If there is one thing that uniformly unites the San Antonio Spurs fanbase it’s our collective desire for a much-needed update to the teams’ jersey collection
Twitter is one of the most divisive, polarized, and popular websites in the world. Comfortably hidden behind a keyboard and with the anonymity of a self-given username, users are given a large swath of freedom to say what they want, to whom they want. In spite of this, there is one common thread that unites almost all San Antonio Spurs fans: Fiesta jerseys.
Just as they’ve resisted the pull of modern offenses in favor of the mid-range jumper, the San Antonio Spurs have largely stayed away from ambitious changes to their on-court wardrobes. While teams such as the Miami Heat electrify their fanbase, and fill their wallets, on the back of the Miami Vice jerseys, the Spurs continue to roll out the classic black and whites, with a dabble of camo every now then. Enough of that, give the people what they want. Give us Fiesta jerseys!
This isn’t the first time that we’ve covered the passion of the fans for a new jersey, but recently released concepts from some creative people online have rekindled the momentum over the past few days.
The San Antonio Spurs desperately need Fiesta themed jerseys
With some prompting from @byJohnDiaz, here's a remix of the '96 All-Star uniform to fit the bill of a Spurs "Fiesta" alternate uniform design.
I'll eventually get around to doing a white and a grey version, too to have a full 3-year system of ideas.
Whatcha think? pic.twitter.com/6tQIZRstoS
— Conrad Burry ??? (@conradburry) May 26, 2020
Noted graphic designer and frequent jersey designer Conrad Burry came up with a flashy, retro-themed jersey that paid homage to the 1996 All-Star Game that was held in San Antonio. San Antonio hasn’t hosted the event since then but the desire for similarly styled jerseys remains strong to this day.
Make this the new alternate!!! https://t.co/bTZJ7vrwyE
— Air Alamo (@AirAlamo) May 25, 2020
Others have shown support for a cleaner, more minimalist jersey that seems more in line with what the franchise has gone with over the past few seasons.
Over the past few seasons we’ve seen the team roll out variations of a military-themed jersey that pays tribute to the men and women of the armed forces and how much they mean to the country and the city of San Antonio. And while we’re all for paying respect to troops, the team should go in a different direction next year. There’s a reason you see more fans sporting throwback teal gear than the new camo jerseys.
The desire for Fiesta jerseys isn’t limited to just San Antonio Spurs fans, just earlier this year we saw Dejounte Murray share a slick black jersey with Fiesta trim on his Instagram and ask fans if they’d like to see the team roll out something similar. The poll that he posted resulted in a resounding 97 to 3 share in favor of the design.
We will continue to pound the drum and call for Fiesta themed jerseys until this fanbase and franchise get the flashy, exciting jerseys that they deserve.