The 2021-2022 season marks the fifth consecutive year that the NBA has made City Edition jerseys with Nike. Each team releases a new set of uniforms each year that serves as an alternative look to the usual home and away jerseys they wear. Every season is full of successes and failures when it comes to the City Edition jerseys, and this year is no different now that the uniforms have been officially unveiled.
here is a watch the 30 City Edition looks of NBA teams this season side by side. It is now our duty to classify them. Here are the best and worst new looks of this season.
We’re going to start this list with our 13 favorite looks. Then we’ll hit a few that are okay. We will save the worst for the end. Here’s our full look at the 2021-2022 Nike City Edition uniforms across the NBA.
Spurs’ ‘Fiesta’ look is awesome
Spurs released some great City Edition jerseys last year, and they’ve done it again this year. The “Fiesta” look is always popular, and white this year makes the uniforms even more beautiful. It’s an A + for us.
Noah Magaro-George from our Spurs Pounding the Rock community taking a closer look at the details of the uniforms. San Antonio really gave it their all here.
The Bulls won with the classic ‘Chicago’ script
The Bulls go back in time with Chicago written in cursive on the front of the jerseys, which was the look of the team during Michael Jordan’s rookie year. We still approve of this. The black bull horns and red nostrils on the shorts are a nice touch, too. Everything in Chicago is improving after a good start to the year.
Hornets’ new look evokes their past
The Hornets are so much fun to watch this year with LaMelo Ball at the helm. Their City Edition look will do the team justice. Charlotte reverted to some items that were in their uniforms as an expansion team in 1988-1989. We really love these. Someone is sending me a pair of these shorts.
The Raptors have mixed the old and the new
They are just sick. Putting a dinosaur on the jersey – as Toronto had done for much of the Vince Carter era – is an automatic victory. I also like the black and gold look. Well done, Raps.
Bucks White City Edition Uniforms Are Clean
Maybe Giannis looks great in anything, but we’re fans of it. Simple, but striking. While I still have hope for the return of the purple deer jerseys, these are still really cool.
Timberwolves look great in a vintage-inspired look
Someone is calling Terrell Brandon and Latrell Sprewell, as Wolves return to the early 2000s for their new City Edition uniforms. We fully support it.
Grizzlies just got simple but effective
The details are great on these Grizzlies jerseys. Ja Morant and Co. will look great in these.
The Cavs have done it with their 2021-2022 City Edition uniforms
Love everything about these. The Cavs are cool again with Evan Mobley in the lead, and now they have an alternate uniform that suits one of the funniest rookie teams in the league.
The PacersCity Edition jerseys look great
These Pacers uniforms appear to be inspired by the ones they wore early in Reggie Miller’s career while taking a fresh take on it. It is a victory.
The Clippers should make them their official jerseys
Here’s an idea for you: Typical Clippers’ uniforms are hot rubbish. I can feel them. I would love to see the Clips adopt this color scheme in the future when they move into their new building in a few years.
Nets stars will look great in their City Edition uniforms
May be not as good as the baby blues from last year, but still pretty dope.
The Hawks’ yellow jerseys still look great
I’m still a fan of the yellow Hawks jerseys from the Josh Smith and Joe Johnson days. These are tight.
The Rockets return to their old Big 3 era
I love this Rockets look. It reminds me of the Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Charles Barkley era without that huge sticky logo in the middle of the jerseys. These are solid.
That ends the list of our favorites. Now let’s take a look at some intermediate looks.
The Kings opted for the black ‘Sactown’ jerseys
The Wizards opted for a throwback-inspired jersey
The Warriors are back in black
The Knicks‘the uniforms just look tough
Nuggets substitutes are pretty good as always
The Blazers’ Rip City look is safe but tough
The pistons turned VERY red
The Mavericks have a little hat on their jersey
The 76ers‘the look is retro and modern at the same time
Suns’ Valley jerseys are awesome, but why are they wearing them two years in a row?
OK, now let’s get to the worst of the worst.
The 7 worst NBA City Edition jerseys for 2021-2022
Are these pelican swimsuits just no different?
Jazz did it last year as well. Where is the originality?
Maybe I’m just an enemy, but these Celtics uniforms are boring.
The Lakers should stand at a higher standard than that.
So the Thunder’s running out of ideas, eh?
Why do the Heat jerseys look like a ransom note?
The Magic just needs to stop trying to make that orange look happen.
What are your favorite and least favorite City Edition jerseys this year? Let us know in the comments.