The Phoenix Suns have new uniforms and they were oh so close to having a great look. Close.
As you can see, the sun streak across the front just ends with the number. Unlike the sunburst from their old set, this one just feels empty. Had they included a sunburst, this new uniform set could be one of the best in the NBA. Instead, it just feels empty.
That is what appears to be a legit leak of the new Phoenix Suns identity. We knew they were going to emphasize black, but I didn’t know they would do it to this extent. The only purple left in their remaining identity would be a carry over of their old logo — and I suspect that to be the case just to avoid some fee in the NBA’s rebranding rules.
But here we are. We lose one of the nicest identities in the NBA in terms of color and we have ANOTHER team that wears black. Oh fun! And to top it off, the colors and the new “S” logo are not to my liking.
The other night, we saw the Suns wear their gorgeous black eclipse uniforms and it brought me back to when basketball was so big for me. Tonight, the Bucks will wear their green uniforms. This nostalgia run has got me excited.
As you can see from the above photo, these teams will wear these throwbacks in the upcoming games and I could not be more excited.
Despite the logistical design flaws of big letters, gradients and pointless dropshadows, this was a time in basketball when I really fell in love with the league. Seeing these on the floor one last time is really a great high five for the league.