Phoenix Suns to don black retro uniforms 10 times this season

Christian Petersen

The Phoenix Suns will debut a new throwback jersey this season, an orange and black jersey from the 1994-2000 era, a time featuring Charles Barkley and a 319-215 record. The uniforms debut Jan. 30, when Steve Nash and the Lakers come to town.

The Phoenix Suns will don throwback uniforms for 10 games this season, paying tribute to their past with a black and orange color scheme last seen occasionally from 1994 to 2000. The uniforms were then an alternate road jersey, and the team may be looking to call up memories of the glory days, as that's an era that featured Charles Barkley, Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion and even Steve Nash.

The former Suns point guard will get a glimpse of the old uniforms at the same time everyone else does, when Los Angeles visits Phoenix on Jan. 30 for a nationally televised game.

Current Suns guard Jared Dudley was pleased with the change in uniforms. "Every basketball player wants to wear their team’s throwback jerseys," he said. "It reminds me of Barkley and those good old days. Obviously, those black uniforms always stood out. As a kid, everyone loved those."

The team went 319-215 over the stretch when the uniforms were in the regular rotation. They made the playoffs in each of the seven years, but never advanced past the semifinals.

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