CLEVELAND — This season, the Wine and Gold will transform back into the Black, Blue and Orange.
On Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they will wear a 1990s-themed "Classic Edition" uniform seven times during the upcoming 2019-20 NBA season. The Cavs' throwback uniforms feature a modern take on the black, orange and powder blue uniform the Cavs debuted 25 years ago for its inaugural season at Gund Arena in 1994.
“These retro uniforms spark special memories and feelings for our fans and the organization alike. It was a very exciting re-launch downtown for everyone back then,” said Tracy Marek, Cavs chief marketing officer. “We are excited to see threads of the past weave into the future as we prepare to once again tip-off a new era of Cavaliers basketball, this time in the newly-transformed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.”
The Cavs announced their upcoming throwback uniforms with a 1990s-themed commercial featuring point guard Darius Garland, forward Larry Nance Jr., members of the franchise's dance team and even Cleveland Indians legend Sandy Alomar Jr.
The Cavs will wear their throwback jerseys for the following games during the 2019-20 season, which will double as the franchise's 50th-anniversary celebration:
- Saturday, November 23 vs. Portland Trailblazers 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, November 25 vs. Brooklyn Nets 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 11 vs. Houston Rockets 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, December 20 vs. Memphis Grizzlies 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 28 vs. New Orleans Pelicans 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 29 vs. Indiana Pacers 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 11 vs. Milwaukee Bucks 7:30 p.m.
Speculation regarding the Cavs' throwback threads dates back to last week when the team's three court designs for the upcoming season were leaked online. Included in the leak was a throwback court reminiscent of the floor design used in the original Gund Arena, which has since been renovated into Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
On Wednesday, the Cavs confirmed the authenticity of the court design leak -- as well as the uniforms that will be worn when the team plays on it.