Hornets bringing back the iconic white, pinstriped jersey for select games next seasons.
In celebration of the Charlotte Hornets' 30th anniversary next season, the team has announced that they're bringing back the white, pinstriped uniforms worn by the original Charlotte Hornets from their inception in 1988 through 1997.
Based on the iconic uniforms worn by the likes of Alonzo Mourning, Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues, the white jersey includes the familiar crossover v-neck and multi-colored pinstripes in light blue, royal blue, green and purple. The shorts feature the classic Hornets logo on the waist and the identical royal blue, white and teal trim as the original.
The team brought back the classic teal jersey last season, so it only makes sense that they went with the white one for the 30th anniversary.
“With the success of our teal Classic Edition uniforms last season, we felt it was only right to bring the white version back this year as part of our 30th Anniversary celebration,” said Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “As we look to replicate the experience and excitement of the early days of the Hornets, wearing the white uniform that the original team wore every night at the Charlotte Coliseum brings another layer of authenticity for our fans.”
According to today's press release, the new "Classic Edition" uniform will be worn during a series of “Classic Night” games, which will celebrate the history of the Hornets and feature music and game presentation elements designed to take fans back to the Charlotte Coliseum of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. The “Classic Night” games will honor some of the organization’s all-time great players and feature giveaways, including bobbleheads and T-shirts, that highlight some of the top players and moments in Hornets history. There will be a minimum of six “Classic Night” games during the 2018-19 season.
The Hornets' white Classic Edition jersey is expected to be available at retail in November.