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.
“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.