San Antonio Spurs: Speculating on the new uniform designs
By Rob Wolkenbrod
The San Antonio Spurs will roll out their new uniforms soon, so what could they look like?
‘Tis the season, San Antonio Spurs fans. A handful of NBA teams received their new Nike jerseys for the 2017-18 season, and the Spurs look like they’re next, according to the franchise themselves.
The folks at Pounding the Rock already speculated on what the new jerseys could look like, or what they want to see. So, with some time remaining before the Spurs officially reveal the new look, let’s see if there’s anything that can point to the potential design of the new uniforms.
It will be difficult, or almost impossible, to find a hint of what the Spurs’ updated look will be. The team’s Facebook page posted a retrospective video of the original jerseys, which goes back to the James Silas-George Gervin days.
The black-on-black with the white outline would be a slick look to return, maybe as the third or fourth jersey. It’s a throwback and one that I wouldn’t complain to see make a comeback. This could be a nice go-to at the NBA Store. There’s a modern-day preview already up, with Gervin shirts available for $44.99.
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Under a realistic microscope, let’s look at the jerseys that were already released. The Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, and Golden State Warriors all kept a similar, if not identical, look. Teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, and Indiana Pacers, all teams that switched up their uniforms a handful of times this millennium, received the modernized-bold look.
If this is the trend, then look for the Spurs to fall into the group that kept things status quo. That’s not a negative, but if you’re out for a fully-redesigned jersey for the Association and Icon editions, then it may be best to temper expectations.
San Antonio does have a new set of logos, however. Does that mean we should expect the basketball-shaped graphic with “SA” lined vertically to appear on at least one version of the 2017-18 season’s looks? I’d count on it to go beyond the hats.
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Look for the new Spurs jerseys to have a similar feel, with the exception of the basketball-shaped logo on one of them. Maybe Nike will surprise the fans with a fiesta-inspired design or throw back to the originals, but if things are played safely, then everything should look the same.