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Pistons unveil new logo (photo)


The Trail Blazers unveiled a new logo that looked awfully similar to their previous logo.

The Pistons are changing even less, though they’re drawing from an older logo:


Pistons release:

The Detroit Pistons unveiled a newly updated primary logo today which brings together the past and future of one of the National Basketball Association’s longest tenured franchises. The new look will be officially unveiled on the Detroit Pistons podium at tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery.

The Pistons’ new primary logo debuts as a new chapter of the franchise’s history is forming in downtown Detroit. The red, white and blue basketball is symbolic of the Pistons’ brand and this modern version introduces sleek, accurate groove lines, a bold team uniform font and the addition of a chrome outline – providing a nod to the region’s Motor City roots.

Look familiar? Here’s the Pistons’ logo from the 80s:

I like the new logo, but I also liked the 80s logo. The Pistons could’ve just kept that (especially if it meant skipping the ugly teal era).

The biggest differences are font and a gray chrome outline – negligible changes.