Every 2021-2022 NBA City Edition Uniform Explained
All thirty NBA teams released their brand new 2021-22 Nike City Edition uniform at the exact same time on the morning of November 1, 2021. Not nice for your local uniform reporter but lots of fun for uniform fans!
Each uniform is a mashup of several uniforms throughout a team’s franchise history, this is being done in recognition of the NBA’s 75th anniversary celebrations being held throughout the 2021-2022 season. I’ll be explaining as many of the inspirations behind each of these designs as I can, if I miss something or make a mistake please let me know in the comments.To get more news about kobe nba jerseys cheap, you can visit formaxproductions.com official website.
The Atlanta Hawks are going with a yellow base as they did on their alternate uniforms from 2004-05 through 2006-07. Across the chest is the wordmark style used during the Pistol Pete days of the early ’70s, recoloured to black and red. The number style is the same as what the team wore during their move from St. Louis to Atlanta in 1968 and positioned as it was in the late ’90s. The big draw here is the large hawk logo across the chest, similar to what the club wore from 1995 to 1999, now without that black-to-red gradient below it.
The front numbers and the stripe configuration on the shorts pay tribute to the first uniforms debuted in 1968, while the back numbers hearken to the highlight era of the ’80s. The wingspan logo of the ‘90s makes a bold return across the front, while the beloved Primary Icon logo goes front and center on the belt. And the jersey anthem calls out the city’s iconic “404” with the razor-talon Hawk.
When you’re one of the original franchises still remaining from the NBA’s first season, you go all the way back for your 75th. Boston is wearing green with “CELTICS” arched across the front in green with a drop shadow similar to what the club wore during the 1949-50 season. The sides of the shorts feature a triangle design with a shamrock as they did from 1946-49, inside the shamrock is “RED” a tribute to legendary Celtics coach Red Auerbach. The opposite side of the shorts features the Celtics’ 75th anniversary logo.
The Brooklyn Nets are leaning heavily into their years as the New Jersey (and New York) Nets for their 2021-22 City Edition uniform, the layout of the uniform harkens back to the style they used with numerous variations for nearly twenty years between 1972 and 1990. Across the chest is the wordmark used on their next jersey style which lasted from 1990 to 1997. The team’s primary logo from 1997 until 2012, their last in New Jersey, is on the waistband of the shorts while the side of the shorts uses a modifed version of their team logo from 1979-90. A team logo history (thumbs up!) is placed in the lower left corner of the jersey.
The Hornets are teal with a honeycomb gradient, down the front of the jerseys are a series of blue, green, and purple pinstripes as the original version of the Hornets wore on multiple uniform designs from 1988 until 1997. The “Charlotte” script across the front was never worn on a uniform but, Nike says, it recalls the clubs late ’80s playoff run. Someone will need to explain how to me if they know. Number font is the same as the team wears now and has since they returned to the Hornets name in 2014. A little nod to the Charlotte Bobcats (remember them?!) by way of the left-justified number position, as the Bobcats wore from 2004 to 2009.
The Chicago Bulls are of course incorporating their run of six NBA titles over eight seasons into their design by way of the jock tag in the lower right of the jersey. The script across the front is a throwback to what the team wore from 1973 to the early Jordan years in 1985 (Nike’s release makes an error here, you’ll see). The number includes a drop shadow as they did during the Bulls’ first seasons from 1966 to 71. On the shorts is the stars from the Chicago city flag, a frequent source of inspiration on Bulls City uniforms in recent years, the side of the shorts incorporate the black with red pinstripe design used on the Bulls’ alternate uniforms from 1995 to 1997.