I know, Mardi Gras is a special celebration that transforms the city of New Orleans, its residents and thousands of tourists during the annual Carnival, but did it need to go this far?
Fat Tuesday turned butt ugly real fast as the Hornets donned the uniforms pictured above during their road game against the Indiana Pacers. While purple, gold and green seem to blend well when strung together in a beaded necklace hanging around the neck of an intoxicated young lady on Bourbon Street, the same cannot be said for these wack-a-doodle NBA jerseys. It’s hard to tell in the photos, but there is an intricate pattern printed in the yellow side panel of the jersey.
The getup kind of reminded me of these guys:
I fully admire the Hornets for staying true to the traditions of their home town, but this tri-tone jersey is a fashion fail. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, you get an “A” for effort NOLA, in terms of the attempt at being fashionably festive and nearly knocking off the Pacers in Indy. The Hornets fell just short as the Pacers notched the 117-108 win in overtime.