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Top 5 Uniforms In NBA History

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By: Evan Jankens
@kingofthekc

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.

14 JAN 1994: CENTER ALONZO MOURNING OF THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS CELEBRATES DURING A GAME AGAINST THE LAKERS AT TEH GREAT WESTERN FORUM IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/ALLSPORT

14 JAN 1994: CENTER ALONZO MOURNING OF THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS CELEBRATES DURING A GAME AGAINST THE LAKERS AT TEH GREAT WESTERN FORUM IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/ALLSPORT

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.

(Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

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?

 (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport

Credit: Otto Greule Jr. /Allsport

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.

(STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

(STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

What do you think of the new look Hornets?

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