Throughout the National Basketball Association offseason, teams across the league have unveiled their brand new Nike uniforms for the upcoming season.
The franchise unveiled its newest alternate uniform on Wednesday afternoon, which is nearly an exact replica of the Hornets' first look when they tipped off in Charlotte in 1988. The Hornets - the only team in US professional sports to have the iconic Jumpman logo on its uniforms - will feature five different uniforms in their 2017-18 uniform collection.
"Since we brought the Hornets name back in 2014, our fans have practically been begging for us to wear a version of the original Hornets uniform", said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield.
Based on the uniform worn during the Hornets' first decade, the teal jersey includes the familiar crossover v-neck and mutli-colored pinstripes in royal blue, light blue, purple and green.
According to the press release, the Hornets will wear the Classic uniforms for three home games this season, including November 15th against the Cavs, December 23rd against the Bucks and January 13th against the Thunder. Fans can purchase tickets to these games beginning Monday, September 18, at 10 a.m.
Charlotte announced the look with a post on the team's website, but seeing is believing when it comes to uniform design.
The Hornets are one of eight teams with a classic set.