Earlier this week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban – “The Cube” to us bros – announced on his blog that the Mavs were going to get a makeover. But because Cubes is a new man for a new era, always thinking and scheming, there’s a catch – he’ll only re-do the uniforms if someone presents him with a good enough design.
So he’s putting it on Mavs and NBA fans to present the franchise with creative, edgy ideas by posting them to the team’s site. The Mavs could select one or they might select none. It all depends on how great your designs are. And the greatest design will be rewarded with riches beyond the common man’s wildest expectations…
Who will own your design ? The minute you post it, the Mavs will. If you think its horrible that the Mavs own your design. Do not post. If you think its cool that the Mavs could possibly use your design and you will have eternal bragging rights , then post away. If we really like your design and you , I may even throw in some tickets. If we don’t use your design, it will still be here on this site for now and ever more for you to glance longingly at. If your design is close , if not identical to other designs and we pick one of the other designs, for whatever reason, then thats just the way it goes.
If we don’t choose any of the designs,including yours.then we don’t choose any of the designs. That is life in the big city. Move on.
Oh, sorry. I meant that you don’t win anything at all. Not even a free jersey with your name on it, not even a Dwight Howard or Chris Paul jersey when the Mavs eventually sign them both in free agency. Just bragging rights. But that’s still pretty cool, I guess.
Anyway, just like our friends at The Basketball Jones, who created an amazing denim uniform design, I wanted to offer my own design. Fingers crossed!
First, let’s take a look at the current design:
Disgusting. Everyone, boo this uniform! Let’s go ahead and start with a plain, white jersey.
I’m gonna go with an American theme because America is awesome and Texas is, like, the heart of America.
Next, because it’s awesome, let’s add an explosion.
Radical. Now let’s add fireworks because that’s really American, too.
I’ve got a tear in my eye already. How about an eagle? That would look cool.
Get my bragging rights ready, folks. This f*cker is already the best thing ever. How about a giant tank? YES.
But let’s not forget that this is about Texas, so let’s add some real Texas chili.
And, more specifically, this is about Dallas, so we need to recognize the greatest thing that such an amazing city has ever given us.
Let’s face it – Dirk Nowitzki probably only has one or two seasons left in him at most, so we should also recognize his contributions as this franchise’s greatest star.
We need a finishing touch. What I’m trying to create here is a new style that eliminates the need for a logo or team name. I want people to look at this uniform and say, “That’s the Mavericks.” So we need a Maverick.
BOOM. That’s a fresh jersey. Now let’s just trim it up and slap it on a model. How about Kate Upton?
Outstanding, if I do say so myself.