Rockets unveil uniforms inspired by San Diego origin – Sports Business Journal

The Rockets unveiled their Nike Classic Edition uniforms and are “throwing it all the way back to before the team was even in Houston” with a “tribute to the franchise’s origin as the San Diego Rockets.” The alternate jerseys for the upcoming season are “white with green and gold — gold lettering and numbers outlined in green, along with green and yellow stripes across the top of the shorts.” The Rockets wore the green and gold for their first four seasons beginning in 1967 before moving to Houston ahead of the 1971–72 season. The team will debut the uniforms in a home game against the Pacers on Nov. 18, at which they also will “retire [Elvin] Hayes‘ number” (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8/31).

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) August 31, 2022

Meanwhile, the Heat formally released the Classic Edition jerseys they will wear this coming season, a predominantly white look the franchise “initially wore” from the franchise’s 1988 inception through 1999. The Heat also “brought the jersey style back for the 2015-16 season” (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 8/31).

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) August 31, 2022