How Kith, Big Sean and the 1996 NBA All-Star Game played a part in Nike NBA City Edition uniforms

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Nike has unveiled its new NBA City Edition 2022-23 uniform collection, an effort now in its sixth year. And as always, the lineup is a representation of the stories and history that make each team in the league unique.

Highlights include looks designed in collaboration with Kith and Big Sean, and one inspired by the 1996 NBA All-Star Game.

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This year’s City Edition uniform for the New York Knicks, which was designed in partnership with Kith, is a nod to the franchise’s legendary teams of the late ’90s and early ’00s. the energy of that era, the jersey was designed with a v-neck and the reverse colors of the team’s 1998-2012 seasons. Additionally, there is an updated New York wordmark on the chest and the Nike NYC logo appears on both the shirt and shorts.

Along with the jersey reveal, it was announced today that Kith Founder and CEO Ronnie Fieg has been named Creative Director of the Knicks.

The New York Knicks 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition jersey.  - Credit: Courtesy of Nike

The New York Knicks 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition jersey. – Credit: Courtesy of Nike

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Nike revealed in a statement that the Detroit Pistons 2022-23 NBA City Edition uniform was designed in collaboration with rap megastar Big Sean, who serves as the team’s creative director of innovation. This uniform, according to Nike, is a tribute to Saint Cecilia’s gymnasium – aka The Saint – which is described as a safe place in the city to play basketball and where many legends have hooped. The uniform is green, which is a nod to the gym’s logo, and the quote that sits on the floor of “The Saint” which reads “Where stars are made, not born” is at the bottom next to the rapper’s signature. Additionally, three stars on the jersey and shorts serve as a nod to the Pistons’ three NBA championships, and the shorts feature a replica of the Saint’s stained glass window.

The Detroit Pistons 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition Jersey.  - Credit: Courtesy of Nike

The Detroit Pistons 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition Jersey. – Credit: Courtesy of Nike

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The 1996 NBA All-Star Game in San Antonio – which is widely considered to have had the best jerseys in the history of the annual event – inspired San Antonio Spurs’ 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition uniform. This year. The look is executed in a turquoise color and features pink, orange, and black accents on the taping and waistband. Additionally, the team’s cowboy boot spur is featured on the shorts and on the front of the jerseys.

The San Antonio Spurs 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition Jersey.  - Credit: Courtesy of Nike

The San Antonio Spurs 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition Jersey. – Credit: Courtesy of Nike

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Other stories told in this year’s Nike NBA City Edition uniforms include the nod to iconic Windy City architecture and the Chicago civic “Y” symbol introduced in 1917 for the Chicago Bulls, Native American cultures of the 22 Native Arizona Tribes for the Phoenix. Suns and the iconic 90s PDX airport mat for the Portland Trail Blazers.

The only team without a Nike NBA City Edition uniform this year is the Utah Jazz.

Several jerseys are available now through Nike.com.

The Chicago Bulls 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition Jersey.  - Credit: Courtesy of Nike

The Chicago Bulls 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition Jersey. – Credit: Courtesy of Nike

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