Purple mountain jerseys make a return this season

September 7th, 2012 | by Spencer Hall


I’ve been meaning to post this for months, but a leaked Adidas catalog for retailers shows the throwback jerseys NBA teams will wear during the 2012-13 season. The Jazz purple mountain jerseys made famous during the Finals runs of the mid-90s will be available as part of the Hardwood Classics series.

Retro jerseys for the Bucks, Bulls, Hawks, Heat, Kings, Pacers, and Suns will appear on-court, while vintage 90s jerseys for the 76ers, Cavs, Raps, Rockets, and Jazz will be available in stores.

I always hated the mountain jerseys, but there’s no denying the throwback appeal. Besides the Bulls and Pacers, every one of these represent terrible design decisions–but the garish look is awesome in retrospect.

On-court Hardwood Classics:



Retail-only Hardwood Classics:


Shooting shirt:


Spencer Hall
Founder Spencer Hall has covered the NBA, Team USA and NBA D-League since 2007 and launched Salt City Hoops in 2009. Spencer is now the news director at KSL.com
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  1. Robert Olson says:

    Yes please.

  2. Sam says:

    If I have money, I’d definitely buy one, I’m excited.

  3. Sam says:

    Please no… those are the goofiest jerseys the Jazz have ever had. (The 90’s in general was not a good era in NBA uniforms). Switching from those uniforms was the best thing the Jazz ever did. I will definitely not be throwing any money down for one.

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