Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Perhaps the only upside to the Phoenix Suns new uniform design is that no one will be watching the Suns next season to realize how ugly they are. The team unveiled the new look Thursday night, and it ended up like mama always said — never look directly at the sun. OK, maybe that’s a little harsh. It’s possible, though not probable, that the Suns new home and road jerseys aren’t horrible. But my ability to judge that has been rendered completely useless by the monstrosity that is their alternate uniform. The third jersey is an all-orange, full-sleeved nightmare that gives the appearance that the corresponding shorts are a pair of orange capri pants. The purple road uni actually looks decent from the front, but the lack of an outline around the numbers gives the back of the jersey a Gus Macker 3-on-3 team feel. I don’t disagree with the idea Phoenix needed a uniform change — the team is coming off one of the worst seasons in its history, and some sort of new branding was needed. I just think it’s unfortunate that the Suns have such ugly duds when they previously had some of the best in league history. I always liked the Tom Chambers-era design with its unique Westernized font and sunburst on the side of the shorts. But the design the team switched to when Charles Barkley came to town also worked in a “this totally fits for the ’90s/signing the league’s most brash player” kind of way. The new design seems to be an homage to the “ball of sun” on the front of those jerseys. It just happened to look better the old way. New jersey unveiling pic courtesy of @paulcoro on Twitter.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Angels, Rangers talking Josh Hamilton trade

Roger Goodell calls both Los Angeles stadium plans 'viable'

Crabtree on joining Raiders: 'Ain't got nothing to lose'

Report: Hardy gets in 'verbal altercation' with teammate

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Chris Sale wanted to fight Yordano Ventura

NFL does not care about Rams' future in St. Louis

Eagles VP Ed Marynowitz says he's not Chip Kelly's 'yes man'

Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia

Is Le'Veon Bell's knee finally close to healing?

Tony Romo: We’re going to win a Super Bowl next year

Calipari’s new project: Create virtual reality experience for fans

Maurice Jones-Drew will retire with the Jaguars on Tuesday

Ovechkin jokes about taking a chair from Nassau Coliseum

Uniform colors have already been picked for Vegas NHL team

Golden State: Not losing to New Orleans, but still snoozing

Ventura, Royals need to simmer down before someone gets hurt

The Mets and their weak opponents

Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

Nothing gleams like late-round draft gold

The Ultimate All-Living MLB Team

Dubs wanted to gain momentum for Game 4 ... then won

Raptors-Wizards: The taming of Valanciunas, by Gortat, Nene

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota: Perception vs. reality

Report: Gronk dating former Patriots cheerleader

NFL exec compares Jameis Winson to JaMarcus Russell

NFL does not care about Rams' future in St. Louis

Nothing gleams like late-round draft gold

The Ultimate All-Living MLB Team

Dubs wanted to gain momentum for Game 4 ... then won

Teams who need to ace the NFL Draft

10 bold predictions for the NFL Draft

Ten things you need to know about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Dikembe in 2001: Who want to go to LA with me?

The closer role is slowly dying

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.