Paul Lukas of ESPN.com compiled an extensive list that ranks every professional teams by the quality of their jersey, which is entirely subjective (obviously). No advanced statistics or regression formulas here.
The San Antonio Spurs’ austere jersey, without quirky colors or defined trim, is emblematic of the organization — both are highly successful despite being consistently overlooked.
Lukas recognized the subtle beauty of the Spurs’ jerseys, ranking them second in the NBA and 16th in professional sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL). The Boston Celtics and their “classic” jerseys are atop of Lukas’ rankings.
Here’s what he said about the Silver and Black:
“The Raiders aren’t the only team that knows how to wear silver and black. In addition to the killer colors, the Spurs are also among the few NBA teams that have successfully incorporated a graphic image into their chest typography — a small element that goes a long way. Kinda wish they’d go back to the scoop-neck collar instead of the V-neck, but that’s a minor complaint.”
Seemingly everything — from jerseys to excellent players to an intelligent coaching staff and fans who are routinely responsible for solid TV ratings — is generally regarded as top notch or, at the very least, above-average. These minuscule factors, in the grand scheme of things, eventually attribute to the Spurs’ consistency and success.
And you wonder why we are so spoiled?