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We Need a REAL Retro Jersey!

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Hi guys, just a shortish post on the state of our jerseys at the moment.

Okay, so while everyone, including me, loves our unis, the other day I was thinking of our full uniform set:

  • White Home
  • Black Away
  • Red Alternate
  • Rip City Alternate

For me, there is one glaring absence here- a legitimate retro jersey! I like the Rip City alternates (although I'm not a fan of the truncated trim), but they are just what they are, alternates. Even if they have a retro feel, THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. IT DOES NOT EVOKE NOSTALGIA.

I, for one, would like to see a past jersey design used in the same capacity as the jerseys pictured above. Each of those was worn in the NBA's 'Hardwood Classic' nights (approximately 3-5 times in a season), and although it doesn't sound like many games, it is actually similar to the amount we wore the Rip City threads.

My thinking was - as we already have a white 'retro' alternate for approximately 3-5 games, and the red alternate for approximately 12 games - how about about a true road retro, to be worn for 3-5 games? I was thinking the first time worn would be at home, and, from then on, on the road. The choice of jersey would probably have to be black (or red, I suppose), so as ensure it's not redundant with our current set.

Leave a comment as to why you think a certain design would be a good or bad choice - e.g. It'll look intimidating on Wes, etc.

I'll put a poll up, and pictures of the three I thought would be good fits.

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Note: I think the last one is the most mean-looking, for better or worse... (Imagine Lopez in it!)

Thanks for reading.
Big-Man

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