Cavaliers get “New” look

Fans in the greater Cleveland area should all be well-known with the saying “wine and gold”. That of course is implying the Cleveland Cavaliers, and their colors and ever since 2003 when the former “King” was drafted first overall.

This past week however, Cleveland announced the new uniforms that the Cavaliers will be wearing for the upcoming season. However, stating that the Cavaliers will be wearing “new” uniforms could actually be a false statement.

Austin Carr playing in the original wine and gold uniforms

The expression, “wine and gold” is actually the “original expression” of the Cavaliers archetypal colors. The expression goes way back when the Cavaliers franchise first started in 1970, and “wine and gold” was born. Under then head coach, Bill Fitch the team compiled a league worst 15-67 record. The original expression of “wine and gold” was said while some of the greatest Cavalier players ever played. Such as; Austin Carr, Bingo Smith, Jim Chones, Dick Snyder and Campy Russell.

For the 2010-2011 uniforms the wine will be deeper and the gold will be brighter-reflecting the Cavaliers traditional uniforms.

2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers uniforms

“The response from our fans related to our classic uniforms and merchandise has been tremendous over the last several seasons, especially our original wine and gold color mix items,” said Tracy Marek, the Cavaliers senior vice president of marketing. “As a result, we’re very excited to bring the spirit of the original expression of wine and gold into our brand full-time for the future.”

Cavaliers will be emblazoned in wine across the “new” uniforms in the home jerseys; and Cleveland in gold will be on the road wines. Also there will be a “C-sword” on both sides of the shorts.

The thing that sticks out the most in the uniforms will be on the back of the neck- “All for one. One for all”. A slogan the fans and franchise has used throughout their playoff runs, but this time might imply something more than just the playoffs.

UPDATES:

Anderson Varejao sprained his right ankle while playing for Brazil’s national team in Spain on Wednesday. However, he is not expected to miss any time.

Former Cleveland guard Delonte West was suspended 10 games with the plea of gun charges.

With Rudy Fernandez on the trading block, the Cavaliers are not expected to go after the sharp shooter.

Until next time Cavalier fans,

Jake Dorow

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