This fall, the Sacramento Kings will move into a new arena. To coincide with this, they’ve unveiled a new logo set, with uniforms still to come. On Tuesday, the first images leaked online. SportsLogos.net’s Conrad Burry posted pictures of Sacramento’s new jerseys, which have popped up in the NBA 2K store:
If these are indeed real, and there’s no reason to believe they aren’t (SportsLogos.net has been very reliable on this kind of stuff in the past), the new jerseys are an upgrade over the ones the Kings have worn since the 1994-95 season, which encapsulated their much-beloved late-90s/early-2000s run under Rick Adelman as well as a decade-plus of disaster since then. Like their new logos, these jerseys do a nice job of combining their look from the 1980s and early ’90s with the purple-and-black color scheme they’ve adopted in the last two decades.
The continuity is nice, given the risk that would have come with a complete teardown of their look. But they also needed a new look, since they need to get fans excited about their new building (read: sell jerseys), and it represents something of a break from the last 10 years of franchise history, which have been anything but memorable.