Big Al Helps Unveil Hornets Unis
The buzz just keeps building around the revamped Charlotte Hornets franchise, and Al Jefferson was present for the latest development.
Big Al and fellow captains Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson, were invited to an exclusive unveiling of the new Hornets uniforms—and the trio can’t wait to take the court in the new threads.
“I’m pretty sure for them to bring them back, they have to be top of the line,” Al said just before the big reveal. “When I was growing up the Charlotte Hornets jerseys were the best jerseys ever. So it’s crazy that it’s coming back and that I can be a part of it.”
The Hornets official website has the video of the event, where Big Al and Co. were first shown the sharp home whites. The consensus: Those are tough.
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Next came the road purple unis, which were a big hit as well.
“I was told I look cute in that color too,” Big Al joked. “I might be excited to go on the road this year.”
Finally, the cover was pulled off the alternate teal uniforms, and the three Charlotte captains agreed—teal is the real deal.
For Al, the new uniforms are great. But it all comes down to what matters most: The franchise is doing its job in building some incredible excitement in Charlotte for the upcoming season.
“Especially coming off a the season we had last year, and now to add the new uniforms here, it’s really just pumping things up for this year,” Al said. “Everybody around the city can’t wait for the season to get started.”
When the fans of Charlotte got their first look at the new threads, they concurred heartily will Al’s excitement.
@Woodburn9003 u can drool over my al Jefferson jersey once I get it
— Q (@3yes_VQ) June 19, 2014
— Peter Fiore (@sir_poots_alot) June 19, 2014
— Jeremy Lankford (@Jerm932) June 19, 2014
— Joey Birch (@JoeyBirch93) June 19, 2014
Might have to get a Big Al alternate jersey. Nice looking unis. http://t.co/Pi4FQEIEtx
— Jon Miller (@thejonmiller) June 19, 2014
When can I buy a purple big al jersey!!! These things are nice!!! pic.twitter.com/rinym2XXy2
— James Mauney (@TheJamesMauney) June 19, 2014
Well now I'll be getting my first NBA jersey, but first 2 big questions. Purple or teal? And Big Al or Kemba?
— Michael Gliozzi (@mikeandnotike) June 19, 2014