By now, you either love Kentucky’s checkerboard uniforms or you’ve gotten used to them. I was not a fan of the uniforms when they were first unveiled, but even my hate has dulled over time. Not ESPN. ESPN’s Paul Lukas ranked the teams in the Sweet 16 by their uniforms, and Kentucky’s were among the worst, coming in at #12:
“There’s a fine line between having a signature visual element and having too much of a good thing,” Lukas writes. “Kentucky’s checkerboard trim is on the wrong side of that line — the Wildcats need to dial it back a bit.”
Hard to argue with that, just as it’s hard to argue with Lukas ranking Baylor’s neon green unis dead last:
“Years later people will look back and say, ‘What were they thinking?’,” Lukas writes.
Great question. Check out the rest of the list over at ESPN.com.