NBA basketball club Utah Jazz unveiled their classic Purple Mountain Jerseys this week according to reports from the team’s Twitter account.
According to sports updates, the retro jerseys will figure in 11 select home and away games throughout the 2019 NBA season. Similarly, during games when the jerseys will be worn, the court design will likewise mimic the retro logo of the ball club.
Apparently, the classic mountain jerseys would serve as an ode to the rich history of the ball club. The classic mountain jerseys were worn by the team from 1996 until 2004. Accordingly, notable stars include the Basketball Hall of Fame inductees Karl Malone, John Stockton, and ex-NBA Coach Jeff Hornacek. Due to this reveal, a reeling in of nostalgia has swept Salt Lake City the past couple of days.
This comes as the Utah Jazz prepare to make a deep run into the NBA playoffs next year. According to reports, the team plans to go “all in” this year with the addition of superstar Mike Conley. Eventually, the core roster that consists of NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, upcoming star Donovan Mitchell, and Conley will serve as Utah’s “Big Three”.
The Utah Jazz joined the NBA in 1979. Despite reaching the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, they have never won the ever-elusive NBA Championship throughout their 40 year run in the league.
Unfortunately, Hall of Fame inductees Karl Malone and John Stockton finished their NBA careers without having a Championship Ring. Considered to be the best front- and backcourt duo in the history of the NBA, Malone, and Stockton played together in Utah for almost 20 years.
The Utah Jazz plays in Salt Lake City.