New Golden State Warriors jerseys resemble those of Cal, Michigan

Jonathan Kuminga made historical past as one of the primary NBA draft picks from the G League Ignite. But what if the Golden State Warriors ahead had as an alternative suited up for a university workforce?

Squint on the promo pictures of the Warriors’ new Statement Edition jerseys, and also you would possibly see what he would have regarded like in a Cal jersey.

Kuminga and teammate Moses Moody modeled the brand new uniforms — one of a number of in rotation for subsequent season — that the workforce revealed on Tuesday, the 51st anniversary of when the San Francisco Warriors grew to become Golden State.

“Somehow I figured that Golden State Warriors is an efficient title,” former proprietor Franklin Mieuli mentioned in archival footage featured within the workforce’s promotional video. “The major factor is I needed extra individuals to really feel that it was their workforce.”

The new uni might need University of Michigan alums doing double takes, as a number of individuals identified on Twitter. This would possibly please former Wolverine Jordan Poole, however some puzzled how Draymond Green, who final month was inducted into the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame and is a famous hater of maize and blue, would possibly react to the aesthetic.

The Chronicle’s Warriors beat author CJ Holmes requested his Twitter followers for ideas on the brand new look. Here are some of the responses:

Jon Schultz is The San Francisco Chronicle’s deputy sports activities editor. Email: Twitter: @JonSchultzSF

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