WNBA Workforce Indiana Fever debuts in a STRANGER THINGS impressed jersey
The WNBA jerseys for the 2021-22 season are here – and poof! You are fire. Especially the Rebel Edition. Different teams are showcasing their new designs and we couldn’t help but notice that some of them have pop culture inspiration. The most notable are the Indiana Fever, whose design pays homage to Stranger Things, and the LA Sparks, with a little flair inspired by the Bel-Air Academy.
The Indiana Fever jersey is the most obvious reference, with the font style to match the Stranger Things title card. And it makes sense to have a reference to the hugely popular Netflix series. The main Stranger Things setting is in Hawkins, Indiana, a fictional suburb not far from Indianapolis, the location of the Indiana Fever. Do you remember when Jonathan Byers took a drive to his father’s house in Indy?
Indiana Fever Rebel Jersey with a black and red color scheme similar to the Stranger Things title card
It’s a pretty cute reference that might attract new fans looking to rock this jersey. It’s not available for sale yet, but you can fill out a form to receive a notification when it’s available.
Now the Los Angeles Sparks Rebel jersey isn’t that obvious, but it still feels like a connection. The typical colors of the team include yellow, purple and turquoise. But this one is all black and yellow. The black jersey with yellow lettering flips the color scheme of the one Will Smith rocked on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Los Angeles Sparks black and white Rebel jersey against the backdrop of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Sparks
The fictional Bel-Air Academy jerseys are yellow with black letters. The team hasn’t confirmed that this is a cunning tribute, but it’s fun speculation nonetheless. As we all know, the school isn’t real, but the chic Banks neighborhood is actually in Los Angeles.
Another team, the Washington Mystics, selected real-life events to inspire their look. The official Twitter page shows that the pink and blue design is in honor of the 2017 women’s marches. The WNBA is always deeply concerned with social issues, so this is a great way to celebrate a historic event.
It’s a pretty cool idea to incorporate entertainment and real inspiration into jersey designs. We have a feeling that sales of the Indiana Fevers’ Rebel jerseys will go over the roof.
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