Jersey 9: The 1974-80 road reds

1974-roadThis jersey is, in a word, fantastic. It epitomizes ’70s style.

First and foremost, it carries the original wine and cold scheme set forth by the team in the inaugural 1970 season. What’s more, it incorporates the gold with fantastic horizontal stripes running the length of the jersey and continuing onto the shorts.

Should these shorts or these jerseys be worn in this era. No. Never, ever in today’s world. But in the 70s and 80s? Absolutely.

It’s hard not to love the deep red short shorts paired with the flashy jersey. This uniform is flamboyant and showy, and it’s perfect for an era that saw the cavs begin to have some real success in the NBA.

Most importantly, this jersey was worn during the Miracle of Richfield season, and that alone gets the uniform a spot in the top 10.

 

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Author: Ethan Kibbe

Ethan Kibbe is a former sports editor of The Bona Venture. He works in television production, including news and sports.