The Los Angeles Clippers (or “LA Clippers,” as they prefer to be called) are the last NBA team to see their Uniform City Edition for the 2021-22 season leaked a bit early.
It’s a combination of two distinct eras of Clippers basketball, recognizing the team’s history in San Diego while also bringing in an old jersey wordmark long used by the Southern California franchise.
In the photo above, courtesy of Twitter user @JoeyLinn_, we see the sky blue and burnt orange of the San Diego Clippers forming the basis of the team’s new City Edition look, on the chest is the “Clippers” scripted wordmark which appeared on various team jerseys and with slight adjustments between the 1987/88 and 2014/15 seasons. The number font is a mystery to me, I can’t place it, please let me know in the comments if you can figure out what I’m missing there. (Guess it’s supposed to be the San Diego Clippers font but it’s not an exact match to the font they used, as far as I know)
Unfortunately, there does not appear to be any recognition of the team’s true origins. in Buffalo where they played the Braves from 1970-78.
The original Tweet from @JoeyLinn_, in addition to showing the back of the jerseys, also expresses a lack of confidence in their authenticity. SportsLogos.Net can allay these concerns and confirm that this is the Clippers “City Edition” jersey for the 2021-22 season.
This leak follows Dallas Mavericks City Edition uniform that had leaked earlier this week.