While the NBA playoffs aren’t set in stone just yet, there’s just over a week of games before we get into the pretty dance. As much as I personally want to believe that the Los Angeles Lakers will hold onto 10th place and win from the bottom, I’m starting to lose hope as the season draws to a close. But as sad as I’ll be if the NBA playoffs don’t go my way, I can at least take solace in the incredible NBA team merch available now.
Every single team in the playoffs has tons of merch to choose from this year that’s absolutely perfect to wear while cheering for your team of choice from home or just showing your team pride as you walk down the street . So while only one team will reach the NBA Finals, every contender from the West has something to cheer for. Here’s a comprehensive list of a great piece of NBA team merch to show your support for any Western Conference playoff team.
The undisputed number one in the West has some excellent merch options available. However, the standout option for the Phoenix Suns is actually an accessory designed to protect you from the sun. The ’47 Brand Phoenix Suns Clean Up Adjustable Hat is one of the best purchase options to wear every day. The simple black color and classic logo complements any outfit and serves as an understated way to show you believe last year’s 2022 runner-up can go the distance.
For the Memphis Grizzlies, the young core has finally paid off as the West number two looks to get that deep run through the playoffs. Perhaps the team’s best merch is the Ultra Game Memphis Grizzlies Fleece Hoodie Pullover Sweatshirt. While the hoodie also comes in black, there’s something about the classic light blue with the big bear logo in the middle that just pops perfectly.
The Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are back in full swing after a couple of bad years to reclaim their spot as finalists. As the team prepares to hit another run, the Golden State Warriors Manta Nike Dri-Fit T-Shirt is a great option. The shirt features classic “Dub City” text on the front with a corner logo of the team. In addition, the addition of durable and breathable Nike material makes the shirt great for active wear as well as part of a casual outfit.
The Dallas Mavericks recently had a small branding revival, with a number of updated versions of their classic green color scheme bringing the spotlight back to the fore. Therefore, it’s almost impossible to choose anything other than the Nike Dallas Mavericks City Edition Swingman Jersey. Made from sustainable materials, you can wear a green jersey from the Mavs that is actually green. Also, it’s hard not to buy gear with Luka Doncic’s name on it at this point.
It’s incredibly easy to choose a throwback jersey for the Utah Jazz, especially considering the absolute powerhouses they fielded in the ’90s, but there are a few winning ways that aren’t based on pure nostalgia either. The New Era Utah Jazz Beanie Hat is the perfect way to brave the cold and show team pride even during these harsh winter months. The hat has the team logo on the front and Utah is emblazoned on the upper.
While it was difficult to resist a throwback jersey with Jazz, with the Denver Nuggets it would just be wrong. The classic rainbow jerseys from the early 90’s are absolute staples and the Mitchell & Ness Denver Nuggets Dikembe Mutombo 1991 Road Swingman Jersey is the perfect blend of bold and iconic. Imagine wagging your own finger after blocking a shot while wearing this jersey and try not to buy it.
The Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have an exciting roster that could easily threaten any other team in the league if they meet in the playoffs. That doesn’t mean you can’t cheer them on in complete comfort. The Ultra Game Minnesota Timberwolves Jogger Pants are the perfect way to kick back and scream your coaching from the couch. The sweatpants are tapered near the bottom of the leg for a closer fit and work well as casual streetwear.
Much like the Boston Celtics, I just have hatred in my heart for the LA Clippers. However, much to my dismay, this team has created some of the most interesting and fashionable merchandise over the past few years. As part of the City Edition theme, the Nike LA Clippers Essential Hoodie is an absolutely beautiful choice. The light blue color scheme with the orange outline around the Clippers lettering looks undeniably fresh, while Kawhi Leonard’s name on the back is a winner.
A team full of young, exciting talent also has a range of great merch options that are hard to love. The PKWY New Orleans Pelicans Varsity Crew Socks are the perfect little option you can wear for almost any occasion. The socks have a simple clean design with the logo on the foot for a more subtle style. Even if you can’t watch a game live, you always have your team with you.
It comes with a heavy heart to list the Lakers hanging from the playoffs by a thread. While this year may not have lived up to the monumental expectations that many had of the team, the Lakers merchandise is still pristine. The Los Angeles Lakers Showtime City Edition Short Sleeve Jacket perfectly evokes the old-school Showtime era of Lakers history that many of us wish we could return to in years like these. The warm-up shirt can be worn with a range of different looks and will always have that championship shine.
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