As you can tell from the headline and that picture, the San Antonio Spurs’ new alternate jerseys are very grey. Like, greyest uniforms in the league amounts of grey. (They are the only grey uniforms in the league, but still.) And if you look at Danny Green’s face, you’ll see the internet’s general reaction to the jerseys, which I interpret as “Ummm…those?”

The shorts are not bad. They don’t look like NBA game shorts, but more something like what you would buy at Champs to play pickup ball in, but they’re fine. Just some grey and black shorts. The new interlocked SA logo is a nice new thing for a staid team and I could see them looking cool with a jersey that’s basically just a grey flip of the standard Spurs look. That could work.

But that jersey? Not a huge fan, but they’re still better than the last time the Spurs tried something different. It’s cool that they went for something innovative, but sometimes that means you end up looking like you’re wearing practice/summer league jerseys or are a part of the Major League Baseball “Turn Ahead the Clock” promotion, and not in a good way. There’s a reason most teams don’t have just a logo on the front of their shirts, and that’s because there’s too much chest room for only a logo. You need to have a horizontal component or else it looks like you forgot something. In the Spurs’ case, it looks like they forgot the S-P-R-S.

Word on the internet street is that the Spurs are going to wear these about a dozen times this season, all at home. So that means get used to ‘em, especially because, as some people have pointed out these leave a lot of room for advertising, which is the wave of the future. Pretty soon all jerseys will just have a giant logo in the middle and ads all over the place. Can’t wait.

Comments (14)

  1. looks like some cheap high school jersey

  2. These would be the first nba jerseys with only the logo on them right? well for awhile at
    least the current style is just the city name on the front/ team name

  3. Well they are a team named after a boot accessory…

  4. Plenty of space for ads!

  5. Like an unfinished MS paint drawing. I know some will really force themselves to like the design just for the sake of being cool but no, alignments, colors, just didn’t work well.

  6. I’m going out on a limb and saying they’re cool. They’re minimal, and very now. I can imaging the young guys on the team looking good in them, but TD, Manu, Parker? That might be a little odd. Pops will look super weird next to these guys on the bench, maybe he should have a special matching suit.

  7. At least they aren’t the worst jersey from Texas NBA teams, they would come in 3rd behind the Mav’s horrible mirror like Silver alts from the Antoine Walker era as well as the Rockets smiling dildo cartoon jerseys from the 90′s.

  8. I swear The U used to wear jerseys with just a big U on the front. Could definitely be wrong though….

  9. Damn… that’s ugly.

  10. At first I read “The Spurs new alternate jerseys are super gay” with two dudes in post modern jerseys awkwardly posing and thought : “What the fuck am I going to read now…”

  11. Terrible… Someone got paid to design that?

  12. matches ginobli’s hair colour

  13. Here in Australia, our national basketball league (NBL) has 90% advertising decals and 10% team and player details on the jersey…

  14. Ok first of all you are all idiots including whoever wrote this article. Yes the NBA is going to put advertisements on the jerseys but they clearly said it will only be ONE advertisement and it will be about the size of the NBA logo on the jerseys so the Spurs turning into the Bing Spurs or whatever you guys are thinking is wrong. Second its an Alternative Jersey, Alternative is supposed to be totally off the wall and make you think…hmm that’s different and that’s exactly what they do. And tell me the pic of Parker celebrating after beating the Thunder in these uniforms isn’t a great pic. Shut up you trolls its an alternative jersey what were they supposed to do? Do what Chicago did and just go from red and black to black and red? LOL at least they stepped out on a limb and took a shot and I honestly think it worked.

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