The Los Angeles Clippers are calling back to the San San Diegan (San Dieigan? San Diagon?) heritage, and introducing light blue throwback jerseys for the 2013-14 NBA season. The jerseys look fantastic, color is on point, the side features flags with a nautical theme and there’s absolutely no way the Clippers could screw this up outside of … yeah, they screwed them up.
The Clippers put sleeves on the jerseys. At least 90 percent of the new jerseys look great. From the team’s website:
Designed by adidas, the uniforms are inspired by heritage of the Clippers organization and the Nautical culture of the southern California area. The “Back in Blue” uniform features light blue color for the first time since the team was based in San Diego. Light blue has a rich history with the organization and has been a part of the team’s identity since they were the Buffalo Braves in the 1970’s. The lightweight woven shorts feature three iconic nautical flags to represent each of the team’s letters – L-A-C- to stand for Los Angeles Clippers.
Here’s a look at the Sunday jersey:
Here’s Jamal Crawford, suffering in near silence:
Here’s Bill Walton, wearing the inspiration behind the jersey.
And here’s Juan Samuel: