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Thursday, September 24th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  43 responses

A Look at the Rockets’ New Uniforms

Houston, presumably in an effort to rekindle memories of past glory, is going old school with their new duds: “The red color is not quite the same as their other jerseys and the fabric has a different look and feel. Rockets center Yao Ming likes the Rockets new alternate uniform. ‘That looks like an old school uniform, but I like it,’ Yao said. ‘The color and the style and also the material, it feels very good. Sorry I can’t wear it this year, but I can’t wait for next season.”‘

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    The Houston Rockets – Now (unofficially) sponsored by McDonald’s.

  • daniel

    da-da-da-da-da I’m lovin it.

    get it? Because it looks like a McDonald’s Uniform.

  • Soundproof

    First! As a true Houstonian, I like it! A bit funky but I like it. I hope they start to move away from the shiny stuff. I admit to having an authentic shiny Rockets Jersey…

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    They should’ve just changed back to the orignals.

  • Roberto

    I appreciate the color scheme going back to the glory days, but the design is just hideous. I hope these go out of style as quick as the Mavericks pewter grey’s did.

  • http://vittoriodezen.wordpress.com Vittorio De Zen

    Eh. Nice idea, but poorly executed. I’m with Brad Long here.

  • stokesey

    yeah not a fan, bring back the rocket (sir charles days)

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    I’m with Brad, they should have gone back to the originals as they’re pretty similar anyway. But these new ones are definitely better than their last.

  • http://hoopmixtape.ning.com/ Simon S.Y Lawy

    makes me feel hungry … damn, i love big mac

  • PJ

    is that a china jersey?

  • Harlem

    Micky D’s anyone

  • http://www.slamonline.com Klav

    Red and yellow on Yao is a bad look. Seriously though.

  • J.C.

    Haha oh wow, isn’t that China’s colours? I suppose with Yao out they’ve got to find another way to hold onto that market.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    The font on that jersey looks absolutely terrible…Aside from the McDonalds/China coloring, the rest isn’t too bad.

  • http://yahoo.com Logues

    their gonna look like a bunch of mcdonalds all americans

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    Sorry, not liking it. Looks more like a WNBA jersey to me.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Interesting. I have the fitted hat in that colourway!

  • http://slamonline.com maclovenotwar

    i think it is a very good move to get The Dream’s colours back. especially since Atlanta bailed on the colour scheme too. But really, what do people expect from NBA designers these days? New Bobcats? No. Mavs alternate? No. Thunder? Oh no! At least Philly understood it wasn’t worth paying for a “new” design.

  • http://slamonline.com maclovenotwar

    The Celtics sit back and laugh…

  • heartlandG

    I guess this an old skoo uni trend–Yall see tha sixers new uni they went throwbacc too

  • ab_40

    free burger anyime the rockets score 100 and you know that will be only three or four times next season

  • vic21

    Yao sure likes it because it looks like a China national team jersey. Red and yellow

  • Young C

    I actually like these. The color scheme reminds me of the 1950′s. Much better than the shiny ones. Im wondering if Gerwin has actually ever seen a WNBA jersey, because these look nothing like it.

  • http://www.okayplayer.com Doyouwantmore

    It could be a Wendy’s uniform…no…no, wait…yeah, it’s McDonalds.

  • RV

    probably should clear up these are alternates, i know it’s posted once up there, but it sounds like a complete new uni

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    oh and click my name for the complete uniform on scola and shane…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    click name to see battier and scola modeling unis..

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    they’re ugly. Still better than those yellow hawks jerseys from a couple years back. Now THAT was MacDonalds

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    They got A WHOLE LOT MORE to worry about than what damn jerseys they’re gonna wear.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    There’s nothing wrong with retro-ing it ALL the way back to, you know, nice looking uni’s. Not this half-hearted, full-on Chinese McDonald’s look.

  • Phil B

    i agree with tealish, either go all out or don’t do it all. these are terrible.

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty aka make it reign aka flightschool aka the ghetto Kornel David

    Whack Arnold’s

  • http://shoenut.blogspot.com ShoeNut

    Their mascot will be Ronald Himself.

  • la huey

    I see the economy is forcing team’s to cut costs by commissioning design school dropouts to create new threads.

  • The D Train

    Those things are uglier than Dirk’s ex

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Why? The previous jerseys were awesome!

  • yoko

    team china all over again
    o and bada bop bah bah

  • Heals

    Good intentions but it just looks off…

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    i guess it’s a coincidence that the colors are the same as china’s. in any case, these things are disgusting. i get that new jerseys mean more revenue, but ugh. i’d rather see the pajamas again.

  • jay

    HAHA Trevor, you left the classy purple & gold for this mess. its okay, we still love you, but not so much.

  • chintao

    Yao=Ronald; Battier=Hamburglar; Brooks=Fry Guy; Budinger=Birdy; Are there any fat people on the Rockets? Who’s Grimace? Is there anyone with a really big head? That guy could be Mayor McCheese. Is this comment going anyplace. NO. Anyway, the uniforms are ghastly. What’s with the haunted house font?

  • http://Www.facebook.com Joe_king

    Sure as hell aint lovin’ it

  • brian

    Are any of you guys from H-Town cuz I’m happy they brought back the yellow and all you sellouts need to show some respect or they might just go back to the horrible blue uniforms from ’96!

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