The Charlotte Hornets today unveiled a new uniform, a throwback to the 1980s and 90s in celebration of their 30th anniversary season.
A white version of the throwback the team wore last season, the “Classic” uniform will be worn for at least six home games in 2018-19. The “Classic” designation also means that the Hornets will be wearing five different uniform designs during the season.
“With the success of our teal Classic Edition uniforms last season, we felt it was only right to bring the white version back this year as part of our 30th Anniversary celebration,” Charlotte Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield said in the press release. “As we look to replicate the experience and excitement of the early days of the Hornets, wearing the white uniform that the original team wore every night at the Charlotte Coliseum brings another layer of authenticity for our fans.”
Charlotte originally wore this uniform from 1988, their first season in the NBA, right up until 1997. The uniform is white with multi-coloured light blue, royal blue, green, and purple vertical pinstripes with “CHARLOTTE” arched across the front in teal. The Hornets original logo from this time period is on the waistband of the shorts.
Here’s the original unveil video posted by the team: