San Antonio Spurs: Potential alternate jersey leaked by toy listing

By Ryan Kostrzewa
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An early image of a Kawhi Leonard collectible may have revealed one of the San Antonio Spurs alternate jerseys.

When Nike took over the NBA’s apparel contract for the 2017-18 season, they announced a major redesign of the uniforms across the league, including the San Antonio Spurs. According to the press release, each team will now feature four jersey variations, a departure from the traditional home/away/alternate jersey lineup. “Icon” and “Association” jerseys will replace the standard home and away jerseys, and new designs inspired by “The Athlete’s Mindset” and “The Community” will function as the primary alternates.

The Spurs revealed their Icon and Association jerseys in early August and kept their alternates under wraps. but it looks like Twitter user @conradburry may have stumbled onto one of the designs early.

On Tuesday night, @conradburry tweeted this image from the forums of a figurine listed by McFarlane toys:

Not sure of original source, but spotted this on @sportslogosnet forums: apparent evidence that the silver Spurs uni will return next yr:

— Conrad Burry ??? (@conradburry) August 29, 2017

The collectible depicts Leonard mid-dunk in a jersey similar to the silver alternates from last year. The Spur graphic features more prominently on this iteration of the jersey, and it appears to feature the Spurs new logo on the shorts, like most of the redesigned jerseys. It’s hard to tell from the image if the jersey is silver or white.

Although the team hasn’t formally announced the alternate designs, it’s a safe bet that this is one of them. That leaves one more alternate jersey to be revealed, and potentially a throwback jersey for special occasions.

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