CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - The Charlotte Hornets Wednesday unveiled their classic edition uniforms for the 2017-18 season, bringing back the design worn by the original Charlotte Hornets from their inception in 1988 through 1997.
Like the previously released white Association and teal Icon editions, officials said the uniform features the logo of Nike’s Jordan Brand.
The Hornets – the only team in U.S. professional sports to have the iconic Jumpman logo on its uniforms – will feature five different uniforms in their 2017-18 uniform collection.
“Since we brought the Hornets name back in 2014, our fans have practically been begging for us to wear a version of the original Hornets uniform,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield in a written statement, released on Wednesday. “We could not be more excited to give them what they want and to see the historic pinstriped, teal Charlotte uniform back on an NBA court.”
Beginning Wednesday, the Hornets Mobile App is running an enter-to-win contest in which five users will be selected to win a Classic jersey of one of the five Hornets starters and a pair of Jordan Super.Fly 2017 shoes.
The classic jersey is expected to be available at retail in November.