Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, as they say.
And Magnolia apparently had that adage in mind when the team decided to update its logo ahead of the much-awaited PBA Season 46.
The Hotshots unveiled the new emblem on Facebook last Saturday.
It features more emphasis on the ubiquitous Magnolia symbol, which sits atop a blue ribbon that has “Pambansang Manok” written on it.
Completing the look is the term “Hotshots’ with a new font.
The new team symbol is far from its predecessor, which features a red rooster comb up top and a yellow flame design.
The old one was in use since the Purefoods franchise decided to carry the Magnolia Hotshots banner back in 2017.
Since that switch, the San Miguel Corp.-owned ball club has reached the finals thrice and won the 2018 Governors’ Cup championship.
It remains to be seen what lies ahead for them with this change.
This update could also signify a fresh start for Magnolia, who lost long-time leader Marc Pingris to retirement just last Tuesday.
Some Hotshots players like Calvin Abueva and Jerrick Ahanmisi have actually been seen rocking practice uniforms with the new logo.
It remains unknown if Magnolia will sport new jerseys for the 2021 season, which could open either late June or early July.