Pacers to Wear Iconic "Flo-Jo" Jerseys for One More Game
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers will wear their iconic Flo-Jo jerseys for one additional game this season. Due to the massive popularity of the uniforms and the team's success while wearing them, the Pacers have received permission from the NBA to wear the jerseys for Friday's game at the Detroit Pistons.
"I'm very excited to get to wear the Flo-Jo jerseys for another game," Pacers forward Paul George said. "The players love them and so do the fans. Whenever we wear them, it adds a little extra energy and excitement to the game."
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A longtime fan favorite, the Pacers originally wore the Flo-Jo jerseys, designed by USA Track and Field star Florence Griffith-Joyner, for seven seasons from 1990-1997; which coincided with the first major steps of success of the franchise during its NBA Years. During that time, the Pacers made six appearances in the playoffs and two Eastern Conference Finals appearances.
This season, the team has worn the Flo-Jo jerseys in six games as part of the NBA's Hardwood Classics program. The Pacers have not lost when wearing the jerseys, winning by an average of 11.8 points per game.
"We've had great success when wearing the Flo-Jo jerseys this season," said Pacers center Roy Hibbert. "Hopefully we can keep it rolling on Friday in Detroit."