Updated: Sep 26
by Charles Arencibia
The NBA City Edition Jerseys for 2022-23 were released in early November,
each paying homage to their city's history. These are the most unique, and
one failed to hit the mark. See them all here.
The Miami Heat jersey displays the previous
jersey styles through its colorful lettering with
each letter representing a different jersey era.
The jersey embodies the city’s Arts Décoratifs
style; it channels the vibrant artwork that
Miami is known for breathing life into the
jersey with flair. The vibrance of the jersey
lettering illustrates the city's tropical climate
and dynamic culture as well as its lively coral
The Philadelphia 76ers jersey represents its
city’s heritage with a simple plain jersey to
accentuate the iconic “Brotherly Love”
writing across the chest in a timeless cursive
style. This jersey may not be flashy due to its
simplistic color design, but it highlights
Philadelphia's roots. Its title as the City of
Brotherly Love is the foundation of the
identity and history of Philadelphia, in which
William Penn founded the city so it could be a
safe haven for those who had been
persecuted for their religious beliefs.
The Houston Rockets take a classical
approach, throwing back to their 1995-2003
jersey. The white strips on the blue
background give it the vintage look that is
only interrupted by the red and white
The Brooklyn Nets jersey takes inspiration
from Jean-Michel Basquiat with
neo-expressionist artwork on a canvas-like
backdrop. It is a simple design with a
graffiti-like design. The Brooklyn artist is
memorialized by his basketball team with
this piece of biographical design.
San Francisco Golden State Warriors
This jersey ranks the worst because of its poor design. The jersey is consistent with the Golden State Warrior's shiny gold color theme but the design butchers its representation of the history it is trying to convey. The golden rose is meant to represent San Francisco’s past in the support of women's suffrage as seen through California being the 6th state to give women the right to vote. Despite this rich history, the design looks sloppy. The golden rose has a poor fade that makes it look out of place on a basketball court. It lacks the classical qualities that made other jerseys pop in their own unique way.
All images sourced from NBA.com