Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  18 responses

Wizards Going Back to Red, White, Blue Uniforms

Washington will re-don their illest colors ever (on a permanent basis) during the 2012 season — assuming we have a season, of course. From the WaPo: “The Wizards plan to change their team colors to red, white and blue before the 2011-12 season. Ernie Grunfeld had answered a question about the slight tweaks to the Wizards’ uniform for the upcoming season — the ones brought about with the re-design by NBA shoe partner adidas. 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.’ It was possibly a slip by Grunfeld, certainly not the bombastic formal announcement one might expect for a move so anticipated by fans. But it’s out there now. No need to look back in the past. After taking over the franchise in June, Leonsis hinted that he would like to change the colors back to the patriotic looks of both the Capitals and the Nationals and he recently painted red the steps inside Verizon Center. Leonsis wrote on his blog, Ted’s Take, last June that he can’t change the Wizards’ name but ‘We can change the colors more easily….That could happen as soon as the following season.’ But Leonsis hadn’t made any official comments about changing the team colors. The Wizards changed from red, white and blue in 1997, when the late Abe Pollin changed the name of the team from Bullets.”

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  • RoyistheBoy

    Well, there went the Wizards jersey sales for this season

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Hopefully the hands holding a basketball a la Bullets logo will make an appearance too.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Man….just make them the Bullets again.

  • Z-man

    This is good news. I love John Wall and i couldn’t stand to see him in blue, black and gold for too long. They should change their name aswel.

  • Hussman25

    Co-Sign E-Boy…

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  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol can’t make them the Bullets again, only reason they changed from the Bullets was because of just how crazy DC was in the 90′s….yeah DC hasn’t changed too too much so thats not a good idea. The Franchise needs a new name, I like going back to the patriotic colors but ‘Wizards’ just doesn’t match anything. Washington Generals or something would rock for me

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    ….oh thats their hockey team….who knew

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Actually, the hockey team is the Capitals.

  • Z-man

    Washington Reds. It fits perfectly.

  • Papa Smurf

    good move

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    The Washington Obamas

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    It was dope when they had the Caps and the Bullets. Still have the Caps, but you know.

  • Bassbesteck

    bullets. definetly. it’s gil’s team^^ how could they not go with bullets…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    The Washington Whitehouses

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  • Flud

    Remember Marion Barry High?…. now THAT was a school

  • Gez53kg

    I hope they Refer to the bullets again :) , also I remember when the owners decided to change to the name they have now.
    The express was one of the choices go with this