Blazers to wear red throwbacks in select games next season.
In celebration of the Portland Trail Blazers' 50th anniversary, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and co. will be wearing classic throwback uniforms for five home games in the 2019 season.
The all-red uniforms feature "blazers" in lowercase letters written vertically down the chest, just like the uniforms worn by Bill Walton when Portland won the NBA title in the 1976-77 season.
In addition to the throwback unis, the Blazers have also revealed a specially designed court that will be used in five home games next season. According to the press release, the Blazers repurposed last year's court by having it sanded and repainted for the 50th anniversary design, in an effort to maintain the team's sustainability efforts.
"There are also some stark changes, most of which pertain to the colors utilized on the court. The hardwood is now one color, whereas the previous court had a lighter woodgrain within the three-point line and a darker grain everywhere else. They key is now off white rather than red, while the half circle at the top of the key is now red rather than wood. And the border around the court has been changed from red to black."
The court will make it's game debut in Portland's 2019 preseason opener against the Denver Nuggets at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum on October 8. The Blazers first home-opener of the 2019-20 regular season will also be against the Nuggets on October 23.