Report: Houston Rockets will wear Chinese “City Pride” uniform

According to Clutch Fans, the Houston Rockets “City Pride” uniform will celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year by using four Mandarin characters across the chest. With the rapid growth of the Asian-American population in the Houston area, it’s no surprise the Rockets will celebrate the diversity of their fanbase. The team will wear the sleeved uniform for three-straight home games, beginning with a Feb. 21 contest against the Raptors and will run through the Feb. 25th matchup with the Clippers.

Clutch Fans also noted that Rockets will not release another alternate uniform this season, as the 2014-15 NBA Adidas catalog can confirm, but will reveal two new alternates prior to the 2015-16 season. It would be expected that one of the jerseys would use the very popular red and yellow color scheme associated with the team’s championship seasons, but Clutch Fans notes that it will likely be a sleeved gray alternate, similar to the Orlando Magic’s “City Pride” look.

The second alternate jersey, still in the concept stage according to Clutch Fans, will feature “Clutch City” across the chest. The website went on to say that one more change will occur in 2015-16, as the cut of the team’s current uniforms will be more narrow.

In addition to the Rockets, I can confirm that the Celtics, Nets, Suns, and Warriors will also reveal “City Pride” uniforms throughout the season.