Houston is going alternative.
Well, not like Austin. More in a “the Rockets are breaking out alternative uniforms” way. The Rockets brought out some of their big stars to unveil the uniforms at an event Tuesday night. Here’s a look.
The first thing I notice — two-thirds of them have sleeves. As I have stated before, the sleeves don’t bother me personally but I know a lot of fans and some players can’t stand the look.
I’m not the best fashion critic, but everyone is doing the black uniforms now, and this one doesn’t pop for me the way the Suns’ new black alternate did. Honestly, if you can live with the sleeves, I like the silver ones Howard is wearing best. Maybe fans will eat up the Clutch City alternates, I’m less inspired.
Let’s be honest, alternate jerseys are there to move product — it gives fans options when buying a jersey. What ultimately matters is what Rockets fans think, and will they vote with their wallets.