Cleveland will honor its 35th Anniversary season by wearing the home gold uniforms of the 1975-76 Cavaliers against the New York Knicks on Saturday, Jan. 8 (1:30 p.m. ET, ABC). The Cavaliers are wearing the uniforms occasionally this season, taking part in NBA Hardwood Classics Nights.

The Cavaliers uniform, logo and team colors have undergone significant change over the team's 35 years existence in the NBA, however, on Oct. 9, 2002 the club announced it was returning to the wine and gold of the team's early years.

Here we take a look back at some of the uniforms the Cavaliers have worn in their history.

Like A Fine Wine
The Cavaliers opened their inaugural season in 1970 wearing wine and gold. The first uniform featured a feathered treatment of the letter "C." The uniform Gus Williams wears at left debuted in 1974-75 and added horizontal stripes of wine, gold and white down the side of the shirts and shorts.
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Short Lived Change
Roger Phegley and the Cavaliers tipped off the 1981-82 season wearing a new metallic gold at home. After only three seasons -- and a total of 66 victories -- in the new threads, also featuring two horizontal stripes across the chest and the word "Cleveland" in block letters, the Cavaliers were again ready for a new look.
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Out With The (G)old
The 1983-84 season brought sweeping change. Gordon Gund and George Gund III took ownership; George Karl joined the front office; and burnt orange, white and royal blue remained the team's colors through Ron Harper's rookie season in 1986-87. The “Cavs” lettering on the jersey featured the letter “V” designed like a basket.
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Road Blues
For the next seven seasons, Mark Price displayed blue numbers and letters on his home white jersey; a blue uniform when on the road. In the 1989-90 season, the road uniform changed to sport "Cleveland" in block letters through the close of the club's playing days at The Coliseum.
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Making A Splash
When moving into Gund Arena for the 1994-95 season, the Cavaliers brought along jerseys with a light blue splash across the torso -- white jerseys at home and black on the road. Terrell Brandon wore the new gear as he led the team in assists and helped the club tie a franchise record for consecutive victories with 11.
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Sidelined
On the verge of a new millenium, the Cavs changed their uniforms again, eliminating the blue splash in favor of a multi-colored stripe down the right side of the jersey, continuing down the shorts. No. 8 draft pick Andre Miller suited up in these on his way to being named to the 1999-2000 All-Rookie First Team.
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A New Expression
When LeBron James, the No. 1 pick of the 2003 NBA Draft, jumped from high school to the pros, it was in a crimson-hued wine and metallic gold jersey, which is an updated version of the Cavaliers' original colors. Dark blue is used as an accent color on the new logo and uniform in recognition of the successful Cavaliers teams of the 1990s.
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HARDWOOD CLASSICS
CAVALIERS RETRO SCHEDULE
Jan. 8 vs. New York Knicks
Jan. 19 at Portland Trail Blazers
Jan. 20 at Sacramento Kings
Jan. 26 vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Feb. 1 at Orlando Magic
Feb. 8 vs. Toronto Raptors
Mar. 8 vs. Orlando Magic
Mar. 24 at Houston Rockets
Apr. 5 vs. New Jersey Nets
Apr. 14 vs. New York Knicks
CAVALIERS RETRO GEAR
CAVALIERS LOGOS

1970-83

1983-94

1994-2003

2003-Present