The Minnesota Timberwolves paid tribute to their hometown hero on Thursday (Nov. 1) by unveiling their new Prince-inspired City Edition uniforms.
The purple jerseys, created through a collaborative effort between the Timberwolves, Nike and the Prince Estate, will debut on the Nov. 16 home game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Fans can purchase the City Edition merch a week earlier, on Nov. 8 at 11 p.m. CST online at the Timberwolves’ team store website.
“From a young age, Prince enjoyed basketball – as a player and a fan,” the icon’s estate said of the collaboration. “From his days playing at Bryant Junior High and Central High in South Minneapolis, through countless pick-up games while on the road with bandmates around the world, he enjoyed the camaraderie and competition of the game. This partnership brings together the city of Minneapolis, and more broadly the state of Minnesota, in an exciting effort to uniquely honor Prince. We look forward to initiatives ahead – both on and off the court – that will extend from this campaign and echo throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Thanks to the Timberwolves, Nike and the NBA.”
The Timberwolves will also donate to non-profit organizations that advance causes important to Prince, with an on-court check presentation to these organizations at home games where the City Edition uniforms are worn. The uniforms will be worn for eight games throughout the regular season. Check out the promo video below.