What is “slate”? Not the website that thinks James Harrison is a squirrel or a horse or something — I mean the color, slate. According to Wikipedia, it’s “a gray color with a slight azure tinge that is a representation of the average color of the material slate. As a tertiary color, slate is an equal mix of purple and green pigments.” Basically, don’t call it black. It’s not black, it’s slate.
It’s also the new color of the Golden State Warriors’ alternate uniform. It’s apparently never been used before. According to the Warriors website, “Slate represents not only the technology and innovation synonymous with the Bay Area, but also the body armor for the team on the court.” Okay, whatever. Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch roasted the jerseys this morning, calling it a “train wreck.” What do you think?
Obviously, we’re not fans of t-shirt jerseys with v-necks, but in my opinion, this the best one I’ve seen so far. And if sleeved jerseys are the way of the future for the NBA, better we go with sweet color schemes (yes, I like the “slate” and I like the yellow trim) and unique patterns (the back looks like it has a subtle pinstripe thing going on, and the v-neck is more rounded than what we’ve seen in the past).
It is a little weird that there’s no team or city/state name on the front, but I like the simple look. It’s not like I don’t know which team is the Warriors, and this design choice is probably based off the fact that the team is considering a name change anyway.
The most offensive aspect of the jersey is that it was unveiled in front of “social influencers.” What, did our invite get lost in the mail?