The Indiana Pacers are back on track as a franchise with a bona fide superstar and a young core that almost any team in the league would love to have. As such, it would make sense that fans would expect the team to look the part of an exciting up and coming team. And one opportunity for the Pacers to do that is with the city edition uniforms that come out every year.
It seems that every year that the team comes out with city edition uniforms, with the reveal eliciting anger from every fan across the internet. And sadly, this year didn’t break the pattern as the Pacers revealed, what appears to be, a truly cringeworthy new city edition jersey.
The jersey features a teal blue on the shorts with what looks like spray painted stripes down the leg. The chest of the jersey reads the shortened city name, ‘Indy’. While the jersey certainly is a break from recent years, and many fans appreciate the attempt to get creative, these jerseys continue the tradition of not reflecting what so many fans have been asking for year after year.
With a tradition of so many rich jerseys, it feels disheartening that the Pacers continue to not use classic jerseys that are beloved by so many fans.
For example, there is the FloJo jersey that was and continues to be extremely popular as well as the classic pinstripes that we are so used to seeing Reggie Miller in. Names across Pacers media chimed in with their thoughts on the new city edition uniforms, many of which questioned the quality of the new reveal.
To get the full story and the reveal you can go to the Fieldhouse Files where the story was initially released. Perhaps these jerseys will grow on us, but for know, we may just have to live with some questionable Pacers design decisions.