The New Orleans Pelicans failed the Big Easy with boring new city edition uniforms.
Photos of these leaked a week or so ago but most of us were just hoping what we saw was just some sort of cruel joke.
After all, New Orleans is one of the most diverse, colorful, interesting and unique cities in the world, an epicenter of art, music, food and culture that is unmatched. Surely the uniform would reflect that, right?
If you haven’t seen it, here’s the 2020-21 New Orleans Pelicans city edition jerseys.
Yep that’s it. Those haven’t been photoshopped or whited out in any way, that plain thing is the jersey.
It’s based on the city flag of New Orleans but doesn’t represent the spirit of the city, as it is boring, plain and lacks any kind of flavor.
Let’s just get to the jokes.
The New Orleans Pelicans’ city edition uniforms bring out the jokes on Twitter.
Here’s a sampling of some of the jokes I saw on Twitter when these were revealed:
“If you like that milkman fit.”
“They look like knock-off Olympic gear from ’82.”
“Sponsored by Chico’s Bail Bonds!” (a Bad News Bears joke)
“These look like they should say “YOUR TEAM” on the front and “NAME” on the back.”
“Coming soon to a Ross: Dress for Less! near you.”
“This looks like a blank jersey you buy for a rec league team that irons names on the back.”
“I think I saw this at the Jung-Li weekend market in Taiwan. It was near a stand selling spicy chicken feet.”
And those were just from my personal Twitter account!
There were others who didn’t mince words but just told it like it is:
It seems I am not alone in thinking that New Orleans can do better than a basic plain white jersey that looks like it isn’t even finished.
I wish teams would hire local artists to put their spin on the city edition uniforms so that they have a little more flavor of the city.
Maybe once Zion Williamson is ripping rims off in these I will change my mind.