When I heard that the Cavaliers were revamping their color scheme and readjusting their jerseys, I had the same reaction that I’m sure many of you did: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The jerseys they wore last season were perfectly fine. Why in the world does Dan Gilbert find it necessary to concern himself with the team’s attire as opposed to focusing all his attention on, I don’t know, replacing the Squire?
And all of that still holds true…kind of.
The only reason I say ‘kind of’ is because the new jerseys that Gilbert (and whoever else had a say in the matter) came up with are pretty sweet. They feature a much deeper wine color while brightening the gold so that it better emulates the tones from the early 1970s. The front of the home whites displays a new official team font – surprisingly enough, it is not Comic Sans – with “CAVALIERS” in wine across the chest, and the road wine jerseys read “CLEVELAND” in gold.
According to the Cavs’ official website, both uniforms contain special details that make them distinctive. “All for One. One for All.” is printed along the back of the inner-collar of the crew neck jersey and the Cavaliers’ secondary logo, the “C-sword”, appears on both sides of the shorts.
Regardless, the new jerseys are pretty sweet. The retro look will do a nice job of complimenting the retro style of play preferred by new coach Byron Scott.
Cavaliers Ink Undrafted F Samardo Samuels
One of the players that hope to be fitted for the Cavs’ new jersey combo is a 6-foot-9, 260 pound forward out of Louisville. Samardo Samuels played in five games with the Bulls during the 2010 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and held his own, averaging 12.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. He could be a very good addition to the Cavaliers’ frontline as Samuels adds more toughness to the depth chart.
On a rather personal note, I find it cool that the Cavs picked him up simply because my brother played basketball on his team while he was at a skills camp in New Jersey.