The majority of NBA teams will be wearing a sleeved version of an alternate jersey at some point this season, including all of the ones playing on Christmas Day.
Some clubs are embracing the trend more than others, however, and the Timberwolves are firmly on board.
Minnesota officially unveiled what’s being called the “Lights Out” alternate jersey on Wednesday against the Nuggets.
From the official release:
“We’re excited to debut the new black jerseys tonight,” said Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. “We’ve had a chance to get a sneak peek at the jerseys, and are looking forward to wearing them and hope our fans enjoy them as much as we do.”
Designed by adidas, the black short-sleeve uniforms are inspired by the rich, sophisticated nightlife of Minneapolis and continue the black uniform tradition the team began in 1996. It features side panels with repeated “M” and “W” patterns to represent the team name. Timberwolves players were involved throughout the design and evaluation process.
The Timberwolves have committed to this look for 10 regular season games.