With LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony holding the sports world hostage as they contemplate their “new homes” during NBA free agency, NFL fans are stuck longing for August and the start of the football. Yesterday, we gave into the basketball hysteria and created our own five-man roster, comprised of the best ballers the St. Louis Rams had to offer. Even then, there was some some separation between the NFL and the NBA. However, one graphic designer took that connection to the next level, blurring the lines between the two leagues by meddling same-city teams’ logos into one, singular design.
While St. Louis may not have an actual NBA team (yet), they do have one within relative driving distance (i.e. 7 hours, 25 minutes, according to Google Maps); the Oklahoma City Thunder. While that connection may seem odd, there are certainly some parallels that could be draw between the two. They are both transplant teams from the West Coast, with the Rams moving from Los Angeles and the Thunder being snagged from Seattle. They are both “small market” organizations. They both have blue as one of their primary team colors. Sam Bradford has a statue in Oklahoma. Ok, enough of that.
Without wasting anymore time, here is the mashup of the St. Louis Rams and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
While not quite as creative as the Phoenix Suns/Arizona Cardinals mashup, it is certainly less depressing that the Seattle Supersonics/Seattle Seahawks blend. Now, if only the St. Louis Rams could play up to the level of the Oklahoma City Thunder…
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