For the last three seasons, Nike has taken their role as official jersey manufacturer seriously by revolutionizing team jerseys to incorporate a city theme. Last week, multiple NBA teams officially disclosed their new threads for 2019-20 – some of them paying homage to the team histories, with others going for something totally fresh.
In a font that upholds the rich and beautiful legacy of Brooklyn’s graffiti scene, the Nets brought out a new set with a Bed-Stuy tag and technicolor lining. They debuted the jerseys in a tweet that quoted local hip hop legend Notorious B.I.G, which read: “Live from Bedford-Stuyvesant, the livest one. Representing BK to the fullest.”
The Bulls brought the Chicago flag right into their uniform last year, but its small presence against against black jerseys has become much more incorporated into the jersey this year, with the flag’s blue as the base itself and the stars scattered across the shorts. Patriotic, much?
For their 50th birthday, the Cavs are celebrating with a throwback to 1970 and the journey of their team and franchise ever since.
Don’t worry, this signature vintage rainbow skyline that was just brought back last year as an homage to over a decade of Jerseys from the past isn’t going anywhere – it’s just getting a new white base.
After a short black-and-gray break from their regular blue-and-red, the Pistons are bringing the tried and true color palette back this year.
Often called Cream City for its distinctive look, the Bucks are finally grabbing Milwaukee’s nickname for themselves – and going all out with cream-colored jerseys as well.
Last season’s blue has been replaced by this season’s red, which the team says “represent[s] that passion and energy that has echoed through our arena.”
Washington DC Wizards
The ‘stars & stripes’ look was originally designed for games that honored the U.S. military but was shelved 2 years ago – until now. Along with it, they brought back their Bullets-era-inspired ‘DC’ to replace ‘Washington’.