The Houston Rockets didn't have any selections in Thursday's NBA Draft, so they used the occasion to instead show off their new threads. The Rockets unveiled three new uniforms for next season at a special event for invited guests and season ticket holders at Toyota Center.
The standard home and road jerseys are known as the "Icon" (red) and "Association" (white). They feature new custom font lettering that the team describes as "clearer and more streamlined" than the gothic typeface used in recent seasons. The Icon uniforms are red, with white lettering, black trim and "Rockets" across the front of the jersey. The Association uniforms are white, with red trim down the side of the jersey and shorts, as well as the bottom of the shorts. They also feature "Rockets" in the same new lettering. The trim on both uniforms evokes a rocket launch with propulsion trails.
But perhaps the biggest reveal was the return, for next season only, of the famous "ketchup and mustard" uniforms from the 1994 and '95 championship era. Now known as the "Classic," this uniform is identical to the one the Rockets wore in those title-winning seasons, but made with modern-day materials.
Along with the three new uniforms, the Rockets will bring back the alternate "Statement" black uniforms that debuted in the 2016-17 season. A fourth new jersey, known as the "City," will be revealed in November.