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Suns unveil grey, sleeved alternate jerseys (VIDEO)

Eric Bledsoe

Phoenix Suns’ Eric Bledsoe during Phoenix Suns NBA basketball media day on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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The Suns have an alternate uniform ready for Thursday night’s nationally televised home contest against the Thunder, and the team unveiled it today by having Eric Bledsoe model it in a video clip debut.

Here’s more on what went into the design, from Greg Esposito of Suns.com:

“One of the things we were trying to do is make sure all the uniforms we’re building have some sort of legacy to the history of the Phoenix Suns,” said Greg Fisher, the creative mind behind the uniform. “We used the Old West type because it was part of the legacy.”

That iconic western font is emblazoned on the front of the new jersey in black lettering, outlined in the bold orange that has become synonymous with the Suns over the decades. The lettering is nearly identical to that used in one of the first iterations of the team’s jersey from 1973-1992. ...

“It’s throwback,” Bledsoe said with a smile. “Everybody nowadays likes that throwback fashion.”

Phoenix will wear the new uniforms a total of four times this season, with March 19, April 2 & 24 on deck after Thursday.