The Warriors’ new uniforms are protected, inoffensive, and boring

The NBA offseason is lastly in its quiet interval. The draft is over, each main free agent save for Collin Sexton is formally signed, and the information cycle has principally slowed to a crawl whereas the entire league waits for Kevin Durant to lastly get traded. Whereas the WNBA takes centerstage over the subsequent two months, the NBA will get a bit of break earlier than coaching camps open on the finish of September.

Nearly the one thrilling factor occurring within the NBA lately is new uniform releases. The Utah Jazz launched some new threads earlier this offseason as they put together for all times with out Rudy Gobert (and probably Donovan Mitchell). The Cavs additionally released new uniforms that sort of look like practice jerseys. Now it’s the reigning champs flip.

The Golden State Warriors introduced their new Assertion Version uniforms for the 2022-23 season. Nike’s Assertion uniforms are the alternate look to enrich the Warriors’ common dwelling and away jerseys. Right here’s the primary take a look at Warriors’ new apparel, modeled by final season’s rookies Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody.

A couple of fast hit ideas on these uniforms:

  • This seems to be fairly much like the design and sample of the brand new uniforms the Jazz and Cavs launched earlier this offseason. Large letters and numbers, all-caps for the staff title, and a fairly plain design.
  • This shade scheme is straight out of the Bay’s native school staff: the Cal Berkley Golden Bears. Right here’s a photograph of Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb carrying their Cal uniforms again in 2016. There isn’t a lot distinction.

Picture By Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle by way of Getty Photos

  • The Warriors’ yellow uniforms have lengthy been among the many finest within the NBA. This feels fairly boring for an alternate look.

Whereas groups just like the Pistons are bringing back their teal ‘90s threads, this look from the Warriors is one other instance of what new jerseys appear like in 2022. It’s like groups exhausted each attention-grabbing thought for uniforms over the past 35 years and now attempt to go together with simple and unambitious seems to be. Right here’s the brand new uniforms from the Jazz and Cavs for comparability:

These new Warriors Assertion jerseys aren’t my favourite, however possibly you disagree. Tell us what you consider this look within the feedback.

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