Last night the Phoenix Suns spoiled Steve Nash's return to the place he called home for the better part of the last decade by storming back behind the crazy hair and shot making of Michael Beasley. That's not the most important thing that came out of the Suns' victory. What's most important is that after years of suffering through the ugliest uniforms in professional sports, the Suns brought back their 90's jerseys for a night, perhaps the best uniforms of the last 25 years.
Right now it looks like the black Suns jersey with the logo streaking across the middle of it only came back for a night or two this season, but this is me formally asking the Suns to bring back the Charles Barkley/Kevin Johnson era uniforms as their every day gear. I'm not sure why they got rid of them in the first place. There was nothing wrong with them. There wasn't a Rocket with teeth or a dinosaur dribbling a ball. Instead, they switched to this two tone uniform that made it look like a player was wearing a grey sleeveless shirt underneath the jersey. On top of that they decided to put a ring like one that forms around the number. Last time I checked, there were no visible rings around the Sun.
I, along with most fans, will always associate those jerseys as the ugliest part of what was otherwise a pretty pleasant Nash era Suns experience. While we're here, I'd also like to see the Dallas Mavericks bring back the green color scheme from yesteryear (they did this a few years back. I dug it).
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