CLEVELAND - While the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of figuring out who all will be wearing their new jerseys in the coming year, we now have an idea of what those threads might look like. On Tuesday, a picture appearing to be the wine version of the team's new Nike uniforms leaked online.
Since the original post from @josh_tep, which has since been deleted, multiple uniform enthusiasts have posted mockups of a cleaner look at the Cavs' new duds, including sportslogos.net's Conrad Burry, who confirmed the leaked photo is the real deal.
In addition to new word marks and numberings, Cleveland's new uniforms will now feature a Nike swoosh and the Goodyear logo. The 2017-18 season will mark the first year of a partnership between the franchise and the Akron-based tire manufacturer.
This coming season will also be Nike's first as the NBA's uniform manufacturer, as it takes over from Adidas. Earlier this month, Nike revealed the first images of its new uniforms, as well as the news that it will no longer designate home and away jerseys for teams.
Cavs star forward LeBron James is a Nike endorser, as is point guard Kyrie Irving. Of course, one of those two players is much more likely to actually be wearing the Cavs new unis when the 2017-18 season begins.
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