The Orlando Magic will become the latest NBA team to add a sleeved jersey to their wardrobe Wednesday when they début their "pride" alternate uniforms at home against the Golden State Warriors. The Magic say they will wear the uniforms for "select home games" in the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons.
Orlando first showed off the "pride" uniforms on September 29th, comparing their silver color to that of steel, "a rigid, unbending and relentless symbol of unity." The Magic have never before had a silver uniform, instead wearing black, white, or blue kits.
In recent days, Orlando has practiced in sleeved jerseys to get accustomed to how they feel in game situations. They aren't new to everyone on the team, however: Victor Oladipo, Kyle O'Quinn, and Maurice Harkless have previously worn sleeves for the Magic's Orlando Pro Summer League entry in 2013, while Channing Frye has experience with sleeves from his time with the Phoenix Suns.
The "pride" jersey is available for sale at OrlandoMagicTeamShop.com and at all retail locations in Amway Center. Beginning Wednesday, Fans can personalize a jersey with their own name and number at the flagship Orlando Magic Team Shop, located at the northeast corner of Amway Center at the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue. The team also will also offer personalized "pride" jerseys in the retail location inside the venue, near section 117.
A pocket schedule the team released before the season began listed the dates it planned to wear the "pride" uniforms. We have included those dates in the sidebar of this post.
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