December 13, 2018

Gallery: Every new Nike ‘City Edition’ NBA jerseys for the 2018-19 season

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Across the league, Nike released the newest versions of the City Edition uniforms for the 2018-19 NBA season. Many of the teams have introduced new colorways while others went with an updated throwback. Some of the newly-released jerseys are what many clubs had on last season, but other teams have completely revamped their alternate jerseys.

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Click here to see all 30 NBA City Editions for the 2018-19 season

Here’s a snapshot of the teams that have changed their ‘City Edition’ jerseys this season – in alphabetical order. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below the post.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls’ new jersey design is probably the design that’s the furthest from the style and colors we’re used to seeing from Michael Jordan’s team. What’s up the light blue stripes and reds stars? It turns out that the 2018-19 City Edition Bulls jerseys are inspired from the official flag of the city of Chicago. Take a look at Lauri Markkanen modeling the new digs:

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets uniform design went with an modern take on the franchise’s 1980s “rainbow skyline” look. The’ll wear the jerseys seven times during the 2018-19 NBA season starting with a home game on November 13, 2018. You can see the old school Nuggets jersey being worn by Alex English on the left.

In 2018-19, the current update of the City Edition uniform was a joint project between the Denver Nuggets and NIKE. The new design is meant to honor the classic design while modernizing it to fit the Mile High City’s advancement, evolution and modernization that is taking place in the present era.

The return of the Rainbow Skyline uniforms marks 25 years since the design was originally retired as the team’s main uniforms. The last time the Nuggets team wore the classic version of the uniform was for a one-night-only special event during Dikembe Mutombo’s jersey retirement ceremony on Oct. 29. 2016.

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It’s lame that the Nuggets just released the jersey on a body form. What you couldn’t get Mason Plumlee or Malik Beasley to show up for a shoot? Though we really like the Nugs’ new design, we’ll reserve full judgment until we see Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris and Will Barton modeling them on the court.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons will play on their city’s moniker again with an updated “Motor City” uniform. The new uniform looks like last season’s in many ways, but there are minor color and design changes. Most apparent is the stripe down the middle of the uniform. The Piston’s updated City Edition digs now have a black base with gray touches. Check out Andre Drummond in the new digs:

Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves’ 2018-19 City Edition’s inspiration was unexpected — in a fun way. The NBA team in Minnesota was also the home of Prince, the state’s music icon According to NBA.com, the franchise worked with Prince’s estate, which incorporates multiple references to the legacy of Prince. From the font — which is reminiscent of the 1980s Prince era — to the tonal purple most closely associated with Prince, the uniform speaks of his legacy and bond with the state.

Here’s Karl Anthony Towns in the Prince-inspo jersey.

Awesome. We love that teams aren’t afraid of purple and pink, and as we mentioned, the inspiration is amazing (but in terms of style, it’s probably our third favorite of the updated City Edition jerseys).

Related: NBA Rookies debut Nike’s new NBA jerseys for 2017-18

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder stuck with the OKC acronym when they went in re-designing their new jerseys, but this year, the OKC is also a dedication to the Four Corners. Though it’s hard to beat Prince in terms of design-inspiration, but the Thunder wins out when it comes to honoring the state and city; the team’s look honors Native American heritage. The turquoise jerseys that Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams and Paul George will wear represent the  native color of friendship.

“More than just a uniform, this is a statement of our pride in the Native American culture that is so rich and vibrant in the fabric of Oklahoma,” said Thunder Senior Vice President Brian Byrnes. “We are honored to have worked with Nike to develop a design that in so many ways captures and celebrates the influence of our state’s Native American communities.”

NBA City Edition Collection at NBA Store

Click here to see all 30 NBA City Editions for the 2018-19 season

Philadelphia 76ers

Along with their sponsor and partner StubHub, the Philadelphia 76ers released their 2018-19 City Edition uniforms to much fanfare. The new heather gray jerseys features stars, mimic sweatpants material that associates it with “Philadelphia’s rich history of the challenger’s mentality that inspired the ‘Rocky’ and ‘Creed’ films.” Take a look at the heather gray jersey on Sixers’ star Ben Simmons:

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards new City Edition jerseys are a tribute to the iconic National Mall at night. I like the new jerseys, but I don’t get the National Mall reference. The team’s new digs also has a new uniform sponsor, the insurance company Geico. Check the new D.C. uniforms on Bradley Beal below.

We have to say we love all the new updated City Edition jerseys. The NBA season has already been a fan’s dream in terms of excitement, offense, talent and drama, and the release of these new NBA jerseys is icing on the cake. Hopefully we’ll see more updated City jerseys from Nike for the remaining teams in the association. Until then, let’s enjoy these takes.

In no particular order, our top thee are the Sixers, Bulls and Nuggets — though we reserve the right to backtrack once we see the jersey on an actual player. Which one of the new City Edition jerseys are your favorites?

Click here to see all 30 Nike City Edition Jerseys for the 2018-19 season

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