The NBA season is almost upon us and the San Antonio Spurs are getting all gussied up for the occasion. The NBA Final hopefuls unveiled brand new alternative uniforms that will be worn during the 2013 season and the foreseeable future.
“We are introducing a new and unique Spurs jersey this coming season,” said Rick Pych, Spurs Sports & Entertainment President of Business Operations, said in a statement. “The new design simply features our iconic Spur’s logo and it is positioned over the heart as it has such enormously deep roots with our team, fans and the entire community. It’s the first-ever NBA jersey logo without any writing or peripheral design on the front of the jersey and we’re very glad to be introducing this new use of the classic icon of the Spurs to our fans.”
The Spurs are slowly beginning to move towards the future, an inevitable move as the core of the team has largely been the same for the past 10 years. TIm Duncan, Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker all helped the Spurs win three titles in the 2000′s but the NBA is experiencing a youth movement with the Oklahoma City Thunder epitomizing that and stars like Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving and Chris Paul all leading the way behind them.
These new jersey’s not only look slick, but it’s the beginning of the transition to the future.
“Our traditional uniforms have a very classic look and our new jerseys are a nice alternative to keep things fresh,” said Spurs Guard Danny Green.
There hasn’t been a whole lot to hate about the Spurs over the past decade, and these new jersey’s aren’t a jumping off point to start doing so. Hopefully for San Antonio and their notoriously loyal fans, the new wave of the future can replicate the success of the legends that are passing the torch.