The Minnesota Timberwolves have come out with a fresh new look. One that has been inspired by the musical legend, Prince.
The uniform is known as the City Edition and features a nice dark color palette of black and purple. However, the names of the players would be in white, likely for in-game reference purposes. According to the Rolling Stone, it was designed by Nike and is set to be worn for eight games this season. Five of those games will happen on their home turf.
The announcement was passed around on Twitter by The Crossover and the response to the new edition was fairly good. Many people in the comment section expressed their enjoyment for the new look and basically embraced it.
"LET'S GO CRAZY"— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) November 1, 2018
Timberwolves unveil Prince inspired City Edition uniforms pic.twitter.com/ayJmAbrXqX
In some cases, users were so glad to hear about it that they said things such as it is only missing a pancake company sponsorship, which was posted with a gif Prince holding a platter of pancakes. In other instances, users wrote that they approved of the new look with a good old-fashioned ten out of ten.
While people may like the uniforms, they're also going to provide a useful service. There's nothing more annoying than watching a sports game and viewing some bright shiny colors that just grab all your attention and make it hard to focus on the game. The design itself is actually quite calm. It shows off the capabilities of looking nice while still being hidden in the background. This is most notable by the dark colors pretty much everywhere on the uniform.
Prince was more than just another celebrity. He actually enjoyed basketball. It was not uncommon to see him providing support for the teams by attending the games in the 1990s. In fact, he actually gave a private concert to the Minnesota Lynx after they won the WNBA championship in 2015.
All of this means that Prince seems to have had a bigger impact on the world of basketball than many people previously thought. He managed to support teams and many players just by showing his face off during the games. Someone like himself seemed to have truly cared about how the players felt rather than just bashing the ones that make mistakes.