A Report from a Student Who Designed NBA Jersey

As a student major in the fashion design, from my perspective there is nothing more meaningful and interesting to design a clothes that has no equal in this world. However, I know that it is a long way to go. So I want to be inspired to a certain extent, to design a NBA jersey.

For one thing, I design this jersey is out of some reason. We are totally acknowledged that one period is exactly corresponding to one type sculpture as well as one style clothing and gradually, as we all known, becoming a kind of era characteristic or even representative in the angle of view of our modern people. Here comes a question: why this particular objective becomes a trend of that time? Obviously, the particular one can’t be just appeared with one single competitors. On the contrary, there must be in an incredible numbers who are trying to be a trend of the day. But they failed except the only one who we know and learn nowadays. Seriously speaking, the lesson here is hard to tell, but we at least acquire a little, namely, to cater to people’s taste of the day. That is to say, when we are supposed to design a dress, one important thing we must consider is the time background of that clothing. For instance, when you are living in a city full of high buildings and modern cars, you then can never have such a plan to design a clothes suitable for the ancient dynasties. What I am trying to say here is, it is reasonable to do something in tune with the times.

For another thing, through the process I designed the jersey I realize one crucial thing we need to focus on, that is, to make good use of human’s psychology and habit. Most time people’s judge to a clothing depends on many elements such as the light, visual angle, and first impression, definitely it is both related to human’s psychic effect and daily habit. We are just not to mislead people by taking advantage of such properties but to improve our works in different ways. Let me set an event as an example, once the non-mainstream things like the blast hair, bell-bottomed pants and so on are regarded as the symbol of the rebel youth or bad guys.

However, as time goes, non-mainstream has become popular and fashionable all over the world, so does my jersey. Frankly speaking, it is concerned about the change of people’s concept, but we have to admit that the guy who tries to change people’s concept must have paid much attention to the psychology controlling. We can’ t judge it right or wrong, but at least the non-mainstream objectives must be improved subtly in some respects along with people’s concept change.

Maybe my report is not the most wonderful one, but I have quite learnt a lot in the process of jersey designing. Designing a good jersey is never an easy thing, I’ve been always looking for my own way and going better and better in the future.

10 Years of Waiting, A Story of Jerseys

In a crossroad of a southern provincial road, there was an odd man setting at the passage, day after day. He was so old that passer-by almost could not recognize his age and his face, but there was one thing very conspicuous, that was a jersey wearing on his body. The jersey was broken so much, but the English letter NBA still be more than clear to read. The old man wouldn’t leave, neither accept any assistance from government or personal. He was stubborn, all day long people just heard his self-talking that, “ I will wait for you forever, then we can play basketball together…”

Before long, the old man was dead, the local government held a grave funeral for him in the military ceremony. Afterwards, people knew a great story from the old man’s diary. The truth is that, the old man was a solider served for nation for 10 years last century. And there was an unforgettable experience happened on him, that’s a story about a jersey.

According to his diary, 40 years ago, he was an ordinary dogrobber in army. At that time, the army he stayed was ordered to participant in a great battle in a strange country. The fight was very hard, he and his men were suffered a lot. Nobody knew how long could they persist for this meaningless war. Among them, there was a young man, same age as him, they all called the young man as “little Jordan” for that the young man loved basketball so much that he could hold his ball even in sleep. Little Jordan always told him that he wanted to be a professional basketball player after war, and all his dreams was to have one his own jersey. Affected by Jordan so much that he begun to play basketball after battle.

Soon later, they became best friends and promised for each other that they would join the NBA together after the term of service. However, in a fierce battle, Jordan was dead because of covering for him. But he never forgot their promise.

For 40 years, he just set in the crossroad and waited for his battle companion. He wore the jersey for Jordan could find him at one sight they met. After the old man’s death, the local government collected this jersey in to the museum as a symbol of freedom and friendship. And this is also the spirit of America.

History of Natiinal Football league

The National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) with ten teams from four states, all of whom existed in some form as participants of regional leagues in their respective territories; it took on its current name in 1922. The NFL was the first professional football league to successfully establish a nationwide presence, after several decades of failed attempts. Only two teams currently in the NFL, the Decatur Staleys and the Chicago Cardinals (now the  ARIZONA Cardinals), are founding members. The Green Bay Packers, founded 1919 (joined the NFL in 1921), is the oldest NFL franchise in continuous operation with the same name in the same location.

League membership gradually stabilized throughout the 1920s and 1930s as the league adopted progressively more formal organization. The first official championship game was held in 1933. The NFL stopped signing black players in 1927 but reintegrated in 1946 following World War II. Other changes followed after the war; the office of league President evolved into the more powerful Commissioner post, mirroring a similar move in Major League Baseball. Teams became more financially viable, the last team folding in 1952 and the league absorbing teams from the briefly more successful All-America Football Conference in 1950, two of which survive to the present day. By 1958, when that season’s NFL championship game became known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, the NFL was on its way to becoming one of the most popular sports leagues in the United States.

The rival American Football League was founded in 1960. It was very successful, and forced a merger with the older NFL that resulted in a greatly expanded league and the creation of the Super Bowl, which has become the most-watched annual sporting event in the United States. The league continued to expand to its current size of 32 teams. A series of labor agreements during the 1990s and increasingly large television contracts has helped keep the league one of the most profitable in the U.S., and the only major league in the U.S. since 1990 to avoid a work stoppage that resulted in the loss of regular-season games.

Football was first professionalized in 1892, when William Heffelfinger and Ben “Sport” Donnelly each received a large sum of cash to play for the Allegheny Athletic Association of the Western Pennsylvania Senior Independent Football Conference. Through the 1890s and the early part of the 20th century, professional football was primarily a regional sport, with most informal circuits centered around a single state or region with only limited play outside state lines.