Yesterday, we had a looksy at a bunch of throwback jerseys that a few teams around the league will be wearing. But today, courtesy of Uni Watch, we get to check out the best of the bunch — a mismatched green-and-yellow Memphis Tams getup that the Grizzlies will be wearing for a few games this season. They’re phenomenal.

First time we saw these, they were on the side of a screengrab from NBA 2K12. Now that we get to really see what they’re all about. I couldn’t be happier with the results. This is exactly what a novelty throwback uniform should be. They’re delightfully weird, historically accurate and the kind of thing you would never see in 2011, which makes seeing them a handful of times a year exciting.

In today’s world, where every mascot is an animal, concept or environmental force, it’s nice to be able to transport back to a time when a team could be named after a Scottish bonnet and wear uniforms that don’t match. The only bad thing is that Zach Randolph is hurt and might miss out on a chance to look hilarious in these.

Full specs after the jump. Your comments are appreciated.

(via UniWatch)

Comments (13)

  1. That’s badass. Where do I buy a Marc Gasol version?

  2. TAMs was actually an acronym for Tennessee/Arkansas/Mississippi, the three states the team hoped to draw fans from. The Tam O’Shanter was a bit of a non sequitur.

    (If you need to know more, Loose Balls by Terry Pluto is an absolute must for the discerning hoops fan).

  3. These jerseys are actually pretty good.

  4. those throwback jerseys do look nice but i’m still hating on the grizzlies since they left vancouver.

  5. I want the Detroit Pistons throwback jerseys to be repping the Flint Michigan Tropics.

  6. Now, I’m waiting for the confirmation regarding the camouflage Raptors jersey.

  7. Fuuuuuuuuuuuccccckkkkkkk this.

  8. What about some Vancouver Grizzlies love??

  9. I feel like these jerseys are sponsored by Sprite

  10. Please tell me they’ll also be wearing these track suits: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2298616440_9e4fc92c60_o.jpg

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