There’s never been anyone quite like Prince, and there’s never been a team quite like the 2018-19 Minnesota Timberwolves. Fine, those two descriptions don’t carry quite the same weight. But here’s what’s true: The T-wolves will pay tribute to the late legend with this year’s “City Edition” uniform.
Here’s a look at the leaked jersey:
— TimberWolves FR 🇫🇷 (@TwolvesFRA) October 22, 2018
And here, via Reddit, is a look at the leaked shorts:
They’re both a subtle but effective nod at Prince’s landmark “Purple Rain” album, not just the color scheme but also the font:
The City Edition threads pay tribute to each NBA city with a unique, distinctive look. Sure, you can be a cynic and say that they’re just a way to deke fans into buying more merch, but when the uniforms are this sweet, fans will line up.
Prince died two years ago at his home in Minnesota. He was quite the basketball player himself, both as a young lad and in his later years. If there’s any disappointment about these uniforms, it’s that they’re not blouses.
Here’s a ranking of last year’s City uniforms, in case you’ve forgotten. Look for the rest of 2018-19’s to trickle out over the coming months.
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