The Sixers unveiled two of their new Nike uniforms for the 2017-2018 season and they're very similar to last year's Adidas jerseys but some fans are seeing red.
In addition to the StubHub sponsorship patch on the jersey, there were a few other changes.
"Brotherly Love” is embroidered on the lower left hem in gold lettering which is a welcomed addition.
It was the red drop shadow to the white letters and numbers on the front of the jersey that some fans aren't in love with.
New 76ers blue jersey adds red drop shadow to letters/numbers. pic.twitter.com/fvU06VDgJv— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) August 1, 2017
New 76ers white jersey adds red drop shadow to letters/numbers. pic.twitter.com/HnBwRcWXWf— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) August 1, 2017
Surprisingly, more people seemed upset with the red drop shadow than with the addition of a sponsor to an iconic jersey.
My gut reaction is I prefer the #sixers lettering without the red shadows, but they're not butchered or anything.— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) August 1, 2017
when is drop shadow an improvement? (not here)— Ethan (@EthanGandhi) August 1, 2017
Not an improvement, imo. The blue jersey was perfection already.— My name is Moo (@aboutamoo) August 1, 2017
Sixers jerseys are flame but that red drop shadow is nauseating to my eyes if i'm being honest.— Melissa Stites (@StitesMelissa) August 1, 2017
i don't like the drop shadow....we look like rangers now— mina (@mina8634) August 1, 2017
The new Sixers uniforms aren't terrible but I thought the previous versions were perfect. Not a fan of the red drop shadow on the new ones.— Bill Oster (@bill_oster) August 1, 2017
The drop shadow is giving me flashbacks to the awful early-mid 1990s Sixers teams and now I have to go throw up.— John McNish (@john_mcnish) August 1, 2017
:whispering: I don’t love the red shadow on the Sixers jerseys.— Eric Von Bro, Dude, the Eagles won the Super Bowl (@FINK_BOMB) August 1, 2017
My 1st take on the Sixers new uniforms: the drop shadow is disorienting, and that coupled with the advertisement makes it look cheap.— Vegan Cheesesteaks™ (@PickAndPapi) August 1, 2017
I'm actually not a fan of the Sixers' 'new' uniforms. I don't like the drop shadow outline on the numbers and word mark— ⓙⓐⓦⓝ (@jawnes12) August 1, 2017
The red shadow behind the lettering is TRASH— David (@DaveMarcus__) August 1, 2017
My personal take? I don't hate the red drop shaddow but I do think I prefered the previous jersey with the all white number/lettering sans the red behind it.
If you aren't in love with either of today's looks, the team will unveil two more jerseys at a later date.
New 76ers uni has gold "Brotherly Love" script embroidery. pic.twitter.com/RzbRAGfqQx— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) August 1, 2017