The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to debut new yellow alternate jerseys for the 2012-13 NBA season, and they are already drawing rave reviews from Grantland. Wesley Morris ranked the new unis across the league, and he placed the Cavs' uniforms above those of the New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets. Morris says Kyrie Irving and company will have the best new look:
For a decade, it was maroon, maroon, maroon – and what happened? You got marooned. It's been two years since you-know-who left. It's time for a new you, and here it is: French's mustard with Heinz script. It's young, it's exciting, and when I see it I immediately want to put the whole thing on my hot dog. It's only an alternate uniform, it's true. But it's one that says things are looking up: We've still got Kyrie Irving, and we just know he'll be thrilled to spend many nights for many years wearing this and not totally ripping our hearts out. Right, Kyrie?
The season hasn't even started and the Cavs are champions! Okay, so it's not that big of a deal, but the new design should be fun to see – especially if Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller perform well and compliment each other on the floor.
The future is bright for the Cavs, and now the jerseys reflect that vibe. They may not take over the Central Division this season, but a push for the playoffs would be an exciting surprise for a rebuilding team with intriguing core pieces.