Cavaliers adding blue uniforms to the mix this season, but what will they look like?

October 10, 2018

Cavaliers adding blue uniforms to the mix this season, but what will they look like?

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers are adding two new uniform sets to their repertoire this season and ditching those gray “The Land” jerseys that nobody (except me) liked.

While we don’t know what the new jerseys will look like, we know they will be different shades of blue. That’s according to Twitter user Casey Vitelli, who snooped the depths of LockerVision, the NBA’s web site that lists what uniform each team will wear on any given night, to get the intel which has since been backed up by other reliable uni watchers.

Found colors for the new “City Edition” uniforms. Also found colors for a new uniform, known as the “Earned Edition” uniforms. Only 16 teams will rock the “Earned Edition.” (quick glance its all the playoff teams from last year) pic.twitter.com/Wiql4emaMO— Casey Vitelli (@caseyvitelli) October 4, 2018

The new “City” uniform -- the one replacing those grey jerseys -- will reportedly be dark blue, perhaps a nod to the shade used in the popular blue alternate jerseys from the first LeBron era. It’s not clear if the team will use “The Land” again on the jerseys -- my guess is it won’t -- but the ensemble will feature some sort of ode to the city whether it’s another nickname, a landmark or symbol.

The team also wore blue during their Price-Daugherty-Nance glory days of the late 1980s, though the shade was more of a navy blue. 

According to the NBA schedule, the Cavaliers will wear the dark blues for the first time November 13 against Charlotte Hornets.

The Cavaliers, by virtue of making the playoffs last season, will also reportedly be one of 16 teams to don a fifth uniform set. Dubbed the “Earned” edition, the new kit will be powder blue-- a color, like the gray introduced last season, the team has never used before. It’ll be interesting to see how the Cavs pull it off-- powder blue makes you think of the Los Angeles Chargers or Kansas City Royals, not Cleveland’s NBA team.

The Cavs are scheduled to debut the new “Earned” edition jerseys against the Miami Heat on January 2.

The team will continue wearing three ensembles from last season -- the white “Association,” wine “Icon,” and black “Statement” jerseys -- again this season. Though the Cavs pretty much abandoned wearing white during last season’s playoff run, the “Association” edition will be most frequently used uniform set this season with 34 appearances on the schedule.

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