Cleveland Cavaliers

The History of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks Jerseys

The Cleveland cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, sported uniforms in wine and gold from the inaugural season in 1970-71 through 1982-83. Their official colors were changed to burnt orange, white and royal blue for the 1983-84 season and to blue, black and orange in the mid-1990s. In 2003, the colors were changed back to wine and gold along with a new primary logo and two secondary logos.

At present, their home jerseys are white with wine lettering of the name and numbers in navy blue. Their road jerseys are wine with a gold trim and white lettering on the name and number. The team also uses an alternate jersey in navy blue with a checkerboard trim of wine and gold.

They compliment their jerseys with the sock and shoes they wear: white socks and shoes for navy blue jersey, while they wear black shoes and socks when wearing the wine jerseys.

Dallas Mavericks, founded in 1980, have won two division titles and one conference championship. It got its name from a “team name” contest. Mavericks advanced to their first NBA Finals upon defeating the Phoenix Suns in game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on June 3, 2006 facing Miami Heat in the finals. The team scored two convincing consecutive wins in Games 1 and 2.

Dallas city officials already planned the victory parade by then only to get disappointed in Game 3.

They were blown out again in Game 4 and suffered another loss in Game 5 which led to their loss.

The Mavericks became only the third team in NBA history to lose in the Finals after taking a 2-0 lead.

The team’s colors are dark blue, blue and silver. Their road uniforms are consist of midnight blue with silver and white trim, while the home uniforms consist of white with midnight blue, silver and black trim. They introduced the alternate green uniforms in the beginning of the 2004-2005 season, similar to their ’80s road uniforms, which was designed by rapper P. Diddy sports “Mavs” in the front side of the jersey with blue trim. The team logo is a horse head superimposed over a blue basketball, which is on a silver shield with Mavericks written in blue and black underneath underscored by a white star. Above the basketball, “Dallas” is written on a white wedge.

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