The Jazz And Cavs Showed Off New Classic Uniforms For The 2019-20 Season

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As we near the start of training camp in less than a month, we are slowly getting an idea of the uniform combinations teams will have at their disposal next season. When Nike took over uniform manufacturing a few years ago, they gave teams the opportunity to change up their alternate uniforms more regularly — without a doubt a way to cash in on fans wanting the newest and latest jerseys.

Even if a fairly obvious cash grab, it’s kept things fresh for teams on the court and allowed them to dabble in some wild alternates, to varying degrees of success. Nike also allows a select group of teams to break out throwback Classic uniforms each year, which always create a buzz and get fans excited as they get to see some of their favorite uniforms reimagined.

This year, we’ve seen the Blazers’ 1977 throwback look unveiled, and on Wednesday, two more teams showed off a retro look. The first came from the Cleveland Cavaliers, who like the Blazers are celebrating 50 years in the league and will bring back their black, blue, and orange look from the 90s.

These are some of the best uniforms in Cavs history and will surely be very popular in Cleveland this year, even as the team continues to go through the early stages of what figures to be a lengthy rebuilding process.

On the other end of the spectrum in terms of expectations this season are the Utah Jazz, who many think could challenge for a title this year, even in the loaded Western Conference. Utah will also break out throwbacks from the 90s for the 2019-20 season, bringing those iconic mountain uniforms from the Stockton-Malone era back to the court.

I’m not sure if the mountain jerseys are actually good or if it’s just a lot of nostalgia that makes me sometimes pine for weird designs from the late 90s and early 2000s, but I’m pretty excited to see these back. The shorts are great and it’ll be cool to see the team back in these as they once again have championship dreams in Utah, as they’re also bringing back the retro court for Classic nights as well.