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Philadelphia 76ers New Alternate Blue Jerseys

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I was stoked when the Sixers officially changed their uniforms and logo two seasons ago. The new logo, uni's and court brought back the retro look that made the Sixers look so fresh during their hay day. The short-lived jersey installment that Iverson and crew made famous in the 2001 finals were mediocre at best, and they had a little too much clutter going on.

The only real complaint I had about the Sixers new jerseys were the road reds. I didn't like the look in general, and I thought they looked too much like the Los Angeles Clippers. Now ironically, the Sixers have a new blue alternate jersey (according to ESPN Page 2) that's very similar to the Clippers' blue alternate.

Unlike my distaste for the road reds, I love the blue alternates. They're clean, but fresh. Much like Paul Lukas from ESPN, I'd like to see the Sixers scrap the red uniforms altogether and make these blue alternates the permanent road-wear.

The 76ers have a new blue alternate uniform. Simple but nice. Uni Watch wouldn't mind one little bit if they made this the road uniform and changed the red uni to the alternate. (As an aside, the Sixers have also scrapped their mascot and are letting fans vote on the new one.)

It's unclear when, or how often the Sixers plan on wearing the blue alternates, but they're sexy nonetheless. It's also unclear if this decision was a direct act from the new ownership – possibly a reaction to some suggestions on NewSixersOwner.com. Either way, it's another small step in the right direction for the franchise.