Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 21, 2015

No state loves basketball more than Indiana.

After all, the state was the inspiration behind "Hoosiers," one of the most popular sports movies ever, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016.

That being the case, the NBA's Indiana Pacers, in partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), will add a Hickory alternate uniform in the 2015-16 season.

Indiana point guard George Hill, an Indianapolis native, broke the news on Twitter on Tuesday morning.

According to an release, the alternate "is a tribute to the rich tradition of basketball in the State of Indiana and will serve as inspiration to fans everywhere that no matter how improbable the challenge may be, amazing things can be accomplished through teamwork, determination, heart and hustle."

The uniform will be worn in select regular season games as part of the NBA Pride Collection.

These are incredible; in fact, the Indiana Hoosiers should go with this design in the postseason instead of the Adidas alternates they've worn the last two season.

Only one complaint about the Hickory design: It shouldn't have surnames on the back of the jerseys.