Sure, it's not the uniform, but what's in the uniform that makes a difference. But as Deion Sanders once said, "If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good."
The Pacers were at least trying to tap into the look good, feel good, play good plan when they had Olympic sprinter, Florence Griffith-Joyner design a new uniform in 1990. The Pacers will wear those uniforms for certain retro games during the 2014-15 season which will also put them back on the market for a new generation of fans to wear on the streets.
Not only did the Flo-Jo's bring a new style to the court for the Pacers, they also added a dark blue to the team's color palette which remains part of the uniform style to this day. At the time, Pacers' sharp shooter, Chuck Person was excited to move to a new look, as he expressed in reports at the time.
"I think the lighter shade didn't give us the flash, the go-get'em attitude," said forward Chuck Person, on of five Pacer regulars modeling the new outfits during a courtside news conference at Market Square Arena.
The royal blue was a "slower-looking color," said Person, a team co-captain. And the new outfit, which also includes a V-neck for the first time? "It feels great."
While Person had his moments in the Flo-Jo's, Reggie Miller made them legendary with his heroic efforts, especially in the dark blue version, on the road in Madison Square Garden.
Paul George sporting the Flo-Jo's? Yeah, that should be fun.
Thanks to @zachinman for sharing the info on Twitter.