The seventh spot on our countdown belongs to these shining duds: the uniforms the Cavs wore during LeBron James’ first stint with the team.
The Cavs transitioned away from their hideous black and blue scheme and back to the traditional wine and gold pairing when they drafted the hometown star. The fact that these replaced those atrocious uniforms singlehandedly earned them a spot in the top 10. Continue reading “Jersey 7: The 2003-2010 road duds”
With the NBA playoffs in full swing now, the Cavaliers are sitting pretty in their first-round matchup. They lead the Pacers two games to nothing, winning both games at home in Quicken Loans Arena.
Now, as game three looms tomorrow, they’ll head to Indianapolis. LeBron has, at times, struggled on the road against the Pacers. Continue reading “A Cavaliers X-factor”
Friday night, the Cavaliers pulled off a much-needed win over Charlotte. It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the team needed a road win badly after an embarrassing performance in Denver earlier this week.
The question is, do the Cavs have reason for concern? Continue reading “Cavaliers: Time to panic?”
It’s been a couple weeks since the NBA trade deadline, and now that some of the Cavaliers’ newest players have had some time to adjust to their new surroundings, it’s time to grade the performance of the Cavs’ front office.
Let’s start with the acquisition of Kyle Korver. Continue reading “Assessing the Cavs’ deadline moves”
If you like the current home and away uniforms, then it’s hard not to like these jerseys as well. First and foremost, they look great. The colors are clean, the horizontal stripes look fantastic, and the colors pop. Once again, these jerseys are perfect for their era: showy, a little gaudy, and perfectly 70s.
These jerseys were worn by some pretty lousy Cavs teams. It took the franchise awhile to become decent. That being said, some Cavs greats wore these duds. Stars like Campy Russel, Austin Carr and Nate Thurmond donned these gold masterpieces. Partly for nostalgia’s sake, and partly for their elegance, these jerseys grab the eighth spot in our countdown.
The 10th-best uniform in Cavaliers history is the one the team currently wears on the road.
What makes it great? First, it has the team’s original wine-and-gold color scheme. The deep red hue and the dark yellow look great together.
Also, the jersey is simple. It is two toned, the stripes are clean and crisp, and the colors are not distracting to the viewer. It is classically elegant.
Finally, it reads “Cleveland” across the chest. Not Cavaliers. Cleveland. Continue reading “Jersey 10: The Current Road Uniform”
In their 47-year existence, the Cavaliers had worn a variety of different uniforms. They’ve even worn several different color schemes. But which uniform is the best ever? And what makes it so great?
Here’s a look a the definitive ranking of the Cavs’ 10-best uniforms. More-detailed posts will follow with a explanation of what sets each look apart. Enjoy, and GO CAVS!
10. The current road uniforms.
9.The 1974-80 road duds.
8. The 1974-80 home uniforms.
7. The 2003-10 road jersey
6. The 1983-87 road look
5.The current road alternate
4. The current Cavfanatic or “stretch” jersey
3. The 1987-1989 road jersey
2. The 2003-2010 home duds
1.The 2005-2010 road alternates