The 1990s are unquestionably one of the most fondly-remembered eras of NBA basketball, not just for the great players and on-court performances, but for the visual aesthetic of the league at the time. At this point, most of the iconic jerseys and sneakers from those years have seen retro releases a few times over, but there are still a handful of unreleased gems that have never seen a return to the market.
Topping that list is one of the wildest looks to ever hit the NBA hardwood. The New Jersey Nets definitely turned heads with their early 90s tie-dye uniforms, but they may have actually been one-upped by the insane warm-up suits that accompanied them.
At the time the warm-ups debuted, the team was unquestionably on the rise with a strong playoff-bound foundation led by Derrick Coleman, Kenny Anderson and Croatian star, Drazen Petrovic. Before the team could reach their full potential, they were dealt a devastating blow when a 1993 car crash tragically claimed the life of Petrovic.
It’s hard to look back at Nets gear from that time without thinking of the legend of Petro and what could have been. In tribute to a lost era of New Jersey basketball, we’ve teamed up with Mitchell & Ness to bring the authentic 1993-1994 warm-up back to the public for the first time ever, true to its original form.
Look for the jacket to release exclusively through Packer at 12 noon EST Wednesday, April 13th, in-store at both locations and online at PackerShoes.com.
Mitchell & Ness Authentic 1993 New Jersey Nets Warm-Up Jacket ($225)
Mitchell & Ness New Jersey Nets Mini Logo Snapback ($30)