Posts tagged: Jerseys

Its Official, LeBron to Switch to Numbers. 23 is Dead, Long Live #6!

Per Windy at Cleveland.com/Plain Dealer

LeBron James fans, get ready to make some room in your closet for No. 6 jerseys.

James told The Plain Dealer on Monday that he’s filed the paperwork with the NBA office to switch his jersey number from No. 23 to No. 6 next season. He had to make the decision this week, the deadline to make the request to the NBA is Wednesday.

James first brought up the idea in November, saying he wanted to give up No. 23 out of respect to his hero, Michael Jordan. At that time he said he was “50/50″ on switching to No. 6, his Olympic number and the day of the month his first son was born. That now seems to be 100 percent.

“I’ve done it,” James said. “I already sent it in. I’m going to be No. 6.”

The NBA does not have to fulfill the request, players who don’t change teams have to apply to change their number in March before the previous season. However, the wave of new jersey sales the switch promises to trigger would likely be too enticing for the league to turn down.

In 2006, Kobe Bryant requested his number to be changed from No. 8 to No. 24. The NBA approved the move and Bryant’s jerseys quickly shot to No. 1 in sales across the world. James has been in the top three in jersey sales in the U.S., China and Europe in recent years but hasn’t enjoyed the top spot for several years.

Player do not directly benefit from merchandise sales, however. It goes into a league-wide pool that is distributed to teams and then players based on seniority.

Jordan, of course, also pulled such a move. He switched to No. 45 for part of a season when he came out of retirement for the first time with the Chicago Bulls.

Other than playing for Team USA, the last time James did not wear No. 23 was during his freshman year of high school when he wore No. 32 because a senior was wearing 23.

2009-2010 CavFanatic Page Added

Man, the Cavs have LOTS of jerseys.

Anyways, check out the new CavFanatic page for 2009-2010 here.

 

2009-2010 CavFanatic Jersey

2009-2010 CavFanatic Jersey

Jersey page is here

 

2009 CavFanatic Jersey Official (w/ link)

Cavs team shop has posted a link to the 2009 CavFanatic jersey here.

This is the 26th jersey the Cavs have worn in their 40 year history.

It is a hybrid of the 80′s road jerseys mashed up with the 70′s wine and gold color scheme.

 

CavFanatic 2009

CavFanatic 2009

 

 

2009 Hardwood Classics Jersey Page Added

Hey CavsHistory Buffs, just added the page for the 2009 Hardwood Classics Jersey here.

This is the fourth Hardwood Classics that the Cavs have sported over the years. (Actually five, they wore the Miracle of Richfield Jerseys throwback once in 1995 for the 25th anniversary of the franchise… but I still can’t find pictures or the date that they did so).

Check out the jersey page here.

 

2009 Hardwood Classics

2009 Hardwood Classics

 

 

Cavs Wearing 1980 Throwback Tonight vs. Suns!

Yay!

First Official Appearance of 2009 CavFanatic Jersey (on cute little bear)

Link is here

Check out this cute little bear (ugh).  But at least we see that the 2009 CavFanatic Jersey Rumors are true and the Cavs will be rocking another retro mashup this season

 

Cute and Cuddly. NOW WITH CavFanatic Action!

Cute and Cuddly. NOW WITH CavFanatic Action!

 

 

Cavs Donning Price/Daugherty/Nance Throwbacks this Year?

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).

 

 

2009-2010 Throwback

2009-2010 Throwback

 

 

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!

Yeah, I Know… New CavFanatic Jersey…

I’m working on adding it now.