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Charlotte Basketball’s Definitive Jersey Rankings - No. 15

Forty Five Percent a Good Idea

15. 2009 Green Charlotte Jersey

When you put that Le Croix can in the recycling basket and you ask yourself, “ is this the very least I can do for the environment?” The answer to that question is a resounding no.

In 2009 from April 2nd to the 10th, the Bobcats, along with Chicago and Denver, decided to wear green uniforms. But that’s not all folks. They also wore socks made from forty five percent organic cotton; that’s right 45%. They did this because the NBA had deemed this week to be “Green Week.” Shockingly, it fell short of fixing global warming. NBA Green is still an ongoing effort and they’ve done some amazing things including creating a basketball court made entirely of recycled glass.

The jerseys are bland, but not offensive. The offensive part is that nobody got the point. They thought they were late St. Patrick’s Day jerseys or worse Charlotte 49ers jerseys. The offensive part is that the Bobcats did this as a way to get credit for doing nothing. And that is probably unfair, but if you wanted to remind people to be more environmentally conscious then maybe we can push the organic cotton content of your socks north of forty five percent.