The 10 most memorable NBA jerseys worn since 2000
Sacramento Kings gold alternates
Unfortunately for eyes everywhere, Rick Adelman was not pointing to the trash can he wanted Mike Bibby to put these alternates in, meaning these threads saw the light of day multiple times in the mid-2000s. That's the worst part (although there are many to choose from) about the Kings' gold jerseys: Sacramento had the gall to actually take the floor in them on a handful of occasions.
Miami Heat striped throwbacks
Miami is a place where outlandish style is accepted, but even these old uniforms never had a chance of fitting in there. Honestly, it's quite shocking that someone somewhere once looked at a Heat jersey and said, "Yeah, these are nice, but know what they could really use? A bright pink and orange stripe down the side. Make it extra obnoxious, too."
Memphis Grizzlies ABA throwbacks
Sometimes, throwbacks bring back pleasant reminders of a certain era in a franchise's past. Other times, they make the idea of never looking back sound very appealing. Can you guess which category these Grizzlies uni's fit in?
Utah Jazz purple uniforms
Generations upon generations of people will hold debates about the merits of these Jazz uniforms and whether they're cool or not, but they certainly stand out. The mountains on the chest, the intersecting "U" and "J" on the shorts — there's more going on in this design than there is in on a typical day in the entire state of Utah.
Toronto Raptors 1990s throwbacks
The Raptors break out these 1990s throwbacks every so often. Every so often is not enough, though. In fact, often would not be enough, either. The only word that would be acceptable for how often the Raptors wear these majestic old school uni's is always. Anything short of that is absolutely inexcusable.
Phoenix Suns orange uniforms
Oh yeah. Creamsicle orange and an even-more-boring-than-normal gray — a classic uniform combo. So much about the mid-2000s Suns was fun, from Steve Nash's MVP seasons to the run-and-gun style implemented by Mike D'Antoni. But these jerseys don't belong on that list, or anywhere near that list.
New Orleans Hornets Mardi Gras uniforms
These little numbers deserve two photos, so you can fully take both the front and the back of them in. It's like the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings combined to make an NBA jersey. A final product this ugly is worthy of both a technical foul and a flagrant foul.
Chicago Bulls St. Patrick's Day alternates
Man, these Celtics jerseys are about as classic as it — oh, hold on, that's Derrick Rose, and that's a Bulls jersey. St. Patrick's Day is a holiday where it's acceptable for things to get a little weird, but not this weird. The Bulls should never, under any circumstance, wear green. Leave that to the team in Boston.
Detroit Pistons early 2000s uniforms
This ensemble barely makes the countdown, as it was shelved in 2001 and the design was altered, but it's one of the more bold looks in NBA history. That flaming horse logo is a divisive one — many revere it while others are revolted by it — but the lone requirement of this list is that the jerseys have to be memorable, and in that respect at least, Detroit can't be questioned.
Golden State Warriors sleeved alternates
The start of a trend that no one really wanted. When Golden State debuted these sleeved alternates in 2013, little did they know they were at the forefront of a revolution that didn't make much sense. NBA jerseys look just fine without sleeves, after all. You know what they say: If it ain't broke, don't make it look like an awkward T-shirt.