The Warriors’ new uniforms are secure, inoffensive, and boring


The NBA offseason is lastly in its quiet interval. The draft is over, each main free agent save for Collin Sexton is formally signed, and the information cycle has principally slowed to a crawl whereas the entire league waits for Kevin Durant to lastly get traded. Whereas the WNBA takes centerstage over the following two months, the NBA will get a bit of break earlier than coaching camps open on the finish of September.

Nearly the one thrilling factor occurring within the NBA lately is new uniform releases. The Utah Jazz launched some new threads earlier this offseason as they put together for all times with out Rudy Gobert (and presumably Donovan Mitchell). The Cavs additionally launched new uniforms that kind of appear to be follow jerseys. Now it’s the reigning champs flip.

The Golden State Warriors introduced their new Assertion Version uniforms for the 2022-23 season. Nike’s Assertion uniforms are the alternate look to enrich the Warriors’ common house and away jerseys. Right here’s the primary take a look at Warriors’ new apparel, modeled by final season’s rookies Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.

Just a few fast hit ideas on these uniforms:

  • This appears to be like fairly just like the design and sample of the brand new uniforms the Jazz and Cavs launched earlier this offseason. Huge letters and numbers, all-caps for the crew identify, and a fairly plain design.
  • This coloration scheme is straight out of the Bay’s native school crew: the Cal Berkley Golden Bears. Right here’s a photograph of Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb sporting their Cal uniforms again in 2016. There isn’t a lot distinction.

Cal basketball stars Jaylen Brown, left, and Ivan Rabb, right, at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Photograph By Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle through Getty Pictures

  • The Warriors’ yellow uniforms have lengthy been among the many finest within the NBA. This feels fairly boring for an alternate look.

Whereas groups just like the Pistons are bringing again their teal ‘90s threads, this look from the Warriors is one other instance of what new jerseys appear to be in 2022. It’s like groups exhausted each fascinating concept for uniforms during the last 35 years and now attempt to go together with easy and unambitious appears to be like. Right here’s the brand new uniforms from the Jazz and Cavs for comparability:

These new Warriors Assertion jerseys aren’t my favourite, however perhaps you disagree. Tell us what you consider this look within the feedback.



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