New NBA jerseys revealed by teams for 2022-23 season originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
NBA uniforms are like the weather. If you don’t like them right now, wait a little while and they will change.
Since Nike took over as the league’s official uniform designer in 2017, there have been massive and frequent changes to almost every set. The traditionalists have stayed mostly the same, but some of the newer teams have taken the chance to overhaul their designs completely.
As is often the case, the upcoming 2022-23 season will feature a handful of new uniforms. Some teams went through complete changes, while others just added throwback or alternate looks.
Here’s a roundup of every new uniform to be worn during the 2022-23 NBA season:
The Hawks’ only new uniform is their city edition set, which is black with peach lettering and numbering as a tribute to the state of Georgia.
The Celtics have a new city edition uniform this season, which pays tribute to the late Bill Russell. With a darker green and 11 diamonds down the side – to honor Russell’s 11 championships – the Celtics debuted this fit on opening night.
Gold accents ready for Opening Night âï¸ pic.twitter.com/AbZ43q4FIf
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 17, 2022
The Nets unveiled three new jerseys – a statement edition, a city edition and a classic edition – to complement their traditional black and white sets.
The statement edition is a black-on-black look with a white outline around the name and numbers:
2022-23 Statement Edition. Coming this fall. pic.twitter.com/QyvjmyBaPp
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) September 13, 2022
The city edition is an inverse of last year’s set, with a white base and details that honor New York.
Introducing our 2022-23 City Edition Uniform. pic.twitter.com/w2I9xRAxTR
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 10, 2022
The classic edition pays tribute to the Julius Erving era, when they were the New York Nets with the red, white and blue color scheme.
In a slightly tweaked statement look, the Hornets revealed updated purple uniforms for this season. The biggest change is the “Hornets” across the chest rather than “CHA.” They will also have an alternate court design when they wear the purple uniforms at home.
ð @hornets dropped their new Statement Edition uniform.
â¢Theyâll wear the uniform for each of their eight Saturday home games, starting Oct. 29 against Golden State. Theyâll also wear it on Sunday, April 2 at home.
â¢Youâll see the uniform seven times on the road.
— Axios Charlotte (@axioscharlotte) September 15, 2022
ð The Charlotte Hornets will also have a Statement Edition court this season, which they will use when they wear their new Statement Edition uniform.
ð¸ Hornets pic.twitter.com/xe1sTtWMNn
— Axios Charlotte (@axioscharlotte) September 15, 2022
Charlotte also has a new city edition set, which is black with gold and light blue pinstripes and “CLT” across the chest.
The Charlotte Hornetsâ City Edition jersey honors the cityâs financial history, with gold and mint accents throughout. The pinstripes are designed to look like the ridges on a coin. pic.twitter.com/aAb5po32OM
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) November 10, 2022
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 10, 2022
It’s a new era for the Cavaliers, who revealed a complete uniform rebrand before trading for star guard Donovan Mitchell in September. The team colors are unchanged, but here’s a look at the updated association (white), icon (wine) and statement (black) sets:
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— Cavs Team Shop (@CavsTeamShop) July 18, 2022
And here’s the new city edition look:
The 2022-23 City Edition Jersey pays tribute to one of Ohio's most beloved community assets, the @CleveMetroparks. ð
Order the Jersey & Collection now at https://t.co/wIkXPGbjdJ#LetEmKnow pic.twitter.com/8sNoW0xQvt
— Cavs Team Shop (@CavsTeamShop) November 10, 2022
The Mavericks revealed a new statement edition and city edition set for the 2022-23 season. The statement set is navy blue with “Mavs” across the chest in white lettering.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) October 24, 2022
The city uniform is blue with white and green accents.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 10, 2022
Denver slightly changed its “Mile High” statement set. It’s still blue, but there’s more yellow and red on the jerseys and shorts this year.
27 lookin' fresh in the statement ð¸ pic.twitter.com/lsG1LFR7Up
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) September 22, 2022
The Nuggets will also wear a new city edition set that is based on their uniforms from the 1990s.
The Nuggets 2022-23 City Edition jersey has leaked. What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/hxVgS4eNGh
— Alec Gwin (@alecgwin) October 25, 2022
While the Pistons try to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2019, they’ll do so with three new uniforms.
The classic edition is a tribute to the 1990s, when Grant Hill and Co. popularized the unique teal uniforms:
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) August 18, 2022
The statement edition set is a new black on black design with “DET” on the chest, red and blue horizontal stripes on the jersey and vertical stripes on the shorts:
EXCLUSIVE: @TheAthleticNBA got the first look at the Pistons' 2022 Statement uniform. They were inspired by a voicemail rant left by diehard Pistons fan, Cochise Hardy, in 2020.
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— James L. Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) September 7, 2022
The city edition is a totally different look for the Pistons, with a green, white and blue combination inspired by Detroit’s Big Sean:
— Pistons Uniform Tracker (@PistonsUniforms) November 10, 2022
Golden State Warriors
Every year it seems like the Warriors have a fresh alternate uniform. For 2022-23, they have new statement, city and classic sets.
The statement edition is a basic navy blue design with gold trim, words and numbers:
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) August 2, 2022
The city edition is a vastly new look, something never before seen in the NBA with a yellow flower and black base:
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 10, 2022
The classic edition is a throwback to the “Run TMC” era, and Dubs legend Chris Mullin helped unveil the look:
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) August 8, 2022
The Rockets are throwing it way back this season. They moved from San Diego to Houston in 1971, and this old school look is a tribute to the franchise’s roots in Southern California.
Greatness in every thread. pic.twitter.com/H9tpzrqwgP
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) August 31, 2022
Houston’s city edition set is a throwback to the 1990s, with a navy blue base and white pinstripes.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 10, 2022
The Pacers have a revamped city uniform with blue and black.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) November 10, 2022
For the third straight season, the Clippers will use the “Los Angeles” wordmark designed by L.A. tattoo artist Mister Cartoon. But instead of just going with black and white, they are adding a pop of color in 2022-23 with red and blue around the arms and collar.
— Clippers Uniform Tracker âµï¸ (@ClipsUniTracker) September 29, 2022
The city edition set is also black with a different “Los Angeles” wordmark:
— Clippers Uniform Tracker âµï¸ (@ClipsUniTracker) November 10, 2022
The Lakers once again tweaked their purple uniforms, getting further away from tradition by adding more black to the design.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 15, 2022
In better news, the Lakers will have a classic edition that features their 1950s roots in Minneapolis, with an appealing white, baby blue and yellow throwback uniform.
Every legacy has a beginning.
Featuring the MPLS â50s era blue and gold, the Classic Edition recreates the Lakers' first-ever home uniform in honor of our 75th season.#Lakers75 x @bibigoUSA pic.twitter.com/2vepxr3DTV
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 8, 2022
The Lakers’ white city edition jersey has purple lettering similar to the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.
— Rafal Niewiadomski (@niewiadomski51) November 10, 2022
The Grizzlies tweaked their city edition uniform, with a similar font to last year but with a black base.
The Memphis Grizzliesâ City Edition jersey is inspired by local hip hop album art and features gold accents and diamond texturing throughout. pic.twitter.com/p2zpzvfpUW
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) November 10, 2022
For the 35th anniversary of the franchise, the Heat will throw it back to their original home uniforms.
Their city edition set is an inverse of last year, with a white base and the mashup lettering.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) November 10, 2022
The Bucks are bringing back the Ray Allen era purple for their classic edition uniforms this year.
Milwaukee also has a new earned edition set, which is black with cream-colored deer antlers down the side of the jersey.
To add another color to this franchise, the Bucks have a new blue city edition uniform:
A patchwork of the community. pic.twitter.com/DYXhAgKV4S
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 10, 2022
The Wolves are implementing a gray statement edition uniform with bright green accents.
Statement Made. âï¸ pic.twitter.com/aVNfsKWJgX
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) September 15, 2022
Their new city edition set is white with a mix of colors above the “Minnesota” lettering.
vibrant. edgy. unique. collaborative. pic.twitter.com/SJSOkjQTMv
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 10, 2022
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans’ city edition set is mardi gras-inspired, with blue, green and yellow.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) November 10, 2022
New York Knicks
The Knicks have a new city uniform, which is black with orange lettering and some blue on the side.
Knicks new City Edition jerseys
How do we feel about these? pic.twitter.com/RBVj7btL8E
— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) November 10, 2022
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder will wear a dark gray city edition set this season with blue lettering and orange panels.
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 10, 2022
The Magic are bringing back the Shaq and Penny era pinstripes… with a twist. Their new statement uniforms for this season have the popular black pinstripes on the blue jersey, but the collar, arms and side panel is camo-colored dark green with stars.
jumpman jumpman jumpman them boys up to somethin pic.twitter.com/V4P6ZGROkZ
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) September 15, 2022
The Sixers added a white city edition uniform, with “City of Brotherly Love” in red letters across the chest.
Sixers new city edition jerseys. W or L? pic.twitter.com/4tzMKLlVw7
— Sixers Nation (@PHLSixersNation) September 16, 2022
There are three new uniforms for Phoenix this season – a statement edition, a city edition and a classic edition.
The black statement set has a pixelated gradient sunset with “PHX” on the chest.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) September 26, 2022
The turquoise city set is a brand new look for the Suns.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) November 10, 2022
The classic 1990s set, with a flying basketball across the chest, was once worn by legends Charles Barkley, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) August 23, 2022
Portland Trail Blazers
After signing a new extension with Portland, star guard Damian Lillard designed their newest statement edition uniform. It’s red with the iconic Blazers pinwheel on the chest.
Art Directed by our very own 6x All-Star, @Dame_Lillard, our 2022-23 Statement Edition uniform is inspired by the players' team-first mindset and is designed to make a bold statement on the hardwood.
Be one of the first to pre-order jersey at https://t.co/1s8rQMHXcU pic.twitter.com/F7ztyYDtuK
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 1, 2022
The new black city edition jersey has teal with “PDX” across the chest.
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 10, 2022
The Kings have a new gray city edition set for 2022-23.
— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) November 10, 2022
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs’ new statement uniforms keeps their traditional black, silver and white look, but adds some flair with “SATX” across the chest and a patterned side panel.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 25, 2022
They’ll also have a throwback jersey dating back to the George Gervin era.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 11, 2022
For the third straight season, the Spurs will have a fiesta-themed city set. This year, it is turquoise.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 10, 2022
The Raptors’ black and gold city edition uniforms pay tribute to Toronto’s six boroughs.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 10, 2022
The Jazz will look a lot different on the court this year – in more ways than one. This offseason, they traded stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. The franchise also changed its colors to white, black and yellow with three new primary uniforms, plus a throwback to the purple jerseys made famous by John Stockton and Karl Malone.
— Utah Jazz Team Store (@jazzteamstore) August 17, 2022
The Wizards’ new city edition set will be a pink, cherry blossom-themed set.
The Cherry Blossoms can be seen all throughout the DMV and next season, for the first time ever, theyâll be seen on the hardwood.
Introducing our 2022-23 Bloom City Edition Uniform ð¸ pic.twitter.com/L1TFIcMT77
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) March 29, 2022
Washington will also have a classic white set from that Michael Jordan and Gilbert Arenas once popularized in the early 2000s.