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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Everything that is old becomes new again. We are always looking to the past for inspiration, and why not? Some of the best ideas are things that were popular once, and then discarded in the name of progress.
Today the Phoenix Suns debuted a new alternate uniform that takes cues from some Suns uniforms from the past. As Suns.com explains…
That iconic western font is emblazoned on the front of the new jersey in black lettering, outlined in the bold orange that has become synonymous with the Suns over the decades. The lettering is nearly identical to that used in one of the first iterations of the team’s jersey from 1973-1992.
One of the players who wore that font across his chest was Suns Head Coach Jeff Hornacek. His current point guard, Eric Bledsoe, is proud to be able to carry on the tradition that started so many years ago.
“It’s throwback,” Bledsoe said with a smile. “Everybody nowadays likes that throwback fashion.”
The font isn’t the only thing helping connects the past and the present. The sunburst on the bottom of the shorts harkens back to the original design worn by the likes of Dick Van Arsdale, Connie Hawkins and Paul Westphal. Don’t worry, though, these shorts are much longer than their predecessors. The entire look is tied together with the modern-day numbers on the chest and back, and the “S” mark that was introduced last season on the sleeves.
The color scheme pays homage to the history behind the name of the city we call home. Like the bird of Greek origin, the city rose from the ruins of a former civilization into a thriving metropolis earning it the name Phoenix.
To see more, check the video above. The Suns will debut these uniforms tomorrow night against the Oklahoma City Thunder on TNT.