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 largely 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 just a little break earlier than coaching camps open on the finish of September.
Nearly the one thrilling factor occurring within the NBA as of late 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 probably Donovan Mitchell). The Cavs additionally launched new uniforms that type of seem like apply 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 residence 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 fairly just like the design and sample of the brand new uniforms the Jazz and Cavs launched earlier this offseason. Massive letters and numbers, all-caps for the crew title, and a reasonably plain design.
- This colour scheme is straight out of the Bay’s native faculty 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.
- The Warriors’ yellow uniforms have lengthy been among the many greatest 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 seem like in 2022. It’s like groups exhausted each fascinating thought for uniforms during the last 35 years and now attempt to go together with simple and unambitious appears. Right here’s the brand new uniforms from the Jazz and Cavs for comparability:
These new Warriors Assertion jerseys aren’t my favourite, however possibly you disagree. Tell us what you consider this look within the feedback.