The Los Angeles Clippers were all set to unveil “something new” at a press event on Monday, thanks to some posted footage from an upcoming video game we already know what that is.
In a series of screenshots from this video featuring gameplay from the new NBA 2K14 video game uploaded to YouTube we see that the Clippers will be sporting a sleeved alternate uniform for the 2013-14 season.
Taking a look at the uniform we see it’s baby blue with the “Los Angeles” script in white, which the club has been using on their existing road and alternate uniforms since 2010/11. There’s a white collar with a thin red trim, white and red piping run down either side of the jersey extending down to the shorts.
It’s on the shorts where the best part of this new uniform is revealed. The Clippers are bringing back a bit of their past by re-incorporating the nautical flags that once adorned the shorts of the San Diego Clippers.
While in San Diego the flags were arranged to spell “CLIPPERS”, the new shorts read “LAC” an acronym for “Los Angeles Clippers”.
I’m not much of a fan of the sleeved jersey look, it doesn’t look great on the players, and it’s not really a good look on the fans either. Those shorts, however, save this set… now the Clips just need to add it to their regular home and away set and we can drop the sleeved jersey altogether.