New: Nike showcases this season’s NBA City Edition collection
With the season underway, it’s also time for new jerseys to drop all around the Association. Earlier today, Nike unveiled the 2023-24 Nike NBA City Edition collection, representing stories, history, and heritage that makes each franchise unique.
With the NBA In-Season Tournament kicking off tomorrow (MNL November 4), all the home teams will be wearing their City Edition jerseys.
“The game’s past, present and future is deeply embedded in these designs,” says Sonja Henning, North America Vice President, League Partnerships, NIKE, Inc. “In working with teams across the NBA, we were able to create new uniforms that are a canvas for storytelling from each community. We’re excited to see the Nike NBA City Edition uniforms take the floor during the league’s new In-Season Tournament.”
While the full collection isn’t fully available, you can pick up some of the City Edition jerseys and tees today through the
The Atlanta Hawks uniform celebrates the power of achieving success together, designed around the mantra “Lift as we fly,” which is found on the jock tag.
The Boston Celtics uniform seamlessly weaves together the history of the game, its creators and the city of Boston.
The Brooklyn Nets uniform was designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist and longtime fan KAWS, bringing together core elements of the team’s brand with some of the artist’s most notable works.
The Charlotte Hornets uniform celebrates both the team’s home arena and the Charlotte Mint, both of which serve the city as hubs for community.
The Chicago Bulls uniform takes its fans back to the “Madhouse on Madison,” the old Chicago home stadium in the early ’90s known for its steep seating and rollicking crowds.
The Cleveland Cavaliers uniform takes its inspiration from performing arts and theaters. All the colors and patterns reflect the interior of a theater, given Cleveland is the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York.
The Dallas Mavericks uniform is inspired by Grammy Award–winning artist and North Texas native Leon Bridges and his desire to honor the rich American rhythm and blues history found within the city.
The Denver Nuggets uniform celebrates the city’s mile-high status with topographical lines that run across the chest and along the side panels, highlighting Denver’s mountainous landscape.
The Detroit Pistons uniform draws from the team’s championship history, inspired by the memorable “Detroit Bad Boys” fan gear from the early ’90s.
The Golden State Warriors uniform is inspired by the city of San Francisco and their iconic cable cars. The San Francisco word mark climbs uphill, just like the cable cars that connect the people to their city.
The Houston Rockets uniform honors the contributions of Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, two of the franchise’s greatest players. The jersey is a fusion of classic elements from the mid ’90s and modern detailing.
The Indiana Pacers uniform is inspired by the murals and bright neon signs that adorn the buildings of Indianapolis. Paint splatters on the sides represent the street art unique to different neighborhoods in the city.
The Los Angeles Clippers uniform was designed in collaboration with LA-based artist Jonas Wood, who improvised on Clippers uniforms from the ’80s for a retro yet modern look.
The Los Angeles Lakers uniform is inspired by the franchise’s perseverance through change. The triangle word mark is a throwback to those early basketball days in LA after the franchise moved from Minneapolis in the ’60s.
The Memphis Grizzlies uniform displays the team’s secondary “MEM” logo proudly on the chest. The logo debuted during the 2018-19 season.
The Miami Heat uniform proudly states the team’s mantra, “Heat Culture,” on the chest. The phrase is the team’s famed code of excellence that’s made its way into mainstream basketball coverage.
The Milwaukee Bucks uniform is designed around the concept of bringing people together, whether that’s around Lake Michigan or in the Deer District, home to the team’s home arena, Fiserv Forum.
The Minnesota Timberwolves uniform draws from the colors, texture and beauty of the state’s surrounding waters. The fabric features a custom pattern — handmade in Bloomington, Minn. — designed to look like an abstract interpretation of water.
The New Orleans Pelicans uniform captures the one-of-one spirit of the city through the design’s deep purple and green accent colors, conjuring up images of NOLA’s nightlife.
The New York Knicks uniform is a collaboration between Nike and lifestyle brand Kith to celebrate the late ’90s and early 2000s eras of the team.
The Oklahoma City Thunder uniform celebrates OKC’s community art, which serves as a local centerpiece of creative expression. The base of the jersey and the shorts feature a custom, abstract pattern consisting of various elements of past Thunder logos and word marks.
The Orlando Magic uniform is designed to look like a suit of armor as the team hits the hardwood to battle the world’s best basketball players for the win. The navy uniform has a subtle chain link pattern throughout and incorporates silver and metallic hints.
The Philadelphia 76ers uniform is inspired by the historic Reading Terminal Market in the heart of Center City. The “City of Brotherly Love” word mark carries over as a word mark from last season’s uniform but is reinterpreted as the iconic neon Market sign. Two downward-facing arrows run down the jersey’s right side, like the arrows that directed people from the train station to the bustling market below.
The Phoenix Suns uniform pays tribute to the city’s Mexican culture and the team’s Chicano fan base. The “El Valle” uniform celebrates lowrider culture and the art of rolling bajoito y suavecito (low and slow) through its color patterns and custom pinstripe design.
The Portland Trail Blazers uniform honors the late head coach Jack Ramsay, who led the Blazers to their sole NBA Championship in 1977 while wearing a wild assortment of plaid suits. The uniform base is black, but the accent wings, waistband and Rip City word mark are adorned with a bold red and black plaid pattern inspired by Dr. Jack’s trademark styles.
The Sacramento Kings uniform honors the franchise’s 100th anniversary by reimagining one of their most legendary uniforms: the 1968 Cincinnati Royals Road uniform (the team became the Sacramento Kings in 1985). The design features a vertical Kings word mark on top of a royal blue hue while blending the historical Royals/Kings colors with a touch of contemporary gray.
The San Antonio Spurs uniform throws it back to 1968 during the World’s Fair — Hemisfair — for a celebration of global connection as seen through the lens of San Antonio culture. The event helped provide the infrastructure that supported the Spurs’ move to San Antonio in 1973. The design features a retro tower logo representing the heart of downtown, where the fair took place.
The Toronto Raptors uniform takes the gold usually found on the details of City Edition uniforms and applies it throughout the whole uniform as the body color.
The Utah Jazz uniform introduces a new mountain design representing the mountain range along the Wasatch Front, incorporating a purple to white gradient.
The Washington Wizards uniform is inspired by the building blocks of the nation’s past. In the 1700s, 40 boundary stones were laid out in a 10-mile radius to create the original outline of Washington, D.C., becoming some of the oldest federal monuments on record. The area created by the stones is incorporated into the uniform’s blocked graphic on the design.