The San Antonio Spurs have unleashed a new alternate military-inspired "camo" uniform for the 2013-14 season, and though it's not pretty, it's for a good cause you can't help but get behind.
Here's a shot of the new uniform, as shown by The NBA on ESPN:
The Spurs will first wear this custom uniform on Wednesday, Nov. 13, when the Washington Wizards come into San Antonio, as noted by NBA.com, which featured Spurs guard Danny Green talking about the meaning behind these uniforms:
Playing in San Antonio, we’re constantly reminded of the selflessness and courage of those that serve. We owe them a debt of gratitude, and it is an honor to recognize and show support to all active and retired military members.
With Lackland Air Force Base located inside San Antonio city limits, this is a city well acquainted with the sacrifices made by military men and women on a daily basis.
San Antonio will wear this uniform for the second time this year "on Military Appreciation Night, presented by USAA, on Friday, Feb. 28, when the Spurs host the Charlotte Bobcats," as noted by NBA.com.
Of all the teams in the NBA, the Spurs embody at least a few of the core principles of the military better than any.
Under the watchful eye of head coach Gregg Popovich, San Antonio plays with exceptional discipline both on offense and defense, and its players almost always comport themselves with the utmost respect on and off the court.
It's a good fit for the Spurs to honor the military with this uniform.
No doubt it is an ugly piece of art, but at least it represents something honorable. The men and women that serve in our armed forces sacrifice their lives so that we can live in a free nation.
It's easy to forget about the cost of freedom—a cost these men and women pay on a daily basis. Owning and wearing one of these uniforms is a chance to publicly support those who sacrifice their freedom so that we can have ours.
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