Duke basketball fans made their voices heard as they voted for ‘The Brotherhood’ jerseys as the best uniform of all time for the historic program.
Maybe it’s a recency bias, or maybe it’s just the throwback and gothic style of the jersey, but the brand-new ‘Brotherhood’ uniforms have been voted as the best Duke basketball jerseys of all time by Blue Devil fans.
Voting has been ongoing for the past several weeks on the official Duke Men’s Basketball Instagram page.
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The bracket was comprised of 16 jerseys the Blue Devils have worn dating back to 1992.
Duke debuted six new, or slightly modified, jerseys this season, five of which will remain in the rotation next season and one, the uniform worn at North Carolina, that will be retired. A new jersey will also be debuted next season.
‘The Brotherhood’ uniform, which was debuted in a win over Wake Forest on January 11, was worn three times in the 2019-20 season and saw the Blue Devils go 2-1 in the threads.
Two of the three times Duke sported the jerseys were on the road (at Syracuse and North Carolina State).
On its way to the eventual championship, ‘The Brotherhood’ jersey took down ‘The Rivalry’ jersey that was worn in the Dean Dome this year, the 2011 classic home jersey, the 2015 home white jersey, in which Duke won its fifth National Championship, and the modified black alternate jersey that was also debuted this season.
The closest matchup ‘The Brotherhood’ uniform ever had was in the championship, but it was never truly a competition as the jersey picked up 70 percent of the vote.
In the other three matchups the uniform had 84 percent, 81 percent, and 72 percent of the votes.
This marks the third time the Duke Instagram page ran a poll, with the other two being the best Kyrie Irving sneakers and the best play of the 2019-20 season.
The ‘Kyrie Duke 5’ defeated the ‘Kyrie Duke 3.’ And Tre Jones‘ intentional missed free throw, offensive rebound, and buzzer-beater jumper that sent the game in Chapel Hill to overtime beat out Wendell Moore‘s overtime game-winner at the buzzer against North Carolina.
Duke’s official Twitter page also has a bracket of its own in which it is asking fans to vote for their favorite dunks in program history.
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