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​​​​Ranking New Nike NBA City Uniforms

Recently, the NBA and Nike unveiled their new 2021-22 Nike NBA City Edition uniforms in honor of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary season. The 2021-2022 season marks the fifth year in a row that the NBA is doing City Edition alternate jerseys. This year, the theme has been dubbed a “Moments Mixtape,” important aspects of past and present uniforms. These innovative and refined looks are available for sale on NBAStore.com, Nike.com and select retailers globally.

Here’s a look at the top 10 2021-2022 Nike City Edition uniforms across the NBA

10. Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee decided to go with a simple and clean white uniform. It honors a blend of franchise staples over the years. The jerseys include a Lake Michigan blue striping, which represents the early days of the franchise in the ‘70s and ‘80s. 

9. New York Knicks 

Designed by Kith founder Ronnie Feig, these alternate jerseys signature blue and orange piping over a black base. The most interesting aspect of the jersey is the Madison Square Garden logo on each leg, a visual homage to one of the most famous arenas in the NBA.

8. Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta goes with a dashing yellow and red colorway, reminding fans of the classic 1998 design, but with a twist. According to their marketing campaign, the brightly colored uniforms set a vibrant tone for the young dynamic team to carry the future of this franchise. 

7. Los Angeles Clippers 

For their alternates, Clippers’ strayed away from their typical dark blue and red colorway. Instead, they went with a baby blue and orange, creating a different, yet striking jersey. ​​They have a strong resemblance to the 2017-18 City Editions, but this year, they went with a script font on the chest. The new uniforms incorporate nods to the franchise’s roots in Buffalo, New York and other eras in Clippers history.

6. Cleveland Cavaliers

These uniforms are in wine and gold with the swashbuckling swordsman logo imprinted in the top right. The lining features a checkerboard piping and the team’s original logo, blending the 1975-76 look with the contemporary style.

5. Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves look good in a vintage-inspired look and it truly is a dominating look. The iconic trees lining along the side of the uniform make these jerseys stand out. With this trim and the inaugural colorway, this look brings a very nostalgic vibe. These pay tribute to the early 2000s look and they’re awesome.

4. Chicago Bulls

The bold red color goes along nicely with the Chicago written in cursive across the front. The cursive pays homage to the “Chicago” script font of the 1980s, which was the team’s look during Michael Jordan’s rookie season. 

3. San Antonio Spurs

These new Spurs Uniforms really stand out from their regular black and white look. With a clean white jersey, the colorful fiesta stripes makes the entire uniform pop. The uniforms pay homage to the community’s rich and storied history, and the lining first appeared on the team’s warmups in the mid-90s.

2. Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets have gone for unconventional looking jerseys in the past, and this year is no different. The jerseys are a modern spin to the throwback version in the mid-1990s, the Muggsy Bogues and Dell Curry days. The front of the jersey features a script “Charlotte” wordmark that has never been used before on a Hornets uniform and it fits in smoothly. 

1. Toronto Raptors

These jerseys incorporate the best aspects of their previous ones: the black and gold colorway, a nod to Toronto rapper Drake and OVO, with the emblematic dinosaur scrawled across the front, reminding us of the Vince Carter era. These are just sick. There’s no doubt about that.

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