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Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:06 pm
Edited on: May 10, 2011 2:08 pm
 
The Washington Wizards have unveiled new jerseys for the 2011-2012 NBA season. Posted by Ben Golliver.


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Despite the best efforts of Gilbert Arenas and Andray Blatche, the Wizards franchise has a long, proud basketball tradition, highlighted by four NBA Finals appearances in the 1970s and an NBA title in 1979. 

New Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis came to power promising change to a fan base that's dealt with far more than its far share of hijinks over the last few years. Not surprisingly, fans of the team have a nostalgic bent for the days when the franchise was still known as the Bullets and the jerseys came in patriotic red, white and blue. Leonsis understood this sentiment -- and the potential marketing and memorabilia power it represented -- and made it clear last year that new jerseys would be at the top of his agenda list.

On Tuesday, he delivered new home and away jerseys for the team (pictured above, courtesy of NBA.com). The jerseys return the team to a 1970s-style look and color scheme. The jerseys incorporate the Wizards logo across the chest and the shorts have a "DC" logo which features a twist on the "arms and ball" logo the team used in the 1990s. 

The throwback look fits the team's history and locale much better than the most recent dark blue designs, which seemed as contrived as the "Wizards" moniker. Love these new jerseys or hate them, at least they aren't these gold disasters. We can all agree on that.

The fan reaction over at BulletsForever.com seems mostly positive. "The colors are cool and so are the logos. Old school but with a fresh feel... MUCH better than the gold and blue we were rocking before," writes seewhite.

"Could not be any happier with them," agrees hibachi. "Honestly, they’re perfect."
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Comments

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Manute Bol is dead, asswipe! 




Since: Jan 4, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 9:39 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Im not a washington fan but these jerseys are so cool and i want one



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:24 pm
 

As a non-Washington fan

I like these jerseys....a nice nod back to the traditions of Wes and the Big E, while hopefully re-building the winning tradition of the team....and sorry but those unis fo the last dozen years were lame jokes...

Nice to see an owner who understands what the fans want...



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Are they rebuilding the Capital Centre too?  I hear Manute Bol is looking for a job.  Maybe they should give him a call.



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

I'm really liking these.



Since: Aug 28, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:53 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

Damn!! those Jersey's Are clean!



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

they look stupid



Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

These look terrible. They just scream 1980's and should only be worn for "throwback uniform day". Hideous things, and I can't believe Wizards fans like them.  I guess the ones that do are likely the ones who wish they'd change the name back to Bullets and go back in time 20 or so years.



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

These Jerseys are amazing. All of Washington loves these. All who disagree are a bunch of "haters." As Lavarro said today, Andray Blatche won't like these because, everyone knows, horizontal stripes only make fat guys look fatter.



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Washington Wizards unveil new jerseys

I am from the DC area and I absolutely love Ted and the way he conducts business as an owner... with that said... these jerseys are butt horrible and ugly looking... they were trying for the Bulletts look without calling them   lez Bullez...... they failed... if your going red white and blue, gotta be called the bulletts... nuff said.  I can safely say that I will never buy a jersey that looks like that but I am not the demographic they are looking to sucker into buying them.


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