NBA Jersey Notes: Sixers Unveil Throwback From '70-71
In Philadelphia, Ed Barkowitz noted the 76ers will wear jerseys from '70-71 with "Seventy Sixers" printed on the front. The team said that they will "wear those obscure jerseys 'several times'" next season. Barkowitz noted the jerseys are "another chance for the club to ring the cash register." But Sixers President of Business Operations Chris Heck said that it is a "way to pay tribute to one of its all-time greats," Basketball HOFer Billy Cunningham. The jerseys will "go on sale Oct. 1 on the team’s website and at stores inside the Wells Fargo Center" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 8/1).
THROWING IT BACK: The Grizzlies "will play in throwback uniforms and on a newly designed court for select games over the next two seasons." The jerseys and court "commemorate the 25th season of the franchise this upcoming season and the 20th year in Memphis the following season." The throwback look is an "ode to the Vancouver Grizzlies," as the two jersey designs are "similar to the uniforms the team played in during its time" in British Columbia (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 8/2).
LEAKED LOOK: CBS SPORTS' Shanna McCarriston noted the latest Warriors uniforms have "reportedly been leaked on social media." The team "planned to unveil new uniforms with a slightly new look" for the '19-20 season, but the surprise "may have been spoiled" on the team's Reddit page. The links are "no longer live, but fans were quick to grab a screenshot of the new looks" (CBSSPORTS.com, 7/30).