As the NBA and Adidas unveiled Thursday (Nov. 14) the short sleeve jerseys that will be worn during this year's Christmas Day quintuple-header, we are reminded of some the ugliest uniforms in sports history. The Warriors sported the NBA's "first modern short-sleeve jersey" in 2013.
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame broke out its new basketball uniforms at the 2013 Big East tournament, creating a wave of criticism. The neon lime-green uniforms may have tried to associate with the Irish, but it proved the Fighting Irish should stick to their traditional colors of blue and gold.
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Maryland defeated Miami 32-24, but the game was secondary to the debut of Maryland's new uniforms in 2011. The Terrapins wore white uniforms patterned after the state flag and helmets splashed with red and white on one side and black and yellow on the other.
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The Pirates advertised these duds as a "uniform of the future" when they wore these during a 1999 game against the Mets.
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Whatever the Mexican goalkeeper had in soccer ability, he lacked in fashion sense.
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Chicago White Sox
White Sox outfielder Ralph Garr models the shorts worn by the team for three games during the 1976 season.
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Marcus Camby shows off the Raptors' imposing dinosaur while spinning a basketball on his finger during the Raptors' 1997 training camp.
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Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who has never shied away from making a fashion statement , shows off her leopard-themed dress.
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1994 U.S. World Cup
The U.S. made it to the Round of 16 at the 1994 World Cup, but any pride the team may have felt was quickly erased with these uniforms.
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The Canucks made uniform history with these duds, which featured no logo and a "V" starting at the collar.
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The Nuggets wore "rainbow" road jerseys for nearly a decade.
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The Trenton Thunder were so excited to have Derek Jeter join the team as part of a rehab assignment, they designed these duds so he'd never forget his time there (as well as pay tribute to America).
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Joe Morgan wishes he was back in the Reds' "Big Red Machine" uniform rather than where this orange-tinted Astros dud.
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In 2009, the Broncos rolled out their original, orange-and-brown uniforms as part of the NFL's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the AFL.
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A pre-mustached Dennis Eckersley shows off the bright red Indians uniforms of the late '70s.
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Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
The Disney-owned Ducks never shied away from promoting a particular movie franchise. In 1995-96, the uniform designers must've thought the studio was releasing a a mash-up between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Slap Shot . Thankfully, these were shelved after just one season.
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Larry Walker shows off these "futuristic" Rockies uniform, which the team wore for one game during the 1999 season.
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The Seahawks opened eyes in 2009 when they debuted a lime-green jersey. They lasted one game and were dropped by then-coach Jim Mora Jr. because "we didn't win in them."
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Baylor's basketball team sported these blindingly-fluorescent uniforms in March 2012.
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New York Islanders
It's been a rough 15 years for Islanders fans, and this fisherman-themed third jersey didn't help matters
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San Diego Padres
Dave Winfield probably couldn't wait to don Yankee pinstripes over these duds.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs' creamsicle jerseys and logo nicknamed Bucco Bruce may have been anything but intimidating, but at least that didn't stop Lee Roy Selmon (63).
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Los Angeles Kings
Even Wayne Gretzky couldn't look good in the Kings' short lived "Burger King" third jersey from the 1995-96 season.
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New Orleans Hornets
These Mardi Gras-inspired uniforms might have been too flashy for the NBA.
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During a 2009 game against Boston, Montreal wore "barber pole" retro jerseys featuring the distinctive look of narrow red, white and blue horizontal bands used by the team in 1912-13.
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In honor of the franchise's 80th season, the Steelers brought back these throwback uniforms.
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Jose Canseco isn't the worst memory of the Rays' early days. It was their uniforms.
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The Wizards, who many fans consider to have at one time had the best uniforms in NBA history, were at the opposite side of the spectrum with this gold and black alternate jersey worn from 2006 to 2009.
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The Coyotes wore these Picasso-inspired third jerseys for five seasons.
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There was definitely a reason the Eagles switched to green in the 1940s and have stuck with it since.
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