For years, the Dallas Mavericks have been the butt of jokes for the franchise’s stylistic choices for their jerseys. Whether it’s Zach Lowe teasing the Mavericks about their bland city uniforms in 2018 or the entire internet hating this year’s options, it’s been a long held opinion that Dallas needed to at least re-assess the team brand.
Since it’s jersey week at SB Nation, it felt like a good moment to look back at the best the Mavericks have to offer and hopefully, it will inspire the branding choices as Dallas moves forward. Now, we already did a thorough history of the Maverick jerseys a few years ago, but since things have either gotten worse or stayed the same depending on your point of view, it’s worth acknowledging the simple truth: the green away jerseys adopted in the second year of the franchise remain a high point.
Look how cool Derek Harper looks! This isn’t even much of a question compared to their other choices in recent years. The franchise commitment to all things navy and blue, it’s hard to find any official team gear that’s green. This option here has the right colors and since it’s official gear, raises the question as to if the green might finally make a comeback (Kristaps Porzingis may have let the cat out of the bag with this tweet late last month).
A close second would have to be the white home jerseys the team used for years. Any excuse to post this photo of Dirk Nowitzki and Dennis Rodman.
Face it, Luka Doncic and the rest of the team would look awesome in these.
It’s not just me who think the green jerseys need a revival. Two weeks ago, the Maverick social media team tweeted out a popular meme where people are asked to pick three favorites. Between fans and current players, nearly everyone had at least one green jersey in their selections. Dirk Nowitzki, Tim Hardaway, and Dwight Powell all had the first option in their choices.
Hopefully, Kristaps Porzingis was on the right path and spoiled us to a potential return of this color as a dominant part of the color scheme. The Mavericks have had some reasonably cool options over the 40 year franchise history, but few stay with you over the course of time.