The Cleveland Cavaliers knew they were going to create some strong opinions with their latest decision.
When they selected to change their jerseys, they knew that some people would love the choice and others would hate it.
People are just so opinionated, especially NBA fans.
— Imari McPherson (@Imari_M17) July 18, 2022
Sure enough, some people are huge fans of the jerseys while others find them lacking.
Imari McPherson summed it up well, posting an image of two Twitter users reacting to the jerseys.
One user called them “clean” and said how much he liked them – the other called them “straight up awful.”
So the Cavaliers were right: opinions were stark and intense.
Obviously, a team’s jersey doesn’t have an actual effect on how successful a team is.
But it does affect a team’s fanbase in some ways since they’ll be the one rocking the jerseys in public and wearing them in the arenas.
New jerseys usually create quite a stir, for both good and bad reasons.
The truth is that every time a team decides to rework their look they are met with both praise and disdain.
Thus, this divided reaction from Cavaliers fans isn’t shocking at all.
In the modern NBA landscape with fans having so many ways to make their opinions known (Facebook, Twitter, Bleacher Report) it seems that all voices are amplified and louder than ever.
But even those who think the new jerseys look “awful” will still be rooting on the team when the new season begins.
And there is a good reason for that: the Cavs might be on the verge of a truly special, franchise-defining year.
They have been building something special for a few years now and it might be time it finally starts really paying off.