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The New York Knicks will wear their orange alternate jerseys again in 2014-15, according to Christopher Arena, NBA vice president of identity, outfitting and equipment.
And the Christmas Day uniforms will have first names instead of last names on the back of the jerseys. So, assuming the Knicks play on Christmas Day, Carmelo Anthony's jersey will have “Carmelo” on the back instead of “Anthony.”
Uni Watch first detailed the Christmas Day jerseys.
Of course, uniforms have no bearing on the team’s on-court performance, but the Knicks surely hope to have more success in their orange uniforms this season.
The Knicks went 0-7 in orange jerseys in 2013-14. They were 0-6 in the orange alternate uniforms last season and 0-1 in the short-sleeved orange uniform they wore in a Christmas Day loss to Oklahoma City.
And in a forgettable sartorial blunder, the Knicks’ orange and Atlanta’s red road uniforms made it difficult for viewers to differentiate between the two teams on television.
The Knicks will not wear short-sleeve jerseys next season. The Lakers, Pistons, Trail Blazers, Spurs and Raptors are among the teams that will.
Question: Do you like the new Christmas Day uniforms? What do you think about the Knicks wearing orange again next season?
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