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Cavaliers unveil new uniforms, the age of jersey minimalism continues

Aug 18, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT

The Cleveland Cavaliers have new-look duds to go with their new-look team (get excited for Christian Eyenga!), and they look pretty sharp:

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Image via Ball Don’t Lie.

The Cavs are just one of the many teams to shift to a more minimalistic, traditional look. Squads like the Celtics and Lakers have held onto their historic unis through the years, but recently we’ve seen teams like the Sixers and Jazz revert back to throwback styles. This scheme may not be a throwback in the truest sense, but it does reflect both the color scheme and simplistic look of Cavs’ jerseys past.

Don’t mourn the death of the ‘modern’ jersey. This is a good thing. No more flaming horses. No more swashbuckling swords. Just duds that look like they were made to play basketball in. Three cheers for simplicity.

  1. David - Aug 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    In this case, I think it’s a step backwards.
    I don’t really see how this this looks better than last year’s Cav’s Jerseys. The “modern” Cav’s jerseys weren’t overcomplicated.
    http://cdn3.ioffer.com/img/wantad/712/081/56rtffdedgf.jpg
    That’s a simple jersey too. It just has more modern graphics / text. It was simple…. and better than the new one’s, IMO.

  2. Raj B - Aug 18, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Sharp???
    They look dull to me. It really looks like they’re going anti-LeBron with him no longer being around.
    The Anti-LeBron Campaign features:
    1. Anti-LeBron support when he leaves
    2. Anti-skill on the court
    3. Anti-creative with the jerseys
    And Dan Gilbert claims that LeBron will take the “curse” of Cleveland to South Beach. This team is a joke!!!

  3. Raj - Aug 18, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Sharp???
    They look dull to me. It really looks like they’re going anti-LeBron with him no longer being around.
    The Anti-LeBron Campaign features:
    1. Anti-LeBron support when he leaves
    2. Anti-skill on the court
    3. Anti-creative with the jerseys
    And Dan Gilbert claims that LeBron will take the “curse” of Cleveland to South Beach. This team is a joke!!!

  4. Coma Alpha - Aug 19, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    The decision to change the jerseys was not made recently, it was made half-way through last season. Right around the time the Cavs traded Z for Antawn Jamison.
    So in closing, the changing of the jerseys had nothing to do with LeBronadict Arnold.

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