In case you missed it the National Basketball Association lockout is over and the abbreviated 2011-12 season is getting underway later this week.
In the past few days we’ve had several teams unveil new alternate jerseys and jersey patches, I’ve already told you about the new Utah Jazz green alternate jersey which will be making it’s on-court debut December 30th, here’s a run-down of the other new jerseys unveiled in the days since.
The Miami Heat unveiled their new all-black alternate jersey which they are officially branding as their “Back in Black” jersey. The jersey eliminates all red from the colour scheme and only trace amounts of white, used to outline the team script and player numbers – leaving them otherwise non-existent.
The Sacramento Kings also unveiled a black alternate jersey, one which features more colours than Miami’s thankfully.
Across the front of the jersey is a script extremely similar to the one used in the Kings’ first seasons in Sacramento but now in black, purple and white instead of their 1980s colour scheme of red, white and blue. Silver numbers are placed below the script.
Your defending NBA champions, the Dallas Mavericks have made some alterations to their alternate jerseys unveiled late last week. The basic concept remains but a darker blue is now the predominant colour as well as the swapping of the placement of the script with the player number on the front of the jersey.
The Golden State Warriors made their 50th anniversary patch public this past week, this will be worn on the team jerseys all season and commemorates 50 seasons playing in the Bay Area of California.
Also, the Washington Wizards new home jersey made their on-court debut on Friday, here’s a pic of the front and the back of the new uniforms:
We’ll have a more comprehensive run-down of all the changes for the 2011-12 NBA season later in the week.