The Minnesota Timberwolves are celebrating their 30th season in franchise history in style.
The team announced Thursday that the black uniforms worn from 1996-2008 will be brought back for five home games during the 2018-19 season.
Minnesota’s uniforms during the era made most famous by Kevin Garnett’s stint with the Timberwolves became fan favorites through the years, thanks in large part to the green tree lining.
— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) August 30, 2018
These uniforms represent the most successful era in the history of the franchise, including Minnesota’s Western Conference Finals appearance in the 2003-04 season.
The electric and nostalgic design saw some of its features remain in the Wolves’ uniforms from 2009-2016, but nearly all of those features were wiped with the latest uniform update before the 2017-18 season.
An analogy to explain how meaningful the return of these uniforms is — these uniforms are the best thing since sliced bread. We ought to celebrate this like sliced bread was taken away from us for a decade and is now returning. And frankly, I’m not sure if that does enough justice.
The first appearance of the new uniforms in 2018-19 will take place on Halloween, October 31, vs. Utah. The following four appearances are slated for December 3 vs. Houston, January 4 vs. Orlando, March 5 vs. Oklahoma City and April 9 vs. Toronto.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to go to the Timberwolves official website to go check the online store for the jerseys and find tickets for those five games.