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Posted by Michael Waltzer on May 10, 2011 06:00 PM
Remember what the Washington Bullets used to look like?
Brand new logos and uniforms were revealed for the Wizards that seem awfully familiar to their old uniforms. Since changing their name from the Wizards to the Bullets in 1997, the colors certainly did not reflect the NBA team.
With a patriotic new red, white and blue color scheme, the nation's capital is certainly represented by the right colors. What's also new is the logo marks.
A DC with the leg of the D extended up transforms into a hand with a basketball poised above its fingertips. The wizard itself has changed its colors, while the monument ball is red, white and blue themed:
Ted Leonsis, the former AOL executive who has been the franchise's owner since 1999, inspired the change. His intention was to change the design and theme, while only leaving the old name, which may eventually change back to the Bullets.
The new merchandise is readily available, and the team is encouraging the donations of old jerseys to charity for a discount on new merchandise.
Check out the new gear below and at the Wizards website.
[Images via NBA.com]