UPDATE: Minnesota Timberwolves Officially Unveil ‘Purple Rain’-Style Jersey Honoring Prince

Update: The Minnesota Timberwolves have officially announced their City Edition Jersey, which will honor Prince and his classic album Purple Rain

Check out some photos and a video below:

Source: Minnesota Timberwolves

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Prince was a huge basketball fan.

Last year, Nike kicked off their eight-year apparel deal with the NBA. (Essentially, all NBA jerseys are Nike jersey.) One of the cool things about this, is that every year Nike will have special “City Edition” uniforms that will honor something specific about the team’s city.

READ: You Will Soon Be Able to Buy Official Prince Merch at Minnesota Twins Games

We just got a sneak peek at what one NBA team will do. On  Monday, October 22nd, a Wolves fan page tweeted out an unauthorized sneak peak of the Minnesota Timberwolves City Edition Jersey. The jerseys will be paying homage to Minneapolis legend and diehard basketball fan Prince.

READ: Prince’s Official Memoir is Coming Out Later This Year

The Timberwolves jersey is usually blue and green. This one is black and purple and uses a font similar to the font Prince used on his magnum opus Purple Rain.

Check out sneak pics below.

The Timberwloves or Nike haven’t offically released any info.


Source: TimberWolves FR H/T: The Ringer 

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