The Phoenix Suns will reportedly feature the Charles Barkley-era jersey at certain points next season. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)
The Phoenix Suns will bring back the black jerseys next season that Charles Barkley and his team wore in the 1990s, according to a report from Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic.
The change was confirmed by the Suns after the spring Adidas NBA catalog was leaked:
Suns President Brad Casper acknowledged the catalog sneak peek and that the franchise was looking at a "Hardwood Classics" uniform to include next season.
According to Coro, the Suns have been mulling a re-design of the team's uniforms for a debut in the 2013-14 season. The reintroduction of the Barkley-era jerseys this season could be a way for Suns personnel to gauge a response from fans, even if they're featured sparingly throughout next season.
Discussions of a new jersey come at a time when the Suns are seeing a revamped roster. Two-time MVP Steve Nash left Phoenix for the Los Angeles Lakers while Grant Hill signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. But the Suns brought back point guard Goran Dragic from the Houston Rockets and also acquired Michael Beasley from the Minnesota Timberwolves.