The Golden State Warriors revealed their new alternate uniforms for the 2014-15 season on Sunday night, as forward Harrison Barnes modeled the new threads at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. The event was the first of its kind, as the Warriors invited their Twitter followers to attend the event with the third-year player.
“We have the best fans in the NBA, and with Twitter and other social media giants being headquartered in our backyard, it made sense for us to allow the power of Twitter and social media, along with our fans, to tell the story of our latest alternate uniform,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “As an organization, we are always striving to be at the forefront of innovation and constantly looking for original and unique ways to engage our tremendous community and fan base.”
The uniforms follow the same template as the team’s home and road look, but like the team’s other alternate uniform, features sleeves. The Warriors were the first NBA team to wear sleeved uniforms, as Adidas pushed its latest uniform innovations during the 2013 season.
According to the team’s press release, Slate will be considered part of the team’s color scheme moving forward.
“Slate represents not only the technology and innovation synonymous with the Bay Area, but also the body armor for the team on the court,” said Welts.
Golden State will debut the new uniforms when the team faces the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, Nov. 15, and will continue to wear the Slate uniforms for Saturday games throughout the season. The Warriors will also be releasing another uniform this season as part of the NBA’s “City Pride” series. Similar to the Lakers “Hollywood Nights”, Pistons “Motor City”, and Trailblazers “Rip City” uniforms, the Warriors, Celtics, Magic, Nets, Rockets, and Suns will all reveal their “City Pride” uniforms throughout the season.