This season, the Milwaukee Bucks will wear throwback uniforms. Which relic? Apparently, all the throwbacks, as the defending NBA champions recently unveiled their new vintage remix City Edition alternate outfit for the 2021-22 season.
For those unfamiliar with on-court fashion, each team has four jerseys: an “Association” (a.k.a. home), an “Icon” (a.k.a. road), a “Statement” alternate uniform (the Bucks’ Fear the Deer black look), and a “City Edition” alternate uniform, which is typically inspired by an aspect of the home city’s culture or history. In previous years, the Bucks City Edition outfits have included the wavy lake blue style from last year, the sleek Cream City look, and the divisive MECCA-inspired yellow… things.
This year, however, the entire league is implementing a throwback remix theme for the City Edition uniforms, incorporating pieces from vintage jerseys to create this season’s new alternate design. This is how the uniforms look:
The alternates show up a little plain compared to some of the team’s more flamboyant City Edition looks – but there’s a lot of thought and history packed into this uniform.
Green and White!
The numeric font is from the team’s current jersey set, but the front of the uniform features the team’s classic 1971 appearance. Talking about iconic, the rainbow side from those early years made its way into this new alternate uniform – albeit with a nod to Milwaukee’s ’90s/early 2000s with purple incorporated into the sides and a retro-meets-modern makeover of the ’90s antlers emblem. Even Christmas Milwaukee Bucks uniforms from the 2010s made an appearance on the throwback jersey, which features a neckline inspired by that era’s uniforms.
None of it makes sense when put together, but it all comes together perfectly in this fan’s eyes to create one wonderful Frankenstein flashback jersey. And it could always be worse — just look at Miami’s City Edition, which is fairly basic and more inspired by a ransom note than by the team’s history.
The New Milwaukee Bucks Uniforms Will Be Available on Nov. 17
Fans will have multiple opportunities to witness the new City Edition outfit in action this season, beginning on Wednesday, November 17 at home against the LA Lakers. To obtain your own, the new jerseys and City Edition merchandise will be available for purchase at the Milwaukee Bucks pro shop starting Monday, Nov. 15.
And if you’re not a fan of this uniform, keep in mind that winning makes everything better, so here’s to the Milwaukee Bucks making their new numbers look good for the remainder of the season.
30 years ago, Molly Solomon began her career at NBC Sports doing research for its Olympics coverage. Her career has gone through many twists and turns since then, following her passions for the Olympics, golf, and sports television, and leading her to a real dream come true.
This year, she’ll be leading the Olympics coverage for NBC.
Solomon has been promoted to executive producer and president of the network’s Olympics unit. That makes her the first woman to be an executive producer for any network sports division. In the meantime, she’ll still hold the position of executive producer at the GOLF channel, which she’s been doing since 2012. But her history with the network’s Olympic coverage is extensive, having researched since 1990 and with 10 Winter and Summer Games behind her already. She also worked as a coordinating producer from 2006-12. “My first job out of college nearly 30 years ago was as an Olympic researcher. So over the next 22 years I really climbed the production ladder at NBC Sports doing every job along the way. That culminated in London, and I really thought that was the apex. I know the requirements of this role. It’s very familiar.”
Solomon is set to oversee 7,000+ hours of coverage across broadcast channels, cable channels, and even online streaming.
“I have three loves in my professional life; it’s sports television, the Olympics and golf, so I feel really very fortunate to be able to combine them,” Solomon recently said. “I really feel like I’m returning to my roots at NBC Olympics.” And it’s not just a dream come true for Molly Solomon – this step up for her will be a step up for women everywhere in not one but two major industries worldwide: both sports and news networks. Help us rejoice by tuning into the Olympics and her coverage next year!