Phoenix Suns Uniforms Through the Years
August 17, 2016
The Phoenix Suns arrived on the NBA scene in 1968. Center Jim Fox poses for a photo in the expansion franchise's new uniforms.
The Phoenix Suns landed their first superstar in Connie Hawkins in 1969.
The team's original uniforms featured a sunburst on each side of the shorts.
The Suns' original uniforms were altered slightly in 1973 with the introduction of a western style font on the jerseys, worn in this photo by the "Original Sun" Dick Van Arsdale.
The Suns had some hip warm-ups during the mid-'70s.
The Suns caught the attention of the rest of the country by advancing to the 1976 NBA Finals vs. the Boston Celtics.
The NBA's Rookie-of-the-Year in 1976, Alvan Adams was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated during the team's memorable Finals run.
One of the most prolific scorers in Suns history, Walter Davis drives to the hoop in the team's distinct purple uniform.
Tom Chambers became the first unrestricted free-agent in NBA history when he signed with Phoenix in 1988.
Chambers and his pick-n-roll partner Kevin Johnson pose for a photo in the Suns' home warm-ups of the late '80s, early '90s.
KJ and the Suns played a pair of regular-season games in Tokyo, Japan vs. the Utah Jazz in 1990.
Cedric Ceballos made fans of purple and orange proud when he won the NBA's Slam-Dunk title in 1991.
Upon arriving in Phoenix in 1992, Charles Barkley led the Suns to a franchise-best 62 wins, earning the NBA's Most Valuable Player award along the way.
The Suns returned to the NBA Finals in 1993, meeting up with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
Charles Barkley is introduced before a preseason game in Germany in 1993 wearing the Suns' colorful sunburst warm-ups.
The Suns introduced an alternate road uniform in 1994, the first black uniform in team history.
The 1996-97 Suns roster featured three of the all-time great point guards in franchise history, Kidd, Steve Nash and KJ.
In 1999, the Suns created a fictional edition of the team's magazine, specifically for Penny Hardaway. The idea was to help the free-agent guard envision himself in purple and orange.
Phoenix changed uniforms for the third time in franchise history in 2001. Guard Jason Kidd was the first to wear the look in a photo shoot for the Suns' magazine.
All-Star forward Shawn Marion was one of the most versatile players to ever wear a Suns uniform.
The Suns paid tribute to their past in 2003, wearing the team's original uniforms for a "Hardwood Classics" game, only with longer shorts.
The Suns Gorilla got into the act, too, wearing his own old-school threads.
The Suns Dancers get into the retro vibe in 2003.
Marion shows off a Connie Hawks throwback that was available in the Suns Team Shop at the time.
Stephon Marbury modeled a throwback No. 7 KJ jersey.
Ring-of-Honor member Dan Majerle is the only player in Suns history to have worn the team's first three uniform styles.
Suns forward Amare Stoudemire models the team's first-ever orange uniforms, after it was introduced as an alternate in 2003.
Steve Nash poses in his new puprle Suns road uniform after returning to Phoenix as a free-agent in 2004.
Nash and the run-and-gun Suns wore their purple throwbacks for a Hardwood Classics game during the 2005-06 season.
Guard Raja Bell was proud to have SUNS across his chest during the team's memorable 2006 playoff run.
One of the NBA's biggest starts, both literally and figuratively, poses for a headshot in his new Phoenix Suns jersey in 2008.
Jared Dudley drives to the hoop in his los Suns jersey during the 2010 NBA Playoffs.
The Suns were "back in black" for a handful of games in 2013.
The Suns Dancers performed in the popular black sunburst uniforms, as well.
Beginning in 2013-14, the home jerseys offered a nostalgic flashback to Phoenix’s earliest uniforms: Nearly all white and orange with only hints of any other colors.
Every time the Suns host a game on the last day of the work week, Phoenix breaks out its orange alternates and invites fans to arrive in similarly colored gear.
The Suns always make a statement when they rock their famous purple shade. These road jerseys look sharp in any arena.
This is Phoenix’s team and the Suns’ new “PHX Rising” uniform is one that honors this team’s storied past and bright future.
#WeArePHX is epitomized with these sharp-looking black uniforms.