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Mark Cuban unveils finalists in Dallas Mavericks jersey contest

Mark Cuban unveils finalists in Dallas Mavericks jersey contest

Dallas Mavericks Alternate Jersey Competition
Some designs went throwback with their style. Photo courtesy of Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks Alternate Jersey Competition
Others tried to capture a more modern look. Photo courtesy of Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks Alternate Jersey Competition
It looks like a condom on the torso. Photo courtesy of Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks Alternate Jersey Competition
Dallas Mavericks Alternate Jersey Competition
Dallas Mavericks Alternate Jersey Competition

After sifting through entries into the Mavericks’ alternate jersey contest, owner Mark Cuban has selected 10 finalists to be voted upon. Well, we’re assuming Cuban did the picking and not some summer intern whose uncle is a mid-level sales executive.

Either way, 10 finalists are now being voted upon by the public through October 18. The winning design will be incorporated as the Mavs’ alternate jersey for the 2015-16 season.

Whether you think that this was a brilliant strategy to involve the fans or a lazy attempt at getting someone else to do your job, the contest netted more than 1,000 entries at mavs.com and crowdspring.com

The finalists represent a plethora of design styles. Several evoke the bright green and white jerseys of the ’90s while others are streamlined and modernistic approaches.

A few designs certainly capture the eye. A geometric-inspired jersey looks like something one of the X-Men would wear in lieu of an argyle sweater, but the cake goes to one design that, while streamlined and pretty good overall, has a potential flaw, and that flaw is that it looks like there is a giant condom over the torso.

We get that it looks like a stretched-out basketball, but it really just looks like a condom. A giant condom. We hope it wins.