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Spurs add new camouflage alternate jerseys in military salute


Due to the lack of shrubbery on an NBA court, I doubt a camouflage-inspired uniform will do what camouflage was originally intended to do.

But camouflage as a fashion statement in support of America’s armed forces is something pretty much everyone can get behind — and the San Antonio Spurs are going to do that this year. Thursday they unveiled their new military-inspired uniforms, which they will wear for the first time Nov. 13 against the Wizards. The new gear is part of the adidas NBA Pride Uniform Collection.

“Playing in San Antonio, we’re constantly reminded of the selflessness and courage of those that serve,” Spurs guard Danny Green said in a released statement. “We owe them a debt of gratitude and it is an honor to recognize and show support to all active and retired military members.”

As alternate uniforms go… I kind of like them. Not love, but as alternate’s go not bad (MLB’s Padres do the same thing and I like it less, for some reason I can’t explain). Of course, I liked the gray alternates the Spurs broke out last year as well, although that one seems to put me in the minority.

We’ll see what they look like in action on Nov. 13 before making any final judgments. But you have to like the sentiment behind it.

Khris Middleton dunks, Jimmy Butler can’t stop him (VIDEO)

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Khris Middleton has more expectations and more pressure on him after a breakout season in Milwaukee, followed by him getting him PAID this summer.

Well, he looked pretty good on this play against the Bulls, making the steal then throwing down despite Jimmy Butler‘s efforts to stop him.

Middleton finished with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting for the Bucks. However, Butler had the last laugh as he went off for 23 points on 12 shots and led the Bulls to the (meaningless) preseason win.

Somebody looks comfortable: Paul George drops 20 in first quarter

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Paul George‘s first experience starting as a power forward was going up against Anthony Davis — not just one of the best power forwards in the game, one of the handful of best players in the game period. That didn’t go well for George, and he wasn’t happy about it.

His second experience was in another preseason game Tuesday, going up against the Pistons and their four, Ersan İlyasova. He’s not quite as intimidating.

George scored 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting, 4-of-5 on threes — and that was just the first quarter (you can see it all in the video above).

As we have said before, George at the four is not a bad call by the Pacers, but some of that depends on the matchup. On the nights the Pacers face Davis or Blake Griffin or LaMarcus Aldridge or Zach Randolph (or a handful of others) the Pacers’ coaching staff is going to have to adjust. But there are a lot of nights where George at the four is going to force the other team to adjust, and that will play into the Pacers’ hands.