Former Nets owner Jay Z ushered in Brooklyn’s black-and-white color scheme and helped designed the team’s jerseys.
Now, Wale – a D.C. native and a “creative liaison” for the Wizards – could be the next rapper to shape an NBA team’s look. And he’s seeking input from Kanye West.
Wale, via Dan Friedell of ESPN:
I want to be a shot in the arm to DC basketball. My job is to provide a spark, at all costs. I’m not going to do anything corny, but I’m talking to Kanye about designing new uniforms.
I have no idea whether Wale and Kanye would design a good uniform, but I’d be excited to find out – which is why the Wizards are enlisting their help, even if it’s just to attach their names to the project.
The Wizards’ regular uniforms, a modernized twist on the franchise’s previous duds, are already among the best in the league. I wouldn’t want to throw those out the window.
But Washington’s alternates are pretty weak. I’d welcome Wale and Kanye creating a new third jersey for the team.