The Charlotte Hornets unveiled a new uniform for the 2018 NBA season today, and it’s another throwback to a classic design.
The new design pays homage to the white pinstripe uniform from the 1988-89 season that became synonymous with the Hornets identity. Unveiled in a short video through the team’s official app, the uniform appears in an old box TV after a montage of classic Hornets moments capped off by the slogan, “The Original is Back”:
As you can see, the pinstripes run vertical down the top while teal and purple trim outline the edges of the top and shorts. While we don’t get a close up of the shorts, it does appear that the classic Hornets logo is included in the center of the waistline.
Here is a closer look at the top:
These uniforms are very similar to the teal pinstripe edition that the team played in last season. But that’s not a bad thing, as these uniforms were and remain one of the best in the NBA.
The full video posted on Hornets Twitter account can be seen here:
HERE IT IS Introducing the new white Classic Edition uniform to be worn during the 2018-19 season when the franchise celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the inaugural 1988-89 Hornets season!— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) July 25, 2018
https://t.co/WtMFnc33fR #Hornets30 pic.twitter.com/al1wL9fEzf
We don’t know if these white uniforms will replace last season’s teal edition or if the team will play in both. Here’s hoping for the latter.