The dunking, driving, dishing excitement of the NBA season tipped off this week. With a slate of games highlighting playoff hopefuls and championship contenders, fans across the country can’t wait to watch the hardwood heroism go down this season.
But the NBA isn’t just about its exciting present—many teams are also celebrating their illustrious pasts this season with nostalgic NBA Hardwood Classic jerseys that give fans a nod to yesteryear. The Pacers, Grizzlies, Bulls, Mavericks, Warriors, Heat, Knicks, and Kings will all sport Hardwood Classics jerseys this year that put some fun twists on the old school pullovers.
For instance, the Memphis Grizzlies (who only started playing in River City in 2001) have re-appropriated the look of the ABA’s Memphis Sounds for their Hardwood Classics jerseys. The shout-out to the now-defunct ‘70s team is sure to please longtime hoops fans in Memphis. The throwback jersey schedule is already out for the grit and grind Grizz, and you can catch them rocking the retro uniforms on 11/16, 12/3, 12/29, 1/16, and 2/19.
In a creative nod to their hometown roots, the Indiana Pacers Hardwood Classics jersey pays homage to a story that has become synonymous with Indiana basketball. The Indiana squad will don their throwback look for games on 11/6, 11/29, 12/23, 12/30, 1/13, 1/26, 2/24, 3/15, 4/2 and 4/10.
Meanwhile, division rivals the Chicago Bulls are celebrating their 50th anniversary in style. They’ll sport five different throwback unis throughout the year for “Decade Nights”, which features a different decade of Bulls’ basketball each month. The Windy City squad will sport Hardwood Classic jerseys on 11/5, 12/16, 1/20, 2/19, 3/7, and 4/9.
Fans can check out all of this year’s throwback and alternate jersey options and tons of other gear at the NBAStore.com. But the best way to appreciate all the Hardwood Classics and alternates is to catch NBA action from your home team’s stands. The swish of the net and the roar of the crowd are waiting, with great seats available from Ticketmaster to help you get your game on.
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