#2: Teal Fiesta jersey
I love the idea of a fiesta jersey. The vibrant colors add another layer to a “boring” team, plus the whole idea of the fiesta honors the Latin American population of Texas. That being said, when I think of teal, I think of the Detroit Pistons of the 1990s, not the Spurs.
The jersey is a callback to the 1996 All-Star game, held in San Antonio, which is cool and all, but that would have been 27 years ago, so it is not a significant anniversary or anything. On top of that, this is the third year in a row they have had a fiesta jersey, and I honestly think they have gotten worse each year. Don’t get me wrong, the teal from this year and the white from last year are both incredibly cool, but I think they knocked it out of the park with the black with teal, pink, and orange accents.
My third and final gripe with the uniform is it is not affordable for fans. Switching up the most fun jersey every year, it makes fans less likely to buy one. Are you really going to spend over $100 a year for a Dejounte Murray 2021 jersey, Keldon Johnson 2022 jersey, and Josh Primo 2023 jersey? If you have the means to do so, good for you, but if you are like the rest of us, the cost adds up fast. I think teams should commit to a uniform for multiple years at a time, like the Spurs, spent the Big Three era doing.
The positives of this jersey are numerous. The team logo across the chest is very, very cool. The pink edges on the arms and orange waistband are awesome accent marks, and I honestly love the new font on the front chest of the jersey. Thank you, Blake Wesley, for leaking the uniform and making fans excited for what will surely be a lackluster season.