The Cava-List: Uniforms Through the Years
August 16, 2013
Jimmy Cleamons scores against the Celtics, wearing the wine road uniforms worn by the original Cavaliers in 1970-74.
The late, great Mike Mitchell in the home golds worn by the "Miracle" squad of the mid-70s. The Cavs were 242-250 in the seven seasons they sported this classic look.
Lonnie Shelton, wearing the home whites -- and the first time orange was introduced into the Cavs color scheme -- during the 1983 season.
Edgar Jones, wearing the road orange uni's the Cavs donned during the 1983-87 seasons.
Five-time NBA All-Star Brad Daugherty in the Cavs home whites worn during the 1987-89 seasons.
The Cavaliers wore these road wines for just two seasons during the Ted Stepien era.
The Cavaliers donned these royal blue CavFanatic uni's just twice during the 2008-09 campaign.
The Cavs achieved some big things in the navy alternate uniforms they wore from 2005-10, featuring aspects of the current threads plus a nod to the "Miracle" uniform from the 70s.
The great Nate Thurmond -- in his now-retired jersey No. 42 -- wearing the classic road Cavaliers uniform, popularized by the "Miracle of Richfield" squad.
Randy Smith sports the short-lived gold home jerseys Cleveland wore from 1981-83 -- teams that combined to 66-180 in those years.
Bob Sura skies in the Slam Dunk Contest, sporting the road black, teal and purple uni's -- plus the jagged swoosh -- that Cleveland wore from 1997-99.
Shawn Kemp showboats in the home whites worn from 1997-99, featuring a slight modifcation from the jagged splash across the front.
Dwight Davis, in the original Cavaliers uniforms from the franchise's inception, goes to the hole against Wilt Chamberlain.
The Wild Thing donning the wine CavFanatic jerseys worn by the team during the 2009-10 season.
Larry Nance wears the road blues from a uniform synonymous with success -- worn by the 1989-94 squads that combined to go 233-177.
Daniel Gibson, in the black and blue CavFanatic uni's the squad wore in three games during the 2010-11 season.
The one-time "greatest shooter in the world," Damon Jones models the home whites that Cleveland sported from 2003-10. The Cavs were 349-225 over the seven seasons in these threads.
Darius Miles didn't get to wear the road wines that Cleveland donned from 2003-10 for very long. But he looks good swooping to the hoop right here.
A young Zydrunas Ilgauskas, wearing the home whites that Cleveland wore in 1999-2003, the last "off-color" look before the Cavs returned to the wine and gold.
One of the great Cavaliers of all-time, Mark Price, sporting the road blues worn by the 1987-89 teams.
Alonzo Gee, sporting the blue CavFanatic jerseys that the Cavaliers broke out during the 2011-12 season.
Chris Mihm, sporting the road black uniforms the Cavaliers wore from 1999-2003. Their record in these threads was 108-220.
John Amaechi grabs a rebound in the home whites -- plus the teal-ish swoosh -- that Cleveland wore from 1994-97. Their record in these uni's was 132-114.
Chris Mills, wearing the black roadies the Mike Fratello-coached Cavs sported during the mid-90s.
Kyrie Irving, wearing the current home gold alternates that were introduced in the 2012-13 season.
Tristan Thompson in the present-day home whites. Stiched on the inside collar of the current uniforms: "All for One. One for All."
Dion Waiters, wearing the present-day road wines. Instead of piping downt he side, the current threads have the C-sword on both sides of the shorts.