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Charlotte Hornets add purple uniforms back to the mix—and yes, you can get a jersey

Courtesy of The Charlotte Hornets
Courtesy of The Charlotte Hornets

Twenty five years after debuting its first purple uniform, The Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday unveiled a new purple Classic Edition uniform. It will be worn during the 2019-2020 season. 

“After having had teal and white Classic Edition uniforms the last two seasons, it is only right that we complete the set with the purple one this year,” said Hornets President and Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield said in a statement.  “With this season being the 25th anniversary of the purple uniform’s introduction in 1994, this is the perfect time to bring back a Classic Edition version.”

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What you need to know

Look for the uniform at these five home games: Saturday, November 9, against the New Orleans Pelicans; Friday, December 27, against the Oklahoma City Thunder; Saturday, February 22, against the Brooklyn Nets; Saturday, March 7, against the Houston Rockets; and Saturday, March 28, against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Of course, you can get one, too: The purple Classic Edition jersey will be for sale after the start of the regular season.

Courtesy of The Charlotte Hornets Kent Smith