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NBA Draft, Style - Kicks and Gear / May 18, 2011 / 4:00 pm

Sneak Peek: 2011 NBA Draft Caps

When I think of the NBA Draft, three things come to mind: 1) Becoming a millionaire, 2) Shaking hands with David Stern, and 3) Putting on the hat of the team that selected you. (Yes Kobe, you were drafted by the Hornets.) And last night at the Lottery, I was able to sneak some pictures of the 2011 NBA Draft Cap from adidas – the first authentic piece of team apparel a player receives after being drafted. Check ‘em out:

2011 NBA Draft Caps

2011 NBA Draft Caps

No. 1 pick - Cleveland Cavaliers

2011 NBA Draft Caps

No. 2 pick - Minnesota Timberwolves

2011 NBA Draft Caps

No. 3 pick - Utah Jazz

What do you think?

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  • http://www.dimemag.com panchitoooo

    these hats are alright,they look airbrushed. not really feeling the double team emblem/shadow background style they went with. i think they tried to hard to have a modern feel when they should have just kept it old school. maybe have the team name or city on the front in CAPS and then the shadow emblem in the back, that would have been sweet

  • CTP

    I think they look smooth. Brandon Knight is gonna look good wearing that Jazz hat.

  • Zenchimo

    @CTP

    Fully agree

  • cootie

    Dollar bin in less than a year

  • iCARNACKi

    Awful.

    Can’t they just come out with some 90’s looking NBA fitteds?

    These look like cheap Taiwanese knock offs.

  • Hoopsfan

    I think those hats look nice. I like the fade they have in there as well. Good look

  • Adam

    Very very ugly. Jimmer is going to look real goofy wearing one of those

  • north

    They look like hats you’d find in the window of a tourist shop… all sun faded and looking like they were originally purchased in the early 90’s.

  • LoBezn0

    I’d rock one of those.

  • top_gun

    Lol @8

    They look like cheap knockoffs for real. They should keep it simple. Like the team logo on a solid color fitted. No need for fades or shadows. That’s stuff is early 2000s crap.

  • http://www.livingcheapla.com hakasan

    to all wanting a logo + solid colors… then why make a draft edition at all? i thought these looked nice.

  • http://www.DarkWingPro.com DarkWing Productions

    Why do draft hats (NBA & NFL) consistently look so wack every year?

  • iCARNACKi

    @ Hakasan

    Make the draft editions have a propeller on top :P

  • Dave

    Bring Back the Shark Tooth Hats!

  • Jonathan

    Ugly hats, but I wiil buy it just because I’ve collected every hat since 2001.

  • http://www.bf3ars.blogspot.com bfears

    very dope! i want a celtics one!