Ranking the 10 best NBA City Edition uniforms


All 30 NBA teams unveiled their 2021-22 City Edition uniforms on Monday.

In honor of the league's 75th anniversary season, each team's City Edition uniforms represent "the ultimate basketball moments mixtape – a compilation of the franchise’s greatest hits through the years."

Some are boring (looking at you, Thunder) and others are ugly (hello, Heat). But there are also several sweet-looking sets.

Here’s a ranking of the 10 best City Edition uniforms:

10. Minnesota Timberwolves

The only bad thing to say about these is that they aren’t the Prince-inspired uniforms from a few years ago. Love the trees on the jersey and shorts.


9. Washington Wizards

It's not easy to pull off stripes, but the Wizards do just that with a retro-style throwback to the golden eras of the Bullets. The gold trim is a nice touch as well, though we all want to see them bring back the all-gold jerseys at some point.

8. Memphis Grizzlies

Have the Grizzlies ever sported bad uniforms? From the logo on the shorts to the subtle bear claw marks on the "Memphis" lettering and the "MEM" pattern, these are a slam dunk.

7. Phoenix Suns

The Suns knocked it out of the park with their City Edition unis last season. Running it back wasn't a bad choice.

6. Houston Rockets

Something like this should be the Rockets’ permanent uniform set. Or at least just bring back the pinstripes.

5. Toronto Raptors

What do you get when you combine OVO’s black and gold colors with one of the NBA’s best vintage logos? Awesome City Edition uniforms.

4. Brooklyn Nets

The uniforms and court are going to make it feel like the Nets are back in East Rutherford, N.J. All that will be missing is Sly Fox. In all seriousness, the Nets did a fantastic job blending together their Long Island and New Jersey roots, while also adding a touch of Brooklyn.

3. Philadelphia 76ers

Non-Sixers fans might have been confused by the different-colored blocks on the side of the jersey. But the nod to the Spectrum was a great idea and executed to perfection.

2. Atlanta Hawks

You don’t typically see the combination of a team’s city/name and logo on the front of a jersey. But, like the Raptors, the Hawks were able to pull it off with a great throwback logo.


1. Charlotte Hornets

It’s only right that the NBA’s most fun team to watch has the best City Edition unis. Yes, there’s a ton going here, but the colors and hive pattern are so good. Can’t wait for the first LaMelo Ball-to-Miles Bridges alley-oop in these.