The Cavaliers are going back to the 1990s with their new jersey and court.
As announced by the team on Tuesday, the Cavs’ ‘Classic’ jerseys for the 2019-20 season are the team’s uniforms from when the team moved into the building formally known as Gund Arena for the 1993-1994 season. Per the announcement, the jersey is a one-year addition to the team’s jersey rotation. One other jersey — dubbed the ‘City’ colorway — will be released at a later date.
Cleveland will wear the ‘Classic’ jersey for the first time in its home opener on Oct. 26 against the Pacers. Overall, the Cavs will wear the jerseys a total of eight times in the 2019-20 season.
Additionally, Cleveland will use a court featuring the same color scheme the nights they wear the ‘Classic’ uniform. The design includes the Cavs’ logo from 1994-2003, as does the jersey.
Are these the best Cavs jerseys ever? No, but it’s a fun nostalgia play to a sometimes forgotten era of Cavs basketball. And something a little off kilter as far as jerseys go is fun — not everything needs to look exactly the same.
Cleveland also a released a look at its 50th anniversary season.