Golden State Warriors: Ranking the All-Time Warriors Jerseys
With the rookies taking their first pictures in their new Golden State Warriors jerseys, it reminded me of the Warriors jerseys of the past. The Dubs have had some of the most progressive jerseys in the history of the NBA.
The current design was introduced in 2010, and it takes us back to the past. It is a more updated reminder of the famous “The City” jerseys. As successful as the new digs are, there are also some not-so-flattering jerseys during their history in the Bay.
What follows are their jerseys ranked from lowest to highest.
These Warriors Jerseys were by far the worst.
This jersey was the first significant change from the traditional blue, yellow and white. The Dubs failed at giving their team a new look.
This jersey had “thunder” stripes that went along with the marketing of their new mascot, Thunder. This jersey did not lift the team morale, as they lost more than 60 games in the 1997-98 season.
It was also Latrell Sprewell's last year in Golden State.
9) 2007-2008 Orange Alternative Jersey
The 2007-08 alternative jerseys were a very different style. (amazon.com)
The orange alternative jersey was a radical marketing move to sell more jerseys for the team that just completed the “We Believe” season.
The Dubs looked flashy in the jerseys, but the look was way too loud on the court. They also finished with 48 wins and didn't make the playoffs.
These jerseys were obviously not a hit with fans, as they were discontinued the following year.
These were the last jerseys before the current version. (Associated Post)
After six years of futility on the court, the Warriors changed up the color of the writing from yellow to blue and went to a traditional stripe on the inside of the jersey.
These jerseys were better looking than the originals and were proudly displayed during the “We Believe” season of 2006-07.
These jerseys were standard issue and not flashy or creative like the jerseys of the past. The current Warriors jersey is a huge upgrade from this version.
These were the first jerseys for the San Francisco Warriors.
This jersey was the first version for the San Francisco Warriors (before they became the Golden State Warriors in 1971).
This jersey is not flashy at all, except that it is the beginning of the yellow jersey for the Dubs. Wilt Chamberlain was sporting this jersey after the move from Philadelphia, and any jersey that Wilt wore is fine by me.
The blue and red stripes on the arms of the jersey, the team name and the number really pop out.
This was the last jersey with this logo.
This jersey was the first switch from the yellow home to the white home jersey. This jersey was a seamless transition to the 1988-89 season jersey change where the ball, state and number would be relocated to the shorts.
I love the ball, state and number logo, but the lack of color in this jersey is a total letdown.
The 1988-89 jersey was a welcome change from this jersey.
Run-TMC wore this Dubs jersey.
These were the “Run-TMC” jerseys that sported a plain, more updated white and blue jersey with yellow trim. The Dubs relegated the previous ball logo with the state and star to the shorts.
The jerseys were not flashy, but the Warriors play made these more tolerable. The hope that came about seeing Chris Webber wearing this jersey made it even more likeable.
The blowup caused by Webber in 1994 and then Sprewell made the Dubs search for a different direction and logo at the end of the 1997 season.
The Dubs changed from Golden State to the Warriors during this span.
The Warriors made a small change after winning their only NBA championship at the end of the 1974-75 season.
The words that appeared on the jersey were changed from Golden State to Warriors. The logo with the state and the star remained the same.
The Dubs changed from "The City" jerseys to these in 1971.
The San Francisco Warriors became the Golden State Warriors in 1971 and had to ditch “The City” jerseys. They stayed with their progressive line of thinking and created the famous logo.
The circle with the state of California and a star pointing to the Bay Area location became the Dubs' trademark, and the team would capture their only NBA championship in those jerseys.
The new digs are tops in today's NBA.
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When the Dubs unveiled their current jerseys, it was hard not to be impressed. This jersey is an updated version of the Warriors’ “The City” jersey with an updated Bay Bridge logo.
New ownership took over soon after the unveiling and a more competitive product has come with the jerseys.
Fans will be happy to sell out games with the current gear, whether it is at Oracle Arena or in the future in San Francisco.
Here are the Dubs' most famous jerseys.
The City jerseys were the most iconic design in Warriors history and easily claim the top spot in the countdown. This type of jersey had never been seen before with the words, “The City” on the front and a cable car housing the number on the back.
This jersey also sported the first circle logo which the Dubs held on to until 1988 and again in 2010.
This jersey is the undisputed champion of NBA jerseys and should inspire future jerseys for years to come.