Grizzlies 'Soul City Edition' uniforms honor Isaac Hayes, Stax Records
Who is the team that rocks the jerseys looking clean? The Grizzlies.
The team announced Tuesday they'll honor Memphis native and music icon Isaac Hayes with their "Soul City Edition" jerseys this season. In a video trailer announcing the look, they used Hayes' classic "Theme from Shaft" while Rookie of the Year Ja Morant wore the jersey.
It's the second jersey reveal of this offseason after the Grizzlies announced their throwback uniforms will honor the jerseys they wore in their first three seasons in Memphis.
Hayes had a prolific career as a singer/songwriter at Stax Records before also transitioning to acting.
The "Soul City" uniforms also pay tribute to Stax Records as they are black with vertical stripes resembling grooves on Stax's vinyl records.The gold lettering used for the name and numbers, along with the turquoise trim, are inspired by Hayes' famed 1972 Cadillac El Dorado displayed at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
The turquoise "MG" pattern on the shorts, neckband and left side of the uniform are inspired by African Kente cloth, which the team said honored Hayes' fashion and social activism. There will also be a Stax logo and small sunglasses on the shorts.
The Grizzlies begin training camp in early December.
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