NBA franchise was the first to have the NBA logo and wordmark on its basketball court? Answer: the Orlando Magic. In Pat Williams' 1990 book Making Magic detailing the creation of the franchise up to its first season from a 1986 idea (he's still with the franchise as Senior VP), Orlando first had a plan to design a two collections of Magic stars spilling onto the Magic court at the Orlando Arena. But the NBA nixed the idea fearing other franchises would copy this idea and thus preferred a cleaner (and mature)-looking court for Orlando. When the Magic placed the NBA logo at the scorers' table, it "scored a plus with the league. Nobody else had that [at the time]" because it let everyone know, including the new market that's Orlando, that they're watching the NBA. Actually it was also on the prototype though. Years later, it since became a requirement for every NBA franchise to have it on its basketball courts regardless of its incarnations. Even for All-Star Weekends and Summer League games.
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Two more NBA teams announce their jersey sponsors lately. Minnesota announces FitBit will adorn the new yet-to-be-unvieled Timberwolves jerseys to go with their whole new look. Not only that, FitBit will also make an appearance with Minnesota's new G-League affiliate the new-look Iowa Wolves (formerly the Iowa Energy). Which makes sense because the Timberwolves were founded by local Northwest Athletic Health Club owners and childhood friends Marv Wolfenson and Harvey Ratner. The privately-financed Target Center, entirely out of their own pockets, also had a health club built in and operated it for five years from opening. They almost saved the Fakers before they jetting to Southern California:

Meanwhile, what makes better sense for the Orlando Magic than the nearby Magic Kingdom and Disney for a jersey sponsor and fittingly enhances the team's identity? Team's very nickname is without question inspired by the Magic Kingdom inside Walt Disney World?
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/06/...coming-season/
https://twitter.com/Timberwolves/sta...52843471310849

If you're wondering when we'll see the Minnesota Timberwolves finally show off their new Nike jerseys to with that new look, perhaps Thursday night with the 2017 NBA Draft would be the best and earliest chance. Or maybe when later all their rookies will get announced to the public.

Target Center's alltime biggest single-event attendance was set this March 10 when the Minnesota Timberwolves played against the Golden St. Warriors that was attended by 20,412 people. A 104-103 win with Andrew Wiggins' team-high 24 points, Nemanja Bjelica grabbing a team-high 12 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio dishing 13 assists.
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Old 25-06-2017, 12:45 AM   #147
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An unintentional sneak preview of Nike's NBA practice T-shirt and other gear for next season with this Cavaliers one and the outgoing Adidas version side-by-side?
https://twitter.com/waddydoe/status/878358786913832960

Isn't it very interesting that it's Milwaukee that currently has NBA arenas past, present, and future all together at once with the Milwaukee Arena/MECCA/UW-Milwaukee Arena, the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and the new Wisconsin Sports and Entertainment Center? This photo and others like it as the last one takes more shape will get historic and probably more aesthetically pleasing with time. Closest is Detroit with six arenas used since moving from Ft. Wayne with Cobo Hall (the former Cobo Arena), Joe Louis Arena (only one Pistons 1984 playoff game against the Knicks there) and Little Caesars Arena, all related to the Detroit Pistons. Adding the Palace of Auburn Hills and the University of Detroit’s Calihan Hall to the mix and the decaying Pontiac Silverdome to the mix and you have six Pistons past and present venues still standing. But none of them are ever side-by-side like Milwaukee's. Brings up the G-League's Milwaukee affiliate Wisconsin Herd logo:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/22/three-nba-arenas-row/
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Hawks may buy parcels of land surrounding the Phillips Arena while it's undergoing renovations to create mixed-use development, emulating the Atlanta Braves' with its new SunTrust Park in Cobb County. How about getting the NHL back too in the long run while they're at it?
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/22/ph...e-development/
http://www.myajc.com/news/local/hawk...HnQR49FRWxoOK/

Another one of the Virginia Squires' ABA homes, the aging 12,000-seat Richmond Coliseum, could get replaced by a newer Richmond Coliseum partly due to losing larger events once the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena opened and is now Virginia's biggest arena. If it happens, Richmond may potentially see NCAA Tournament games, WNBA, and the G-League come its way in the future. Even Virginia's state legislature in both houses approved funding for it:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/06/27/ne...d-arena-works/

A lawsuit filed concerning the funds in getting the Detroit Pistons move into the Little Caesers Arena got dismissed when the plaintiffs voluntarily withdrew the case:
http://arenadigest.com/2017/07/03/20...ove-dismissed/
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/in...istons_pu.html

Dallas Mavericks' royal blue and silver get deeper and richer this season:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/06/...ours-for-2018/

An interesting "inaugural season" Detroit Pistons logo that popped up on the Pistons You Tube channel. Have to mean with inaugural by going to Little Caesars downtown:
https://twitter.com/conradburry/stat...tslogos.net%2F

Speaking of interesting, a sports bar/restaurant/lounge named Scores has the original Miami Heat logo as part of its wordmark logo:
https://twitter.com/LeBohn_James/sta...tslogos.net%2F
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Supporting evidence exists regarding new Nike alternates forthcoming for Brooklyn and a retro and popular road Charlotte one equipped with the Jordan Jumpman insignia, though not yet officially confirmed. Little bit of caution here in that these may be just prototypes with no ads and never intended to be worn.
https://twitter.com/BringBackTheBuz/...69970118303744
https://twitter.com/conradburry/stat...57071438864384

The NBA offseason now upon us certainly does not lack drama or interesting developments with anticipation of Nike taking over sometime during this, although Adidas is still outfitting the NBA Summer League which ends July 17th. But with the leaking of a poster from the Chinese Weibo social networking site who owns a business supplying authentic uniforms, we're seeing what the interesting designs and merchandise of a few NBA teams will look like he leaked in May right down to the Nike jock tags at the bottom of the jerseys. At first, these may be elaboratedly-crafted fake Nike designs with my two favo(u)rite NBA teams Phoenix and Toronto (minus the ads but with the requisite Nike swoosh), but the concerns were allayed when NBA 2K18 inadvertently released the Canadian cover with DeMar DeRozan on it sporting the modified 2017-18 red road Raptors jersey and matched exactly, which they won't unveil until later in the fall with the Sun Life ad patch. But Phoenix's may be an alternate. If it's a road one, I won't like it because it has no Sun-streak:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...forms-surface/
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This development is really hard to notice on its own. Nothing radical to show. But the NBA font on the Jerry West logo is now skinnier and taller than it ever has. Fits better with the very vertical logo look. Notice how the space inside the A is higher. Not to mention a slight colo(u)r tweak:
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/07/...o-league-logo/
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