I guess it is Cool Jerseys, Bro Day here at TBJ because we are bringing you all the hottest jersey news fit to print (I’m assuming that everyone reads the internet the same way I do, by printing out every article I find before reading it). First you peeped the throwback Dream Team unis that Team USA wore during their game with Argentina and now we’ve got some news on throwbacks that are going to show up during the next NBA season.

From UniWatch:

“I saw the Spring 2013 Adidas NBA Catalog and there are some new on-court offerings,” says Chris Blackstone. “There are new jerseys for Christmas Day and for home weekend games during the second half of season, called the Winter Court jerseys. They’re monochrome like the all-black Miami uniforms from the past couple years, but in team colors.

Also, there are Hardwood Classic jerseys for Indiana (home from 1997-98 through 2004-05), Milwaukee (late ’90s), Chicago (mid-’90s alternate), Atlanta (late-’90s road), Miami (late-’90s alternate), Sacramento (mid-’90s alternate), Phoenix (1990s alternate), Philly (early-’90s road), Cleveland (mid-’90s road), Toronto (late-’90s home), Houston (late-’90s road), and Utah (late-’90s road).”

First things first, I’m not so sure I’m going to be a fan of the monochromatic look for all the Christmas Day games. The Heat ones are OK, not great, but I can’t imagine a court full of one-color jerseys is going to look great. I’ll truly reserve judgment until we see what they look like on the court, but I’m not quite looking forward to these Winter Court jerseys.

The throwbacks, on the other hand, all sound great. I’m assuming the teams will be wearing these: Pacers, Bucks, Bulls, Hawks, Heat, Kings, Suns, Sixers, Cavaliers, Raptors, Rockets, Jazz. But even if I’m not entirely accurate on my guesses, the teams are definitely going to be wearing throwbacks from the 1990′s, which is awesome. Usually teams look a little further back, towards the 70′s or 80′s, so it’s going to be fun seeing teams looking like the era when a lot of us came of age as NBA fans.

Of the 12 that have been announced thus far, I’d say I’m most excited to see the Jazz and Hawks retros. Sure, they’re both entirely ridiculous and hopelessly 90′s, but it’s been a while since we saw jerseys with giant cartoons wrapped around the midsections and it’s going to be hilarious to see a guy like Al Jefferson with some mountains around his belly.

Update: A bunch of the jerseys have been confirmed, though it seems some may not be worn on-court. Get excited.

Comments (24)

  1. yippie ki yay i wanna see me them kings jersey ya’ll

  2. I personally hope they go with the blue & yellow pacers jersey & warriors “the city” jersey…the best has to be the old multicolor buildings denver nuggets jersey.

  3. What was the deal in the 90′s? Turned classic jerseys and turned them into abominations. Obviously the Rockets take the cake….if splashing a rocketship on the jersey wasn’t bad enough, they put it on the court as well. And don’t even get me started w/ an actual Dinosaur on a jersey.

    • To you the Dinosaur jersey may have sucked but many Toronto Raptors’ fan, such as myself love the Jersey and are quiet proud of it. It beats the crap red and white jerseys I see today…like honestly red and white? This isn’t the Canada Raptors, it’s the Toronto Raptors.

    • Your opinion is wrong and you should keep it to yourself. The rockets are the only team besides the Bulls to win in the 90′s in the Jordan era. So to mock them as team and not only their jersey is plain ignorant. The raptors jersey with an actual raptor on it is just plain badass. Plus pinstripes rule. That Vince Carter jersey is one of my favorite of all time.

      • “The rockets are the only team besides the Bulls to win in the 90′s in the Jordan era.”

        Well, as well as the Pistons and Spurs….

        And those jerseys are badass….if you’re 12.

        I think Raptor fans who loved those jerseys were, at most, 12 if they have fond memories of those jerseys. Since I was much older than 12 at the time, I thought they looked pretty stupid, and still do.

    • Your opinion is wrong and you should keep it to yourself. The rockets are the only team besides the Bulls to win in the 90′s in the Jordan era. So to mock them as team and not only their jersey is plain ignorant. The raptors jersey with an actual raptor on it is just plain badass. Plus pinstripes rule. That Vince Carter jersey is one of my favorite of all time.

  4. Raptor jerseys in the 90 s were much better than the current ones

  5. The bucks ones are depressing because aside from 2001 they are synonymous with being awful. At least the red ones now have some history with Alcindor and Oscar.

  6. Did the Phoenix example have to be No. 13? Jerks!!

  7. “First things fist”???
    “I assuming…”???

    Come on now.

  8. The 90′s Raps and Rockets uni’s also doubled nicely as pajamas.

  9. Wooooo! 90ies Throwbacks! Niiiiiiice! Suns alternate ftw.

  10. BARNEY of the raptors comes back to life!!

  11. What about if the monochromatic look for Christmas is used exclusively for teams that wear red or green? That could look fantastic.

    Possible matchups:
    Heat vs. Celtics
    Bucks vs. an all-star team of the Bulls, Cavs, Clippers, Wizards, Rockets, Pistons (alternate), Hawks (alternate), Blazers (alternate), and Raptors (a bit too violet for my tastes).

    Okay, I was hoping there were more teams that wore green.

  12. This 90′s ASG jersey may be the worst jersey ever made. http://www.nba.com/media/95allstar11_627_071105.jpg

  13. The Raps are bringing back the old school purple with the stripes? Freaking sweet. If they bring it back with the Raptor eating the letters logo even better.

    Wish the Pistons were bringing back the teal horses just for the lolz.

  14. I liked the way NBA jerseys looked in the early 90′s:

    http://nbahwc.blogspot.com/2012/06/nba-1991.html

    But the late 90′s were ass ugly. Why would teams want to re-live that era?

  15. The Obscene team – Greg Oden and his package star after a breakout return season.

  16. its about freakin time!

  17. I really like the retro Bucks jersey.

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