Phoenix Suns: Ranking the Top 10 Uniforms of the Last 25 Years

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns runs out onto the court for warm ups to the NBA game against the San Antonio Spurs at US Airways Center on April 13, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns runs out onto the court for warm ups to the NBA game against the San Antonio Spurs at US Airways Center on April 13, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Phoenix Suns #1 Ranked Uniforms: Alternate Black (1994-2000)

As the most iconic uniforms for the Suns over the last 25 years, these threads come together as a clean and bold design still featuring the “fireball” sun, but this time with an “all business” black background.

Looking just about as bad as can be, these threads exude grittiness but also stay sharp—which remains something very difficult for most designers to accomplish. When the Suns wore these jerseys, it looked like everyone on the floor was batman, and they often played like it too.

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They helped the Suns maintain their tough appeal even as they transitioned from the Barkley era to the Jason Kidd, Shawn Marion, and Penny Hardaway days. They also set the standard for today’s jerseys featuring an all-black background such as the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls.