From the Cavs teamshop, it looks like LBJ/Shaq/Z/Mo and the boys will be rocking the 80′s version of the classic Cavs uni (mind you, not the 2nd one with CLEVELAND for road games, but the original road blue). I have the blurb below. Pay specific attention to the part I highlighted in RED (below the pic).
“Support the Cleveland Cavaliers on and off the court by wearing this Hardwood Classic Swingman jersey from adidas®. Retroactive to the 1988-1989 era of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball, this jersey is an authentic looking styling of the one worn by players such as Mark Price during this period in Cavalier’s history. This durable jersey is made of breathable, quick-drying polyester mesh and has a 10 oz flat knit rib collar and armholes. The team-colored jersey is officially licensed and proudly displays the screen-printed tackle twill Cavs team name and #23 at the chest, along with LeBron James’ name and number screen-printed and tackle twilled on the back. An official Hardwood Classic jock tag with the years 1988-1989 is featured on the bottom right side of the garment. The 2009-2010 Cavs will take to the court wearing these throwback uniforms on special Hardwood Classic nights throughout the season.“
We’ve already seen pics of the hybrid jersey for CavFanatic, which is this jersey conjoined with the 70′s colors, but we haven’t got confirmation on this throwback getting rocked this year. They usually do this every other year, and since last year was a tribute to the original jersey, we weren’t due for nostalgia until 2010-2011 (which, technically, is the 40th anniversary… not this year).
I’ve already got mine ordered!