By John Ekdahl
Make sure to check out Phil’s excellent roundup of the Suns and Tennessee roll-outs yesterday.
The reaction from Phoenix Suns players appears to be overwhelmingly positive to the new uniforms:
Since their inception in 1968, the players on the court have fashioned only three different uniform styles.
Thursday night in Scottsdale, the Suns unveiled their new threads — only their fourth uniform in their 45-year history. The players who strutted on the catwalk were unanimous in their praise of the team’s new look.
“They’re not really flashy, not too much. They’re kind of old school,” rookie center Alex Len said. “They’re really classy, so I really like them.” …..
“I think we’ve got some of the best colors in the league,” said forward P.J. Tucker, who modeled the purple jersey. “Now they’ve incorporated a little more black into them and the sleeved jerseys, I like them. It’s pretty cool.”
The local media seems to approve as well.
Pardon me for not being more critical, but I’m rolling with the Suns on this one! I actually like the new look although I will say I wish they would have gone with a black alternate uniform versus the orange, but after getting my first look at the uniforms I think the orange will grow on me.
We’ll see how the fans react.
The Arizona Central has a good article about what you never knew about designing an NBA uniform.
The Panthers wore their black-on-black uniforms when they lost to the Eagles on Thursday night in their pre-season game and the Broncos last year.
We’re probably going to need more evidence than that, I’m afraid.
GoVolsXtra thinks reaction to the new Tennessee uniforms is most likely generational.
“It was a generational thing, I think,” said Moore, a lawyer who received his undergraduate degree from UT. “I think the older generation doesn’t like change. I think most young people are OK with doing something new.”
Bob Dickie agreed. He’s a season-ticket holder and a former track and cross country athlete at UT. He thinks that being 39 enables him to see both sides of any generation gap.
“I’ve got my feet in both worlds,” he said. “I’m young enough to have a lot of friends who are millenials. They love it.
“My dad wouldn’t get it. He would be at a loss for words.”
Lord help us. I think I could live my entire life without ever hearing the term “millennials” again and die a happy man.