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The San Antonio Spurs unveil alternate jerseys, and they’re more or less what you’d expect

Kelly Dwyer
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Danny Green points to the most distinctive part of the new Spurs alternates (Getty Images, via NBA.com)

Since Tim Duncan was drafted over 15 years ago, the San Antonio Spurs have remained hilariously staid, seemingly going out of their way to make routine and respected "Spurs moves" while remaining a constant championship contender for the last decade and a half. In a somewhat shocking bit of derring-do, the team announced earlier in the month that it would be soon unveiling alternate jerseys to wear at times during the 2012-13 season. For a team that has only worn black and white since the 1996-97 season, the news was as jarring as San Antonio Spurs news typically gets.

Then the unis hit, on Wednesday. And they're … well, they're pretty simple. They're cool, we like the gray and the throwback spur on the front that reminds of the team's old ABA uniforms, but these are some simple duds. Borderline practice jerseys, if you will. Then again, the San Antonio Spurs have always been about practice, practice, and practice; so it sort of makes sense.

More examples follow after the jump.

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Danny Green, super-enthused (Getty Images, via NBA.com)

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Kawhi Leonard sports the alternate, and Green the typical Spurs road jersey (Getty Images, via NBA.com)

Really, with only black and white to work with (and thankfully not the teal-dotted southwestern style that ruined many a child's David Robinson T-shirt in the mid-1990s), there wasn't a whole heck of a lot the Spurs could do, and the simplistic plan was executed well.

The jerseys will debut at the team's home opener on Nov. 1, and make 11 other appearances throughout the 2012-13 season.

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