Late last night, a source sent me the jersey photos shown above, saying they were from a “reputable source at the factory.” The source followed up this morning with the photos of the shorts. The pics purport to show designs slated to become the Phoenix Suns’ primary white and colored jerseys for next season.
I was skeptical, because the “22” suggests that these designs were in the works for last year (and then presumably discarded), not this year. The same jersey photos were apparently sent to the generally dependable Suns Uni Tracker account on Twitter, whose owner says he’s heard conflicting stories from different sources but says he believes these are old prototypes that will not be worn:
Thread: Okay, here’s the details.
I’ve heard from multiple sources that these (or something close) were back on the table. But I’ve also heard details on a different design and that new ownership hasn’t signed off on anything yet and it’s still a fluid situation.
…I posted these last night a very good source told me these are the authentic prototypes from last year and are NOT happening. Several other sources have told me these are happening, but I trust this guy the most for reasons I can’t disclose. pic.twitter.com/Z0B9FMgpBj
— Suns Uniform Tracker (@SunsUniTracker) May 8, 2023
I’m hoping Suns Uni Tracker is right, because I don’t like these at all. The chest graphic looks so rinky-dink, like a cheap knock-off of the real thing. Sigh — I really wish they’d go back to this.