Somehow I had failed up until now to notice that the Hawks have some sweet black-and-gold (real gold, not the fake Lakers banana yellow garbage) alternate uniforms. No doubt I’ve seen them a million times before, but I’m just now SEEING them, and I like it. I still think the ‘Zards made the wrong choice moving away from their blue-black-gold color scheme (oh yeah, let’s just use red white and blue like EVERY OTHER NBA TEAM EVER), and these alts are reminding me of those glory days with Gilbert Arenas and his finger (and real) pistols. The trianges on the sides give the whole thing an art-deco look, which is pretty much the raddest thing. I love art-deco. Just cover me in brushed brass.
If you didn’t notice, I don’t really have anything to say about Kent Bazemore. I will say that he was more fun as a 13th-man towel waver for the Warriors than he is now. That’s not fair to him, because he’s become an extremely solid NBA player, but it’s just more entertaining to me when players are sucky rather than good. I can’t get hyped for the present-day Bazemore scoring 23 because he’s done it a million times before. Towel-waving Bazemore scoring 23 would have me getting all tingly due to the hype.