PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Phoenix Suns have unveiled a new uniform concept, honoring Mexican and Mexican-American fans.
The Aztec uniform concept was unveiled Wednesday morning. The Phoenix Suns told fans that they wanted to celebrate communities and cultures through their Mexican and Mexican-American fans. The Suns revealed the concept was based on ancient Aztec symbolism and asked fans to weigh in on the design. The design features a triangular Aztec Sun Stone on the chest within the "PHX" logo. According to Suns officials, the Sun Stone symbolizes deities working together as one. The jersey also features rays surrounding the Sun Stone, representing heat and unity coming from "The Sun."
The shorts have armor with a jaguar, depicting that "those who bear the armor are ready to strike and attack at any time." The Aztec Death Stone is on the back of the jersey, depicting warriors who look at death in the face. According to officials, it also represents an "all-or-nothing" mindset in battle.
"Stepped in symbolism, the uniform boldly blends the grit, unity, and history of the Aztec civilization, harnessing the prowess and battle-hardened strength of its people and the influence it has had on Latin culture for centuries."
What do you think of the jersey Suns fans?
𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝘇𝘁𝗲𝗰 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁:A tribute to early ancestors of The Valley, our Mexican and Mexican-American fans, and the warrior spirit we bring to battle everyday.Drop your thoughts below 📥— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) August 25, 2021