The Bulls' Statement Edition uniforms already call back to the franchise's championship pedigree. Inky black with red numbering and thin white pinstripes, they mirror the team's alternate threads from the dynasty years.
Now, they'll be incorporating an even more overt homage to Michael Jordan's imprint on Bulls history. After Nike announced that all 30 NBA teams' Statement uniforms will brandish Jordan Brand's Jumpman logo on the right lapel of the jersey and left leg of the short starting with the 2020-21 season (available for purchase in October 2020), the Bulls unveiled a sneak peek at their new jerseys:
It’s only right. pic.twitter.com/aA5B41Ldxk— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 21, 2020
And whose uni better than Zach LaVine's to debut the new look? LaVine, after all, just capped a season in which he averaged the most points per game (25.5) by a Bull since Jordan's averaged 28.7 in 1997-98. In that last dance season, Jordan brought home his 10th career scoring title, and eventually the Bulls' sixth championship.
The Bulls hosted five Statement Edition nights at the United Center during the 2019-20 season before the COVID-19 pandemic halted play on March 11, but lost all of them. Hopefully, this new accessory brings with it a bit of better fortune.