After being unveiled in October 2006, the Wizards’ alternate gold jerseys were laid to rest this past April. Personally, I never had anything against them. Actually, I liked them … the contrasting gold tops to the black shorts … were they really that ugly?
Well, a ton of people I ran into would answer with a resounding ‘yes’. Yahoo!’s Ball Don’t Lie even ranked the gold unis the fifth worst NBA jersey in the last decade.
Then again, the goldies did have their fans. Gilbert Arenas liked them better than the current colors. Caron Butler and Wiz radio man Dave Johnson didn’t seem to mind them. Even 60% of the voters in an August 2008 Bullets Forever reader poll said, ‘They should definitely stick around.’