The Memphis Grizzlies are celebrating their 25th season in existence and 20th season in Memphis by unveiling two throwback uniforms along with a throwback court.
On Thursday afternoon, the Memphis Grizzlies issued a press release and announced via Grizzlies.com announcing that they would be wearing two throwback uniforms over the next two seasons, along with playing on a throwback alternate court both seasons. The news comes weeks after rumors started swirling on twitter when a picture went viral with Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant rocking the Vancouver uniforms.
BREAKING: A team source confirms to @fastbreakbreak that the Memphis Grizzlies will wear Vancouver Grizzlies throwbacks for selected games in 2019-20. Official team jersey reveal in August— Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) July 19, 2019
: (Vancouver photoshop) @theScore
: (Memphis photoshop of the photoshop) @Memphicity pic.twitter.com/f5oyZ9S9pM
“The opportunity to connect the history of our franchise over two consecutive seasons deserved a special approach,” Grizzlies Team President Jason Wexler said in the Grizzlies press release.
The Grizzlies announced that for the 2019-20 season that they will pay tribute to their time in Vancouver by wearing the turquoise, red, white and gold uniforms.
For the 2020-21 season, Memphis will honor the first era of Grizzlies in Memphis. Memphis will wear the all black uniforms, with the red, white and turquoise on the sides with ‘Memphis’ on the chest of that uniform.
For the next two seasons, the Grizzlies will have a secondary court that pays tribute to the Vancouver era.
The uniforms are likely to be popular both in Memphis and Vancouver as well as league-wide for their unique color combination and style. Memphis bringing back the Vancouver uniforms only builds more anticipation towards an exciting time for the Grizzlies, despite the fact the team is in rebuild mode. The youth movement is in full effect - that likely won’t mean much winning the next year or two.
At least at times they’ll look damn good doing it.