The @memgrizz today unveiled new on-court Memphis Classic Edition @Nike uniforms in celebration of the franchise’s 20th Season in Memphis in 2020-21.— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 11, 2020
In addition, the Grizzlies will showcase a new 20th Season logo and an update to their alternate court at @FedExForum. pic.twitter.com/YNeHQIwFsw
Per their press release, the uniforms pay homage to the 2001-2004 Grizzlies jerseys the team wore during their first seasons in Memphis, culminating of course with the organization’s first playoff appearance in 2004. Pau Gasol and others once upon a time rocked this black jersey with turquoise and red uniform as their set home game day attire - it was an alternate for the Vancouver Grizzlies, but became the first home set for the now Memphis Grizzlies.
20 years after Pau and company made the franchise’s initial mark for Memphis in this uniforms, Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and company will get to do the same.
The team also announced a new logo commemorating the team’s 20th Memphis season as well as plans for a redesigned alternate court to celebrate the occasion. A website has been updated with the team’s plans for use and sale of the jerseys.
2020 has given us all sorts of ugliness to endure. Thank goodness the Memphis Grizzlies can bring the beautiful game of basketball back to us soon...
And look good doing it!