20 Best NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys for the 2022-23 Season

20 Best NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys for the 2022-23 Season

Hockey fans got their first real look at NHL Reverse Retro jerseys during the COVID-shortened 2020-21 regular season when the league debuted them for the first time. It was a breath of fresh air for fans that saw the same jersey designs year-in and year-out, giving them a unique and, sometimes, historic look.

In collaboration with the NHL and adidas, each team was given the freedom to create a design that resonates with their fanbase. Some teams opted for a unique twist to an old design, while other teams opted for something completely new. Either way, fans across the country couldn’t get enough of them.

Despite the popularity and attention NHL Reverse Retro jerseys received in their first year, the NHL decided against renewing the program for the 2021-22 season – meaning there were no NHL Reverse Retro jerseys last year. Don’t worry, the NHL listened to their fans and brought them back this season. 

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Which NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys Are the Best This Season?

20 Best NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys for the 2022-23 Season
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On October 20th, the NHL revealed all 32 adidas Reverse Retro jersey designs for the 2022-23 season – one for each team in the league. The designs are more elaborate, creative, and remarkable than the original launch two years ago – some of which include colors we’ve never seen on an NHL jersey before.

“The Reverse Retro 2022 program, our latest collaboration with adidas and all 32 teams, celebrates the intersection of lifestyle, culture and of course hockey with a youthful, fan-forward focus,” said Brian Jennings, NHL Chief Brand Officer, adding they hope to connect each team’s past with their future.

Fans were given ‘championship-level looks from Stanley Cup-winning seasons and beloved logos from bygone eras,’ according to the NHL. Now that teams are finally starting to wear their NHL Reverse Retro jerseys on the ice – which started in November – let’s take a look at the 20 best designs this season!

20. Carolina Hurricanes

“The team’s current away jersey gets redesigned in a bold red for the first time in franchise history. There are two sets of hurricane warning flags on the shoulders and the “CANES” stairstep center crest to underscore the flag details,” the team explained on NHL.com. It’s a jersey fans have never seen before. 

The Carolina Hurricanes are 12-6-5 through 23 games this season – their 29 points has them third in the Metropolitan Division. They’re led by Andrei Svechnikov with 14 goals, Sebastian Aho with 16 assists, and Martin Necas with 25 points. As a team, Carolina scores 2.7 goals and allows 2.7 goals per game. 

19. Columbus Blue Jackets

“A black body accented with navy stripes along the sleeves honors the Blue Jackets’ original third jersey while tying in light blue from the team’s current third jersey. The original third jersey was the first display of the current Blue Jackets logo, inspired by the Ohio state flag,” explained the Blue Jackets on NHL.com.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are 7-12-2 through 21 games this season – their 16 points has them in eighth place (last place) in the Metropolitan Division. They’re led by Boone Jenner with nine goals, and Johnny Gaudreau with 14 assists and 22 points. The team scores 2.86 goals and allows 4.1 goals per game.

18. Tampa Bay Lightning

“This jersey features rain, sea and lightning sublimated in full-size graphics across the jersey, with lightning bolts down the side of the pants. It pays homage to their original 1997 storm third jersey with an electric-styled font,” the team said of their stylish and unique lightning bolt-themed jersey on NHL.com. 

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 13-8-1 through 22 games this season – their 27 points has them in third place in the Atlantic Division. They’re led by Steven Stamkos with 13 goals and Nikita Kucherov with 25 assists and 35 points. As a team, the Lightning score 3.45 goals and allow 3.18 goals per game. 

17. New York Rangers

“The Lady Liberty jersey returns in the Rangers’ present color palette. The shoulder patches and crest tie back to the original jersey while white and silver details create a glistening appearance around the historic New York statue,” explained the team on NHL.com, paying homage to the New York Statue of Liberty. 

The New York Rangers are 11-9-4 through 24 games this season – their 26 points has them in fifth place in the Metropolitan Division. They’re led by Mika Zibanejad with 11 goals and 25 points, and Adam Fox with 19 assists. As a team, the Rangers are scoring 3.0 goals and allowing just 2.79 goals per game. 

16. Minnesota Wild

“The 1978 North Stars jersey colors meet the modern Wild crest in Minnesota’s new jersey, with the star and trees of the crest featuring raised dimensional treatments,” the team said on NHL.com. Thanks to their unique blend of green and yellow, they often have uniform designs not usually seen on the ice. 

The Minnesota Wild are 10-9-2 through 21 games this season – their 22 points has them in fourth place in the Central Division. They’re led by Kirill Kaprizov with 13 goals, 14 assists, and 27 points at just 25 years old. As a team, the Wild are scoring just 2.9 goals per game, but allow just 2.9 goals per game. 

15. Pittsburgh Penguins

“The streamlined Penguins jersey, worn by Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr throughout most of their 1990s run together, resurfaces with additional gold and white stripe accents on the sleeve. The Penguin crest has dimensional embroidery raising the shadow of the Penguin head and wings,” the team said. 

The PIttsburgh Penguins are 11-8-4 through 23 games this season – their 26 points has them in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division. They’re led by Sidney Crosby with 12 goals, 19 assists, and 31 points – all of which are team-highs this year. They score 3.39 goals and allow 3.17 goals per game this season. 

14. Arizona Coyotes

“The Coyotes are the first team to ever wear a jersey featuring the earth-tone color sienna. Inspired by the Coyotes’ 1998-2003 third uniform, this jersey depicts a desert and incorporates the Coyotes crescent moon logo as part of the landscape,” said the Coyotes, who are welcoming a new color into the NHL. 

The Arizona Coyotes are just 7-10-3 through 23 games so far this season – their 17 points have them in seventh place (second-to-last) in the Central Division. They’re led by Lawson Crouse with 10 goals and Clayton Keller with 14 assists and 21 points. They score just 2.7 goals and allow 3.4 goals per game. 

13. Nashville Predators

“This uniform will feature Predators gold from head to toe, including the helmet, pant and socks, complimented by navy and silver accents. The jersey brings back the fanged Pred head crest from the team’s 2001 original third jersey,” the Predators explained on NHL.com. If you like gold, here you go!

The Nashville Predators are 10-9-2 through 21 games so far this season – their 22 points have them in fifth place in the Central Division. They’re led by Nino Niederreiter with nine goals, Mikael Granlund with 14 assists, and Filip Forsberg with 19 assists. They score 2.48 goals and allow 2.86 goals per game. 

12. Montreal Canadiens

“The Canadiens’ 1979 uniform, from when the team won its 22nd Stanley Cup title, comes back to life in a new shade of light blue, inspired by the city of Montreal’s colors,” the team said on NHL.com. It brings fans back to a winning period in team history, but the light blue is something they haven’t seen before.

The Montreal Canadiens are 11-10-1 through 22 games so far this season – their 23 points have them in sixth place in the Atlantic Division. They’re led by Nick Suzuki with 12 goals and 24 assists, and Kirby Dach with 13 assists. As a team, they score just 2.82 goals per game and allow 3.5 goals per game. 

11. Seattle Kraken

“In their sophomore season, the Kraken highlight the team’s sea green color in the body of the jersey. Below it, the “S” crest is submerged in the navy-striped sea, where the Kraken’s red eye peeks just above surface,” according to NHL.com. Considering how new the team is, we’re still getting used to their jersey.

The Seattle Kraken are 14-5-3 through 22 games in their sophomore season – their 31 points have them in second place in the Pacific Division, behind the Golden Knights. They’re led by Jared McCann with 10 goals, Jordan Eberle with 15 assists, and Andre Burakovsky with 23 points. They’ve been on fire so far!

10. St. Louis Blues

According to NHL.com, “The Blues honor their inaugural jersey presented in 1966, which was a prototype worn by the ownership of the club a year before the team hit the ice. The gold and blue pairing is inspired by the Blues’ third jersey and other vintage uniforms, including the 2017 and 2022 Winter Classic jersey.”

The St. Louis Blues are 11-11-0 through 22 games so far this season – their 22 points have them in sixth place in the Central Division. They’re led by Jordan Kyrou with nine goals and Robert Thomas with 15 assists and 19 points. They score just 2.82 goals per game and allow 3.55 goals per game this year. 

9. Washington Capitals

“The Screaming Eagle makes a comeback against an all-black colorway in the Capitals’ new jersey. Asymmetrical striping, unconventional font and new blue and copper colors were influenced by the 2005 uniform,” according to NHL.com. It’s reminiscent of the mid-1990s, when the screaming eagle debuted. 

The Washington Capitals are 10-11-3 through 24 games so far this season – their 23 points have them in sixth place in the Metropolitan Division. They’re led by Alex Ovechkin with 13 goals and 23 points, and Dylan Strome with 13 assists. The team is only scoring 2.82 goals per game and allowing 3.04 per game. 

8. Boston Bruins

“Inspired by the Bruins’ 1995 third jersey that was originally gold, this bright white jersey’s main character is the Bruin itself. Legend has it that the image of the Bruin was taken from a painting of a bear hanging on a team executive’s wall and is why it resembles a painted image instead of digital one,” said the NHL.

The Boston Bruins are 19-3-0 through 22 games so far this season – their 38 points have them in first place in the Atlantic Division and the entire NHL. They’re led by David Pastrnak with 14 goals, 18 assists, and 32 points – all of which are team-highs. They score 3.95 goals per game and allow just 2.18 per game.

7. Vegas Golden Knights

“The Golden Knights created a jersey whose design imagines what a Golden Knights third jersey might have looked like in 1995. It features a “VEGAS” diagonal wordmark and glitzy font, inspired by vintage hotel signage on the Las Vegas Strip,” according to NHL.com. It’s a simple, yet very effective design. 

The Vegas Golden Knights are 17-6-1 through 24 games so far this season – their 35 points have them in first place in the Pacific Division and third in the entire NHL. They’re led by Jack Eichel with 11 goals and 26 points, and Alex Pietrangelo with 18 assists. They score 3.42 goals per game and allow 2.63 per game. 

6. San Jose Sharks

“The typography and colors of the 1974 California Golden Seals, the Bay Area’s first NHL team, merge with a new “Sharks” wordmark,” according to NHL.com. The jersey reminds me of the Los Angeles Chargers, if they were an NHL team. Whether or not you like the design, you have to enjoy the colors!

The San Jose Sharks are just 8-14-4 through 26 games so far this season – their 20 points have them seventh place in the Pacific Division. They’re led by Logan Couture with 13 goals and Erik Karlsson with 21 assists and 32 points. They score 2.92 goals per game and allow more than 3.4 goals per game. 

5. Colorado Avalanche

“The Stanley Cup champions honor their inaugural, and first Stanley Cup championship, season by paying homage to their state. The center “C” crest is derived from the state flag and the angled stripes mimic the Rocky Mountains,” according to NHL.com. Will they win back-to-back Stanley Cups this year?

The Colorado Avalanche are 12-7-1 through 20 games so far this season – their 25 points have them in third place in the Central Division. They’re led by Mikko Rantanen with 13 goals and 29 points, and Nathan MacKinnon with 22 assists. The team scores 3.3 goals per game and allows just 2.6 per game. 

4. Florida Panthers

“Once on the shoulder of the 1998 jersey, the iconic sun, palm tree and stick logo was moved to centerstage of the Panthers’ 2022 jersey. The light blue color was derived from the team’s 2009 third jersey and is paired with its current primary colors of navy, yellow and red,” according to NHL.com. 

The Florida Panthers are 10-9-4 through 23 games so far this season – their 24 points have them in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. They’re led by Carter Verhaeghe with 12 goals and Matthew Tkachuk with 19 assists and 29 points. As a team, they score 3.35 goals per game and allow 3.48 goals per game. 

3. Buffalo Sabres

“The Sabres uniform blends the style of the 1996 logo with the colors of today. The body stripes and horn-shaped outline on the upper arm compliment the center crest, the bison/buffalo,” according to NHL.com. Fans were ecstatic to see the ‘goathead’ logo make a return, this time with new colors. 

The Buffalo Sabres are 10-12-1 through 23 games so far this season – their 21 points have them in seventh place (second-to-last) in the Atlantic Division. They’re led by Tage Thompson with 14 goals and 29 points, and Rasmus Dahlin with 18 assists. They score 3.7 goals per game, but allow 3.61 per game. 

2. Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks paid homage to the past and present with their jersey design. “The 1993 signature asymmetrical body stripe, chevron sleeve stripes and three-color player numbers is an ode to the Ducks’ inaugural season uniform, remixed with the team’s modern-day color scheme,” according to NHL.com. 

The Anaheim Ducks are 6-15-2 through 23 games so far this season – their 14 points have them in eighth place (last place) in the Pacific Division. They’re led by Troy Terry with 10 goals, 14 assists, and 24 points – all of which are team-highs. They score just 2.48 goals per game and allow 4.13 goals per game. 

1. Los Angeles Kings

“The Kings honor the 1982 uniform celebrating one of the greatest NHL comebacks ever, the “Miracle on Manchester.” The white jersey features purple and gold trims with a royal crown crest sewn with raised gems and a satin stitch embroidery,” according to NHL.com. There’s just something about this jersey!

The Los Angeles Kings are 12-9-4 through 25 games so far this season – their 28 points have them in third place in the Pacific Division. They’re led by Gabriel Vilardi with 13 goals and Kevin Fiala with 19 assists and 26 points. As a team, they score 3.36 goals per game and allow 3.6 goals per game. 

Should They Have NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys Every Season?

It’s safe to say fans were pleasantly surprised when they were first introduced to NHL Reverse Retro jerseys ahead of the 2020-21 season and while that surprise came to a screeching halt last season, the jerseys are back and better than ever. Don’t worry, the jerseys officially went on sale November 15th. 

The 2022-23 NHL Reverse Retro jerseys are made with ‘adidas innovation Primegreen: a series of high-performance materials containing a minimum of 50% recycled content,” according to the NHL. They might be a little expensive – $190-240 per jersey – but it might be your only opportunity to purchase one.

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While we’d like to think the Reverse Retro program will be renewed every season moving forward, there’s a chance they will shock us by not bringing them back – much like they did after the first year. Even if they do renew them, the designs are likely to change each season, so they’re only available for a limited time.

20 Best NBA City Edition Uniforms for the 2022-23 Season

During the 2017-18 season, basketball fans got their first look at the NBA City Edition uniforms that bring a unique twist to the jerseys they’re used to seeing in the NBA. Instead of teams having three uniforms to wear throughout the season – a home jersey, away jersey, and alternative jersey – they now had four.

“With City Edition, we felt like this could be really compelling to make a true connection of, still the organization, but the organization in reflection to their city and their community,” said Elesban Montoya, one of Nike’s senior graphic designers at the time. “We felt like we had to define the fabric of the city.” 

The NBA City Edition uniforms are known for utilizing the various stories, narratives, history, heritage, milestones, and icons that make each franchise unique. They’ve debuted different uniform designs each season since their collaboration with Nike began – who has outfitted the NBA since the 2017-18 season.

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What Are the Best NBA City Edition Uniforms This Season?

20 Best NBA City Edition Uniforms for the 2022-23 Season
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On November 10th, the NBA and Nike unveiled the newest NBA City Edition uniforms to be worn during the 2022-23 season – their sixth collaboration since debuting the NBA City Edition uniforms in 2017. The concept hasn’t changed, but the uniforms continue to push boundaries while telling a hyperlocal story. 

“In our sixth year collaborating with the NBA, we’re putting court, community and culture at the center of our designs to tell the stories that make each franchise unique,” said Jesse Alvarez, Product Director for Men’s Basketball at Nike, adding it’s ‘an opportunity to bring people together and celebrate community.”

Much like we’ve seen with past NBA City Edition uniforms, some designs are better than others – though it’s a debate that often comes with a certain degree or level of bias. Don’t worry, we’re going to try our best to give you an unbiased list of the 20 best NBA City Edition uniforms during the 2022-23 season.

20. Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks went with a retro design that’s reminiscent of the 1970s, while incorporating some of their historical color palette in the blue and green. The design takes you back to the 70s, before Dallas came to be what it is today. Back then, the city of Dallas wasn’t yet considered a ‘Metroplex.’

Nonetheless, the city started to boom in the late-1970s and it paved the way for a certain NBA team – the Dallas Mavericks – to be born. The Mavs joined the league in 1980 and would win their first and only NBA championship in 2011 – they had a shot in 2006, but lost to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. 

19. New York Knicks

The New York Knicks looked to bridge the gap between past and present with their NBA City Edition uniform. It takes us back to the late-1990s and early 2000s – more specifically the 1999-2003 era. It’s a clean design with inverted colors from the 1998-2012 era, as well as a swoosh on the jersey and shorts.

The uniform is reminiscent of the Jeff Van Gundy era in New York Knicks’ basketball history. He spent seven seasons as the team’s head coach and went 248-172 in 420 games. He led the team to the NBA Finals in 1998-99, but the team lost to the Spurs in five games. They haven’t been to the Finals since.

18. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder paid homage to the fans they represent – the Oklahomans. The uniform honors its citizens in a variety of ways, most of which are tied to ‘The Oklahoma Standard’ (which is built on service, honor, and kindness) and the state motto, labor omnia vincit – meaning ‘work conquers all.’

On the belt buckle is an outline of the 77 counties located in the state of Oklahoma – there are also seven stripes down each side panel of the jersey, which represents the 77 counties. They even placed ‘The Oklahoma Standard’ on the inside of the jersey ‘over the heart of those who wear it,’ according to OKC.

17. Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers decided to strip the jersey clean and start fresh with what they’re calling, ‘The Blank Canvas.’ The team took a different approach to their design this season. Instead of paying homage to the team’s history, which they’ve done in year’s past, they’re paying homage to the present and future. 

 “Rather than details that tell a story, the uniform has been intentionally stripped back to its most simple design. The uniform is not the story, it is a vehicle to tell the stories behind the individual Changemakers around Los Angeles,” the team wrote, adding that it’s intended to bring the city of LA together again.

16. Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets took fans back to better times – when the team was good and there was a lot to be excited about. Their City Edition uniform was carried over from the year before (because it was that good). At the end of the day, they figured there’s no point in changing it if there’s nothing wrong with it. 

The jersey takes inspiration from several different eras in Houston Rockets’ team history – including their championship seasons (1980s), the Yao Ming era (2000s), and the 22-game win streak during the 2007-08 season, and the impressive 2017-18 season 10 years later. The uniform is fun and unique.

15. Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets paid homage to their city being home to the first U.S. Branch Mint and the Carolina Gold Rush of the early 1800s – the uniform features mint green and gold accent colors with a granite base. On the front of the jersey are the letters “CLT,” which represent the airport code for Charlotte. 

The shorts are a little busy as well, featuring secondary logos on the sides and the letter ‘C’ along the waist. The number is located right below the ‘CLT,’ both of which are filled in gold with a mint outline. It’s a sharp looking uniform that commemorates the rich history found in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. 

14. Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons dedicated their City Edition uniform to Saint Cecilia’s Church, where several NBA greats would gather to play basketball in the gymnasium – including Dave Bing, Jalen Rose, George Gervin, and Magic Johnson. The church was seen as a safe place for basketball enthusiasts to play. 

The green jersey is reminiscent of the green walls to Saint Cecilia’s gymnasium. The three stars above the ‘D’ in ‘Detroit’ represent the three championships the Pistons won. The shorts sport a replica of The Saint’s stained glass window and Big Sean’s signature – a Detroit native who helped design the jersey.

13. Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks are known for consistently having some of the best jersey designs and they certainly didn’t disappoint with their 2022-23 City Edition uniform. It’s their second edition of the Gathering Place series, the first edition debuting in the 2020-21 season. It pays homage to the city of Milwaukee.

The jersey is a Great Lakes Blue color with different shades of blue, green, cream, and black down the sides. It’s inspired by the town of Bronzeville in north Milwaukee as the franchise uses their platform to ‘showcase the interconnection between the communities that make Milwaukee special,’ wrote the team.

12. Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets didn’t surprise anyone when they honored legendary Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat with their City Edition uniform – it’s what they’ve done in the past and they decided to bring it back, with a new twist. This design features a white base with colorful accents on the side panels. 

The front of the jersey reads ‘BKLYN NETS’ in font that’s inspired by Basquiat, while the shorts have his signature crown and ‘BROOKLYN NETS’ on the bottom left. It’s a slick uniform that nearly mirrors the black version they used during the 2020-21 season. You have to wonder where they go from here. 

11. Miami Heat

The Miami Heat made waves with their ‘Vice City’ themed NBA City Edition uniforms during the 2020-21 season and while they haven’t quite lived up to that hype over the past two seasons, their design is still worth noting. Some might say it looks like a ransom note, but it’s stylish, unique, and eye-catching. 

The Heat have used similar designs during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons – the one last year was black, while this year’s design is white. Each letter in ‘Miami’ is taken from a different jersey design they’ve had through the years. In fact, the same goes for the flaming ball logo and ‘Heat’ on the shorts.

10. New Orleans Pelicans

I have to say, the New Orleans Pelicans have the coolest mash of colors – the official Mardi Gras colors – featured on their City Edition uniform. As you can expect, the fleur-de-lis makes several appearances on the jersey design, which pays homage to the city’s flag – sporting three matching fleur-de-lis symbols.

As for the deep purple base color throughout the jersey, it signifies the ‘evolution from past Mardi Gras uniforms and pays respect to the royalty that Mardi Gras Krewes,’ according to the team. The royalty are in charge of the parades and festivities that occur during the Mardi Gras celebration every year. 

9. Washington Wizards


The Washington Wizards decided to paint a beautiful scene with their City Edition uniform design, largely focusing on the iconic cherry blossoms that bloom in the city every year. The pink base color represents the color of the cherry blossoms when they bloom – the flower’s most iconic and most beautiful color.

The pink base color transitions into a gradient blue near the bottom of the shorts. The blue represents the water of the tidal basin, which is where some of the city’s most iconic cherry blossom trees are found. Not only that, but there are cherry blossom petals falling down the side of the jersey, reminiscent of the basin. 

8. San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are taking us back to the 1996 All-Star Game, which was played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. It was during this game that Michael Jordan played his first game since retiring – spurring a second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls. He was named the All-Star MVP. 

During the All-Star Game, the Eastern Conference wore turquoise-colored uniforms – which is where the idea came from for the Spurs’ City Edition uniforms. The design also features some historic and retro accents and/or colors to give it that ‘Spurs’ personal touch. It’s a fun uniform for those that like turquoise.

7. Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors ended up with one of the coolest and most unique uniform designs of all – it’s definitely unlike any NBA jersey you’ve ever seen before. It features the iconic circle in the middle of the jersey, with a flower and the jersey number inside the circle. ‘WARRIORS’ is written across the chest. 

The bottom of the jersey features another gold flower that takes up the entire width of the jersey. It was designed by Hueman, an artist from the Bay Area, who wanted to ‘represent femininity, friendship, optimism and diversity.’ The City Edition uniform design also celebrates the Bay Area’s ‘Warrior Women.’ 

6. Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls wanted to honor the Chicago Municipal ‘Y,’ which is incorporated throughout the city and throughout the uniform design. For example, the letter ‘Y’ is randomly woven throughout the jersey and the Municipal ‘Y’ is found on the belt buckle – adorned with the letter ‘C,’ for Chicago, of course. 

From a distance, the jersey looks a lot like the one Michael Jordan wore during the Bulls’ most exciting and successful era. The uniform is white, but the logo and lettering is a dark red, rust color – which represents the rust-colored bridges crossing the Chicago River into the downtown Chicago area. 

5. Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers took inspiration from a legendary and iconic carpet design found in the Portland International Airport. The carpet features a bright teal base and geometric shapes throughout, which is brilliantly displayed across the middle of the jersey design – which deserves an A+, by the way.

Much like Charlotte did with their design, the Trail Blazers have ‘PDX’ written across the chest – the official code for the Portland International Airport. They also put a gold trophy on the back neck of the jersey, which represents the one NBA Championship the Trail Blazers won – which came in 1977. 

4. Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors stuck with the black and gold design that has woo-ed fans since day one. It offers a clean and subtle, yet elegant and classy look that represents the people that reign from Toronto. The base of the jersey showcases the six boroughs located in the city, while the word ‘North’ is found throughout.

The Raptors have used the black and gold color scheme for four years straight now – they used a white and gold design in 2018-19. There’s something about this design that makes me want to buy a jersey, even though I’m not a Raptors’ fan. And that’s why I have this jersey in the top-five this season. 

3. Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks understand that the U.S. Department of Agriculture ranks Georgia as one of the four best producers of peaches. For the past two years, their NBA City Edition uniforms were peach-inspired and they’re doing it again this year. Coincidentally, it takes three years for peaches to grow on a tree.

It’s a simple design with a black base color and peach-colored accents. The number is a gradient peach that resembles the diversity found in the city. The concept is inspired by Peachtree Street, one of the most famous and iconic streets in Atlanta, Georgia. The ‘Atlanta’ across the front is written in a simple cursive.

2. Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies are one of the most exciting teams in the league, especially with Ja Morant on their roster. Not only that, but they have one of the sweetest NBA City Edition uniforms this season. It pays homage to the hip hop scene that continues to make waves throughout the Memphis community. 

It features chrome-inspired detailing, diamond textures, and hatchet-shaped fonts often seen on hip hop albums – celebrating ‘the legacy and future of Memphis Hip-Hop, the neighborhoods and people from which the Big Memphis sound flows from, and the fabric of Memphis today,’ according to the team. 

1. Boston Celtics


The Boston Celtics have one of the cleanest NBA City Edition uniforms this season. It features a dark green base – more dark than we’ve ever seen on a Celtics’ jersey – and pays homage to one of the greatest basketball players both on and off the court, Bill Russell, who passed away earlier this year.

The jersey features 11 gold diamonds on the side of the jersey and shorts, which resemble the 11 titles Russell won in an impressive 13-year span. The belt buckle features the number ‘6’ with 11 diamonds surrounding it – Russell wore No. 6. It’s a stylish jersey that commemorates one of the best ever.

When Do Teams Wear the NBA City Edition Uniforms?

Many people remember the days when basketball teams had two jerseys – a white one for home games and a team color one for away games. In 1994, the NBA introduced a third jersey, known as the alternate jersey. That’s not the case today, where all NBA teams have four jerseys and some even have five. 

The five different jerseys – Association, Icon, Statement, City, and Classic – are worn randomly during the season, meaning there’s no specified home or away jersey. Instead, the NBA gets to choose what jerseys each team wears on every given night and that schedule is configured before the season even starts. 

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The good news is we’ve already started seeing the NBA City Edition Uniforms on the court this season and they look awesome! It’s always cool to see teams wear unique jerseys during a real regular season game, especially when the designs tell a story about that franchise’s history – it’s such a great idea!

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