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Charlotte Basketball’s Definitive Jersey Rankings - No. 2

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Alonzo and The Technicolor Purple Throwback

2. 1994 - 1997 Alt Purple Pinstripes

The purple pinstripe Hornets jerseys are the most iconic Charlotte jersey in popular culture. Whether it’s Dababy posing in front of a depreciating asset, or J Cole at the all-star game; celebrities like to be seen in Hornets’ purple. When certain other sports entertainment corporations make “best of” jersey lists, if they include the Hornets at all, they harken back to the mid-nineties purple alts.

I don’t have the stats in front of me, nor does a cursory search of the interwebs shed light, but I would bet that these jerseys have the best P.E.R. In that they were not worn often, but when they were it was memorable. It is also interesting to note the change of color tone through the three short years of their existence.

So far in this ranking, we have refrained from referencing the throwback versions of these classic uniforms. However that streak ends here because when modern day Hornets wear the purple it looks simultaneously vintage and modern. The Hornets could replace the solid purple current alts with these and even without knowing the history they’d be top three best current jerseys.

But if the purple pinstripes are number two, which jersey holds the definitive number one ranking?!