By: Evan Jankens
With the revamped Charlotte Hornets unveiling their new uniforms on Thursday I thought it was only fitting for me to list my top 5 uniforms in NBA history.
5. The original Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets were one of my favorite uniforms, the teal jerseys were sported by the likes of Alonzo Mourning and Grandmama Larry Johnson. The pinstripes are awesome, and then when they rolled out the purple version I even liked them. I just hope the new Hornets uniforms hold their own.
4. Black Phoenix Suns
It may have been the influence of Charles Barkley, but the black Phoenix Suns jerseys won me over in 1995. I liked the home and away (purple) but when the Suns rolled out their black jerseys I wanted one bad.
3. Blue Orlando Magic circa 1995
There just might be something about the year 1995 and the pinstripes that won me over. I was also influenced easily by the play of Shaq and Penny. That was a selling point to me — But can you argue these uniforms were awesome?
2. New York Knicks circa 2000
The big thick black stripe on the sides the darker blue all weighed into my decision to rank the Knicks 2 overall. Larry Johnson might also have another influence on me.
1. Black Chicago Bulls circa
The Bulls were basically wearing tuxedos on the court. The NBA celebrated 50 years and every team wore a gold NBA logo on their uniform. The red pinstripe on the black uniforms were as picture perfect as a jersey can get.
What do you think of the new look Hornets?