Channel your inner Wes Unseld, folks, because the Wizards are getting closer to the roots.
Earlier this week, teams from around the NBA announced a few design changes to the standard uniforms. Of course, whenever it comes to new colors around the league, local fans are very quick to clamor that the Wizards should switch back to the colors they abandoned when they changed names from the Bullets in 1997. Of course, when Caps owner Ted Leonsis, whose red-clad Capitals’ stock has risen both in league standings and local favor under his tenure, took control of the Wizards earlier this year, it was assumed that the Wiz would join the other squad in Rocking the Red.
It looks like it just may happen. While no official word has come down from Leonsis, Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld dropped a small nugget at the end of Thursday’s press conference:
When asked if the team had changed the colors from the current slate blue, black, gold and white, Grunfeld said, “No. The colors are the same, but as you know, [new owner Ted Leonsis] plans on changing the colors to red, white and blue the next season.”
John Wall red jersey anyone? Anyone?