When Nike took over this year, they weren’t just looking to follow what’s already been done. They were there to change the game.
They decided on creating four sets of uniforms to not only represent the teams when they take on the court but to celebrate them as well.
The first two sets introduced were the Icon and Association. The Association set were the white uniforms that showed how all NBA teams were under one league. The Icon uniforms were the iconic colors of each team. They then released the Statement uniforms, meant to symbolize when teams wanted to make a statement during big games.
The fourth set of jerseys were finally released today. The City uniforms are are designed to honor the fans of the team. These jerseys take notes from the local area and infuse it into the design of the jerseys.
The Nike NBA City Edition uniforms represent insights and emotion from the court to the upper deck to the cities’ streets, in pursuit of a unique way to capture each team and its city in a way that respects the past and present of the clubs while also positioning them for the future.
Here are 26 of the 30 City Edition uniforms. The Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors will unveil their City Edition uniforms for the 2017-18 season at a later date. All information about the City Edition Uniforms can be seen on Nike.com
The Hawks City Edition uniform takes inspiration from the city’s cutting-edge music scene
The Celtics City Edition uniform pays tribute to the club’s unique parquet floor and the man credited with starting its winning legacy, Red Auerbach
The Nets City Edition uniform celebrates the Brooklyn Bridge which symbolizes the bridge the team has built with its fans and its neighbors
The Hornets City Edition uniform features a hive-inspired pattern, colors that mimic iridescent hornet wings
The Bulls City Edition uniform brings together the city’s pride through the combination of the city flag of Chicago and the Bulls logo
The Cavaliers City Edition uniform references to a city landmark — the giant “Guardians of Transportation” sculptures that stand guard over Cleveland’s Hope Memorial Bridge.
The Mavs City Edition Jersey reflects the swagger of the Big D and the vibrancy of Dallas nights.
The Nuggets City Edition uniform is inspired by their elevation, and features metallic gold accents to symbolize refinement in the club’s journey to new heights
The Pistons City Edition uniform features chrome details and sleek design lines that create a modern and clean look to this automotive-inspired set
The Warriors City Edition uniform pays tribute to Chinese culture in the Bay Area
The City Edition uniform of the Indiana Pacers uniform is inspired by the rich tradition of automative racing in Indiana
The LA Clippers City Edition uniform celebrates the team’s history in San Diego with colors and nautical details inspired by the era
The Lakers City Edition uniforms will pay tribute to franchise legends, highlighted by the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant
The Grizzlies uniform is inspired by the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike ‘I Am A Man’ slogans and reflects on the events, circumstance and losses surrounding the movement
The Bucks City Edition uniform draws its base color Milwaukee’s famous Cream City bricks with accents and other colors that add up to a celebratory set for the fans
The Timberwolves City Edition uniform follows the theme of “Bold North”, showing off the gray winter coat of a wolf
The Pelicans City Edition uniform celebrates the vibrant life of NOLA during Mardi Gras
The logo and colors of this City Edition uniform symbolize the Oklahoma City Thunder’s playing style — fast, bold and dynamic
Emblematic of the desire to achieve more, the Magic City Edition uniform is the will to break boundaries, push our outer confines and find something greater than our individual selves
The 76ers City Edition uniform celebrates American freedom with a parchment paper-inspired base color and script that mimics the original Declaration of Independence
The Phoenix Suns City Edition uniform pays special tribute to the Hispanic heritage of the community the Suns have proudly represented for 50 years
The Portland Trail Blazers City Edition Uniform features a plaid pattern inspired by legendary coach Jack Ramsay’s unique wardrobe and the historical fashion trends of the Northwest
Inspired by the Kings 1985 baby blue uniforms, the new City Edition design blends our storied past with our bright future
The Spurs City Edition uniform honors the servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. Armed Forces
The cascading colors of the Jazz City Edition uniform are inspired by the natural beauty of its home state with the famous red rock formations, stunning arches, and breathtaking canyon lands
The Wizards City Edition uniforms features a marble pattern on the side panels that form the Washington monument and a beveled effect on the numbers that resemble the styling of iconic Washington D.C. monuments
Photos and captions from Nike.com