Pics of this weekends NBA-ABA throwbacks

Written By:  •  Monday, February 13, 2012


We had three ABA retro uniform matchups in the NBA this past Saturday with the Nuggets taking on the Pacers, the Spurs facing the Nets and Charlotte playing host to the LA Clippers.

Let’s take a look at some photos from the games…


Charlotte Bobcats (Carolina Cougars 1970) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (Los Angeles Stars 1969):


San Antonio Spurs (Texas Chaparrals 1971) vs. New Jersey Nets (New York Nets 1973)


Indiana Pacers (1972) vs Denver Nuggets (1976)

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  • Cool. Each team should make these their permanent throwback uniforms.

  • Those Pacers. Clippers/Stars and Spurs/Chaps jerseys have that vintage cool look. The Nuggets logo looks like the clutter on my desk. And the Nets really can’t wait to be in New York. I wouldn’t be surprised if they wore that jersey every day.

  • Very nice Chris. Last Night Utah played against Memphis though. And Memphis came out as the Tams. Just so you know.

  • Aaron

    I love when NBA teams wear ABA uniforms to honour their past. As mentioned before, the Charlotte Bobcats name isn’t bad. However I think if they wanted to really honour their ABA bretheren, Carolina or Charlotte Cougars would have sounded a lot better. With a slightly modified uniform/logo scheme.

  • Anthony

    Now if we could just get the NHL to go WHA for a night.

  • Steve

    Didn’t Minnesota wear their Muskies unis as well?

  • James

    the Nets just showing a little preview before the move to Brooklyn.

  • Aaron

    @ Anthony

    Perhaps when the NHL renews its CBA, that might not be a bad idea.

  • mike

    just wondering but was there ever an ABA team in Cleveland for the Cavs to wear their jersey

  • fjojr

    @Anthony That would be an awesome idea for the NHL to do a WHA night
    Florida Panthers- Miami Screaming Eagles
    Winnipeg Jets (2)- Winnipeg Jets (1, have them play the Coyotes)
    LA Kings- LA Sharks (have them play the SJ Sharks lol)
    Phoenix Coyotes- Phoenix Roadrunners
    Ottawa Senators- Ottawa Civics and/or Nationals
    Minnesota Wild- Minnesota Fighting Saints
    Chicago Blackhawks- Chicago Cougars (have Red Wings as the Detroit Cougars)
    Calgary Flames- Calgary Cowboys
    Washington Capitals (Baltimore Blades)
    Columbus Blue Jackets- Cleveland Crusaders and/or Cincinnati Stingers
    Colorado Avalanche- Denver Spurs
    Detroit Red Wings- Michigan Stags
    NJ Devils- NJ Knights
    Toronto Maple Leafs- Toronto Toros
    NY Islanders or Rangers- NY Raiders
    Philadelphia Flyers or Vancouver Canucks- Philadelphia or Vancouver Blazers

  • fjojr

    Bet Reebok and the NHL would love those merchandise dollars

  • Aaron

    A few other ideas…

    Carolina Hurricanes-Hartford Whalers (perhaps have them play Boston) as the New England Whalers

    Quebec Nordiques (when they return) have them play Colorado.

    Houston (insert nickname)-Houston Aeros perhaps have them play Dallas.

    Edmonton Oilers-Alberta Oilers

  • Aaron

    In fact, to make it real WHA like, have the Hurricanes/Whalers play one home game in Springfield and one in Hartford.

  • Al

    There is no way in hell the Wings would don Stags sweaters. NO. WAY.

  • cody

    the red wings would be the Michigan Stags.