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New Wizards & Bucks Logos Spell A Steer In A New Direction

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New Wizards & Bucks Logos Spell A Steer In A New Direction

All change on the Eastern front.

After quite a season to say the least, two of the Eastern Conferences most promising teams are about to go into playoff battle with new badges.

Changing their crests, one of the East favourites, the Washington Wizards and surprises, the Milwaukee Bucks have new logos to proudly pop for the new, second season of this sport.

Washington arguably have the best jerseys in the NBA business with their red and white, candy striped, Bullets throwback like modern upgrade. Still as good as a look as they are, the logos have needed some redesign work to say the least. The Wizard ‘W’ that’s been here since the blue and white name change has looked a little too ‘Gandalf The Gaunt’ for too long now. Whilst the other DC hands to the basketball, wand change alternative logo looks a little dodgy if you give it a second look.

Now however they have the perfect crest for their classic courts centre circle. With the Washington monument in the middle of the teams name on the border, this logo looks so good it could represent the entire city, not just its basketball franchise. It’s kind of more than that however as the three stars that bring together this red, white and blue striped, proud capital clubs coat of arms represents the D.C. neighbours of Maryland and Virginia. This brings together all of the city of Washington’s neighbours in support of the local side led by John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Meanwhile bucking the recent trend of a deer in the headlights change of direction, Milwaukee have some new logos too. Three to be exact! A coveted circular one of their own joins a green map like, throwback one for a team about to move stadiums in a few years with the surprising move to playoff prominence this shorthanded season. When Jabari Parker comes back he and fellow young Buck Michael Carter-Williams are going to herd in a new future.

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Now don’t talk to them about tanking!

Its all going to be coloured in green too like the big bucks these new owners are bringing in. No longer seeing red the Buccaneers have moved from an 8 point stag to an older 12 point one in a maturation of cream and bottle green. The whole set up is crisper than a Coach Kidd pass back in the day. These new symbols are the signs of a new big three. The old, classic look now belongs with Sam I Am, Jesus and Big Dog on the Bambi trophy, head on the wall hanging, history past of rafter royalty. It hasn’t looked this vintage classic since Oscar and Kareem suited up in the no name back jerseys.

Summers on the horizon and these logos would make the perfect t-shirt for you to rock and roll out this season. These Wisconsin and District Of Colombia teams just hope this good look will transfer onto the court from the centre circle too.

Time for these logos to really stand for something!

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MVP Brandon Clarke dominates, leads Grizzlies to 2019 NBA Summer League Title

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2019 Las Vegas Summer League Memphis Grizzlies V Minnesota Timberwolves

Canadian Brandon Clarke, the 21st pick of the 2019 Draft dominated the NBA’s annual summer showcase — becoming the first player to take home both tournament and championship game most valuable player honors with a dominant 15 points, 16 rebounds double-double. The No. 8 Memphis Grizzlies the Minnesota Timberwolves 95-92 to win the 2019 NBA Summer League championship.

The former Gonzaga standout added 4 assists, 3 blocks and a steal in 25 minutes.

Canadian Basketball Player Brandon Clarke 2019 Nba Summer League MVP
Canadian Basketball Player Brandon Clarke 2019 NBA Summer League MVP

In six games of summer league action, Clark averaged 14.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. The Vancouver native shot 55% from the field and becomes the first ever Canadian to win MVP at the NBA Summer League.

Clarke was also named to the first-team all-NBA Summer League team. Other standouts included fellow Canadians Nickeil Alexander-Walker who joined Clarke on the first-team. Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher was named to the second-team.

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New Knick RJ Barrett Treated Las Vegas Summer League Like A New York Playground

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New Knick RJ Barrett Treated Las Vegas Summer League Like A New York Playground
R.J. State Of Mind...

Magnitudes off the Richter. An earthquake hit Sin City like jackpot in the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada out in the desert last week.

And as the Jumbo-tron still shook like the music it was pumping, many people in awe inspired attendance would have been forgiven for thinking it was Zion. As the Duke standout and the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Williamson made us feel more tremors than Kevin Bacon. As the new New Orleans Pelican burst out the hardwood and flew, man-handling a steal off an opponent who’s just a poster now’s inbounds pass and put back a viscous, signature slam that felt like they still tested atomic bombs out in the Nevada desert overlooking the electric, neon skyline. All whilst new and former teammates respectively, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and Anthony Davis looked on with “here comes the big airplane” mouths.

But after the road to Mount Zion’s knee injury lead to more Patrick Ewing ice than up there in Japan’s Mount Fuji, it was better the Blue Devil you know. As the Knicks third pick RJ Barrett ended up moving the needle more over this scorching, seasonal tourney of the youthful future of this association. Looking as good as those beautiful blue Knicks Summer League jerseys that are so clean we want to see them fresh off the press in the the NBA Store in NYC. So much so that even if RJ handed you one of his autographed signatures post game you’d still be like, “you got this in a medium?”

Sounding better than all those thirsty announcers singing “Summer Leeeeague” like The Isley Brothers this time of year classic, ‘Summer Breeze’. Making everything feel fine as he blew through defenders like the Jasmine in my mind. RJ initialed his dynamic debut and mainstream moment. Making Knicks’ fans almost forget that they just lost out on their number one goal, Zion Williamson. Or their free agent duo desire of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who ended up on the other side of New York, across that bridge from Manhattan in Brooklyn with the Nets…almost. Following the sweated out, hard nosed 90’s were only Jordan and Starks shots got in the way of golden era glory, the Knicks’ now have their first real leader in the post Porzingis era since Syracuse star ‘Melo for the Orangemen.

And he’s not alone. Barrett who was choosing Knicks’ mannequin heads to bucket on New York’s Late Night show with Jimmy Fallon nights before the draft cap has plenty to pass to in a Pelican rivaling young core of young guns, Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier, new free agent signing Julius Randle (this Pel is still a big ‘cat out of Kentucky like Anthony Davis or DeMarcus Cousins reunited on the Lake Show like purple and gold fans hoped he would be too), Elfrid Payton and of course the soaring Dennis Smith Jr. Not to mention a bolstered bench of Taj Gibson and Reggie Bullock from more than midtown. Call it Chelsea, the Tribeca or even Battery Park after the High-Line of the Meatpacking District. The future of this franchise to the naked eye of ignorance is about to look better than the view from that new Vessel structure in Hudson Yards.

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Barrett began in Vegas with some early snake eyes trouble. But rolling the dice again he turned into a killer like Brandon Flowers. The man. Come round. Nothing can break. Nothing can break him down. First he scorched California’s new look King sized Lakers for 21 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. But it was his spell in his last Summer forecast against the Wizards were RJ showed Washington that just like NYC, DC may be America’s capital, but there’s nothing like New York, New York. He was so good you had to check the instant replay twice, with another 21 and 10, two perfect precision passes off cashing in a triple-double chip like he was a team that had both James Harden and Russell Westbrook on their roster roll call. Houston, do you read me?

Averages of 15.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists in a televised tournament that is basically a glorified practice scrimmage (tell me, do you even know who won the thing?) show he will be above so. The Canadian Maple Mamba has that syrup for your bacon. Even without free agent big names like Kevin and Kyrie who are one more decision away from being journeymen, forget super-teams, the Knicks may have a lifer in RJ from Coach K’s Duke fraternity administration in the association now. Can you relate? Barrett could be brilliant and New York no longer a rotten apple. But a couple of big names away from having their title again in the Mecca of Madison Square Garden’s, World’s Most Famous Arena in bright Times Square lights.

It’s almost a New Year for New York, time for the ball to drop.

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