George Hill made the announcement on Twitter a little over an hour ago:
It’s an honor to break this news: @Pacers going Hollywood next season! #HickoryPacers #HoosiersMovie pic.twitter.com/6iC52OSCv5
— INDIANA GEORGE HILL (@George_Hill3) July 21, 2015
Maybe, the most important part of this announcement is that we finally know why George Hill went blonde. It’s so his hair would match the Hickory Pacers uniforms. I must say, George, it’s a nice touch.
Here’s what the Pacers had to say in their press release about the alternate uniforms:
Unfortunately, no announcement was made that for select games Gene Hackman will also be the Pacers coach and give the team a classic speech to motivate the players like Frank Vogel always dreams about.
Pacers long-time broadcaster, Chris Denari, tweeted out a picture of Paul George’s Hickory High uniform.
Up close, personal w/ @Pacers #HickoryPacers uniforms. Awesome! Heard Rodney Stuckey tell @JMV1070 can’t wait 2 wear! pic.twitter.com/ttZjNY5qSO
— Chris Denari (@ChrisDenari) July 21, 2015
This whole thing really just makes me have so many questions. Will this start to become a trend in the NBA? Will other teams follow suit and collaborate with movie studios? Will there be a Flint Pistons? Detroit Tropics?
What about an Air Bud jersey for Minnesota? They’re already the Timberwolves, so clearly it’s meant to be.
Now for the most important question I have: What NBA team is going to team up with Warner Brothers and wear Tune Squad jerseys as an alternate uniform? MJ’s Hornets would be a good candidate. How long will it take? And, how can I buy them?