Pics of Thunder – Heat with NBA Final Patch on Jersey

The NBA Finals used to produce the best looking jersey patch, seriously, going back from 2003 right up to 2008 it was just a simple patch of the Larry O’Brien Trophy.  Something about seeing that gold trophy patch on a team’s jersey just looked great.

Unfortunately in the seasons since the Association have complicated the patch, ruining that simple, classic look and even eliminating the trophy from the patch altogether.

Oh well.

Anyways, here’s that same patch now in use in the finals since 2009, on the jerseys of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat from last night’s game one:

 

Just to compare, here’s that old patch that I miss:

 

At least the new patch isn’t as bad as what they wore in 2000 and 2001…