Clothes may or may not make the man, but in sports, uniforms definitely make the team. Three NBA squads ( Dallas, Detroit and Seattle) are unveiling new outfits this week, and if recent history is any guide, the change could be more than cosmetic.
Buccaneers Old uniforms
Suffered through 14 straight losing seasons wearing garish orange-and-white outfits. Makeover Switched to red, pewter and black unis before the 1997 season and made playoffs in '97, '99 and '00.
Capitals Old uniforms
Simple red, white and blue design suited a decent team that couldn't get over the hump. Makeover Adopted blue, black and gold outfits in 1995 and two years later made first trip to the Stanley CUD finals.
Jazz Old uniforms
Experienced years of playoff disappointments while sporting purple-and-yellow threads. Makeover Changed to purple-and-turquoise scheme before '96-97 season and reached NBA Finals for the first time.
Broncos Old uniforms
Lost four Super Bowls while wearing loud orange-and-light-blue. Makeover Donned dark-blue jerseys with new logo in 1997 and won back-to-back Super Bowls the next two seasons.