October 30, 2018
The Philadelphia 76ers now have two bona fide NBA stars — their own commercials prove it, right? — who figure to sell a ton of jerseys in the coming years.
We may have gotten a good look at what will be a popular choice for fans of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid this year.
On Monday, images of Nike's NBA City Edition jerseys leaked on Instagram, showing what look to be this year's alternate uniforms for a handful of teams.
The City Edition line was created by Nike to pay homage to the character of the NBA's 30 cities. They're often stylized beyond a team's color scheme and appear each year in a handful of games.
"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," the company explains.
Here's a look at what's in store for this year's Sixers alternates.
These are reportedly the Sixers new ‘City’ edition jerseys.— Did the Sixers Win? (@DidTheSixersWin) October 29, 2018
Thoughts? (Poll below) pic.twitter.com/EBfGF1Kult
I have the shorts... not sure what the jersey is supposed to look like yet though.. pic.twitter.com/1SNUaOSOJt— Sean Woods (@S_Woods22) October 29, 2018
The grey is a bit unexpected, but the subtle nod to the original 13 colonies is tasteful and minimal, similar to last year's City Edition unis.
The Sixers confirmed Tuesday that the leaked images were authentic.
A closer look at the "Ballin Ben" shorts for the upcoming City Edition #Sixers jerseys. Gray base takes inspiration from Rocky + Adonis Creed's iconic training scenes. Team will debut these Friday, Nov. 9 at home against the Charlotte Hornets.— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) October 30, 2018
(h/t @Sixers for the photo) pic.twitter.com/ERYXi6uxlb
One of these days, Philadelphia will get a wild alternate uniform in the spirit of the Timberwolves' new Prince-themed jerseys.
Scroll through the Instagram post below to see some of the other 2018-19 City Edition uniforms.
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