Grizzlies fans split on look of newly revealed Statement Edition jerseys

Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Memphis Grizzlies announced their 2022-23 statement jerseys on Friday morning, and they came with mixed reviews on social media.

When taking a look at the new uniforms, you can see that only  a few minor tweaks were made to the statement jerseys from last year.

They word Grizzlies appears in a much larger font than before, and they also added the word Memphis in all yellow letters directly above it.

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The same pattern that appeared on the collar before is still there, but now makes an appearance on one side of the jersey as a stripe.

Lastly, the Nike logo in the top right corner of the jersey has been changed to the Jordan logo, which is the first time that the Grizzlies have made this change.

Here’s what Grizzlies fans across social media are having to say about the new threads.

Evan Barnes, a reporter with the Commercial Appeal, alluded to possible supply chain issues as a reason for the somewhat basic look.

As you can see, there are mixed opinions on the new Memphis Grizzlies jerseys.

While these tweaks to the statement uniforms do not blow me away, I definitely do not think that they look any worse than last year’s statement jerseys. However, this almost has to be the first jersey in the Zach Kleiman era that every Grizzlies fan does not absolutely love.

For the past few years, the Grizzlies have done an excellent job when it comes to making uniforms that look as smooth to wear off the court as the players look in them on the court. They have been in the very top tier compared to every other team in the association, and while this year’s statement jerseys are solid, teams like the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns absolutely nailed the simplicity mixed with just enough flare to be at the top of the statement edition category.

I’m sure the uniforms will grow on fans as the season progresses though, as the changes that the Grizzlies have made are not substantial enough to be made a big deal, and the they still look smooth, just awfully similar.

The old saying does go “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” though, right?

At the end of the day, the only reason that these uniforms have gotten a mixed reaction is because of the absolute heat from years past has set the bar almost too high to overcome.

Plus, all that matters is the product on the court when all is said and done, so don’t expect the Grizzlies play to get any worse no matter what they are wearing on the court in 2022-23.

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