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NBA logo will move to back of jerseys for 2014-15 season


When the Charlotte Hornets revealed their new uniforms on Thursday, there was one specific detail missing from the front of those purple, white and teal jerseys that looked so spectacular.

The NBA logo, normally emblazoned on the front, appeared to have gone missing.

Apparently this wasn’t an accident, however, as all 30 teams will be following suit with their jerseys for the 2014-15 season.

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When the Charlotte Hornets unveiled their new uniforms on Thursday morning, many fans noticed a small but telling detail: The NBA’s ubiquitous red, white, and blue logo was missing from familiar position on the upper-chest area of the new jerseys.

Instead, it appeared on the back, above the player names.

Now all NBA teams will be wearing the logo on the back for the 2014-15 season, the league confirmed to A league official called it a “stylistic move” but declined to comment further.

Decisions like these aren’t made without reason, and style alone isn’t enough to justify this new policy.

This is likely paving the way for ads to appear on the front of the jerseys, which is something that Adam Silver hasn’t at all shied away from since taking the reigns as commissioner. The logo would be a competing visual element, and relocating it to the back of the jersey would also help in creating additional real estate where ads could eventually be placed.

Hezonja throws down one-handed dunk in preseason debut

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Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:

Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers dislocated shoulder in preseason game

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Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:

A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:

Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.