New Uniforms: 2020-21
Keep track of every new uniform for the 2020-21 NBA season
See all of the latest designs from around the NBA.
NBA teams across the league have unveiled new uniforms for the 2020-21 season.
One new addition for every franchise is Jordan Brand’s Jumpman logo, which will be featured on Statement Edition uniforms.
More teams are expected to release new designs throughout the offseason, and this page will be updated as each one is announced.
The Hawks revealed uniforms that are inspired by the franchise’s signature colors and marks synonymous with the team and its history in the city of Atlanta.
Atlanta also announced an unprecedented partnership with the estate of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Nike with the release of its 2020–21 MLK Nike City Edition uniform.
The Boston Celtics are perhaps the most storied team in the NBA thanks to their 17 NBA titles, countless Hall of Fame players and the legendary NBA moments they have been a part of.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 20, 2020
It is fitting, then, that the City Edition uniform for the Celtics in 2020-21 takes a sizable page from that history in its look. The Celtics unveiled their new uniforms on Friday, which are very similar to the NBA championship banners that hang above TD Garden.
The Nets unveiled their Classic Edition uniform, which honors a fan-favorite “tie-dye” design worn during the 1990-91 season.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 14, 2020
The team also announced a new Classic Edition Court for next season.
Couldn't bring back the unis if we didn't bring back the court.
📸 Rolling out the 2020-21 Classic Edition Court 📸 pic.twitter.com/U5UqjgvVxh
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 2, 2020
The Hornets unveiled new Association and Icon Edition uniforms, which feature double pinstripes on the jersey, reminiscent of the second iteration of uniforms donned by the original Charlotte Hornets from 1997-2002.
The Hornets also introduced on Nov. 11 a unveiled to be worn during the 2020-21 NBA season, in association with Official Jersey Patch Partner LendingTree. The uniform, which celebrates Charlotte’s history as home of the first U.S. Branch Mint and the Carolina Gold Rush of the early 1800s, is mint with gold and granite accents. Granite is the state rock of North Carolina.
In addition to the jerseys, the Hornets unveiled their City Edition court for the upcoming season.
The Chicago Bulls unveiled their new City Edition uniforms, with the design honoring Chicago in many different ways. The jersey pays homage to Daniel Burnham, the city planner who designed the city after the great Chicago fire.
It’s all in the details 🔥 pic.twitter.com/nULf1sEDEe
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 13, 2020
The Nuggets revealed their latest City Edition uniforms, and it brings a different flavor.
Instead of black, which was worn last season, the jersey features a “flatirons red” color.
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 19, 2020
The Mavericks’ next step with Luka Doncic leading the way will be highlighted by a uniform with no blue, green, or any color between.
Instead, Dallas’ new City Edition uniforms boast a white base with dark characters and gold trim. The overall coloring and wings on the shorts are, per the Mavs’ press release, “a nod to one of the most iconic and powerful symbols of the City of Dallas, the legend of the Pegasus.” The new look’s reveal was modeled by Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis, another key talent in the Mavs’ turnaround.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 24, 2020
Dallas is coming off its first postseason appearance without franchise legend Dirk Nowitzki since 1990. The 21-year-old Doncic is the new face of Mavericks basketball after winning 2018-19 NBA Kia Rookie of the Year honors and being named All-NBA First Team last season.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) November 24, 2020
Detroit has a long history with the automotive industry and the Pistons’ new City Edition uniforms for 2020-21 are trying to reflect that bond.
The Pistons unveiled their new-look uniforms on Friday, which will be worn at select home games this upcoming season. Per the team, the uniform draws from symbols of the region, with a circular read of “Motor City Detroit, Michigan” across the chest that is “reminiscent of vintage auto emblems, bold highway-like striping with a carbon fiber texture, gears surrounding the Pistons logo and an M1 icon representing Woodward Avenue.”
Our city. Motor City. pic.twitter.com/pSkKQQ26KB
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) November 20, 2020
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors revealed their Nike City Edition design, which honors the city of Oakland, where the Warriors played for 47 seasons.
Oakland is and will always be a part of our team’s identity.
“Oakland Forever," presented by @Rakuten, is a nod to the We Believe era and its turning point in Oakland’s basketball history.
To honor the Town, we partnered with Nike to put a spin on these classic uniforms. pic.twitter.com/d7nUAJLbzM
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 2, 2020
The Indiana Pacers have a refreshed City Edition uniform look for the 2020-21 season that pays tribute to a significant part of the team’s history.
The new Nike VaporKit uniform features pinstripes on a Pacers uniform for the first time since 2013. Indiana originally debuted a pinstriped uniform in the 1997-98 season which came in blue, white and gold. The team wore the uniforms in the 2000 NBA Finals and through the 2005-06 season. The Pacers wore a pinstriped alternate jersey during the 2012-13 season, as well.
These are more than pinstripes. They are a symbol of who we are and what we represent.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) December 1, 2020
In the coming season, the LA Clippers will have a City Edition uniform that looks much like their versions from 2019-20. However, some subtle changes to them — both on and off the court — make them worthy of a second look.
Just like last season, the Clippers have partnered with globally renowned artist, Mister Cartoon, on their look. New to the mix this season is LA-based graffiti artist Royyal Dog, who has been tapped to “celebrate the authentic spirit of L.A. street culture” with Mister Cartoon for the team’s City Edition uniform and merchandise line.
This season’s City Edition keeps the popular ‘Los Angeles’ wordmark from last season, but changes the primary color of the uniform from white to black.
Running it back in black. pic.twitter.com/tFDhLH82i1
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) December 1, 2020
Memphis has a rich history of soul and music that has long shaped the city. In the 2020-21 season, the Memphis Grizzlies are trying to capture some of the essence of that with their City Edition uniforms.
The Grizzlies’ new look pays homage to both Stax Records — one of soul music’s great record labels — as well as Memphis singer/songwriter Issac Hayes.
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) November 24, 2020
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The team unveiled their throwback design, which honors the uniforms worn by the franchise during the 2001-02 season. The black uniforms feature a combination of red, turquoise and white around the jersey and shorts, with “Memphis” displayed across the chest.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) November 11, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks have long been known for their green-and-red uniforms. In the 2020-21 season, the Bucks are staying true to the roots of the city with a look that is decidedly different for Milwaukee.
The team revealed all-blue uniforms, a first for the franchise, in what it says pay homage to the meaning of Milwaukee: the gathering place by the water. Per the team, this is the first Bucks uniform to feature Great Lakes Blue, which was incorporated into the team’s color palette in 2015. Additionally, the phrase “Gathering Place” is on the jersey’s lower left corner to symbolize both Milwaukee’s beginning and the organization’s role in bringing people together. Per the team, the uniform features three shades of blue that represent the three rivers that run through Milwaukee as well as the “depths of Lake Michigan.”
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 1, 2020
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled their latest City Edition uniforms, and the design is inspired by the city’s municipal flags. “The color scheme and design dates back to 1918 when the official flag was adopted by the City of New Orleans,” the team said in a statement.
Passionate. Resilient. Unparalleled.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) November 13, 2020
It's all in the details 🔍 pic.twitter.com/AS3C4yzqCU
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) November 13, 2020
Oklahoma City Thunder
For the first time in Oklahoma City Thunder history, one of the team’s uniforms will pay tribute to the state itself.
The Thunder’s new City Edition uniforms were unveiled and they feature the word “OKLAHOMA” embroidered across the chest of the jersey in a uniform that has design ideals that “lean into innovation, unity and state pride.”
Pride and passion for our state.
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 16, 2020
The Orlando Magic are tapping into their pinstripe roots in the release of their City Edition uniforms for the 2020-21 season, the team announced on Nov. 10. The new City Edition uniforms are white as a primary color but feature both orange pinstripes and the word “ORL” in orange along with the teams star logo.
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) November 10, 2020
The Phoenix Suns will wear “The Valley” across their chests during the 2020-21 season. The team unveiled their Nike City Edition uniform, which celebrates the Arizona region.
We support The Valley.
We play for The Valley.
Now, we are reppin’ 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) November 12, 2020
Philadelphia’s connection with the city’s rich history continues with its new City Edition uniform for the 2020-21 season.
The team announced Tuesday that the new uniforms will have a black primary color, which is the first such colored uniform for the team since the 2008-09 season. It will also tie in red, white and blue along the edges of the uniform’s top and on the waistband of the shorts. The word “Philadelphia” is printed in white with a blue drop shadow on the front of the uniform.
2020-21 City Edition
𝘽𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 10, 2020
Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers unveiled their Nike City Edition design, which pays homage to the team’s home state of Oregon.
Our 2020-21 uniform celebrates the unique beauty of Oregon’s landscape as well as acknowledging & honoring the tribal nations throughout what is now considered Oregon who have called this land their home from the beginning.
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 29, 2020
The Kings‘ refreshed uniform features design elements from four previous Kings uniforms — the 1985 Baby Blue Road Uniform, 1994 Checker Alternate Uniform, 2000 Black Road Uniform and the recent 2019 Red Sactown City Edition Uniform.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) November 9, 2020
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have unveiled their 2020-21 City Edition uniforms, which features a Fiesta-themed look reminiscent of the team’s warmup gear from the 1990s. It’s one of the most anticipated jersey releases.
Old School. New Style. Authentic Heritage.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 13, 2020
FIESTA FIESTA 😳😤🔥👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/rYfRG3Ljpc
— Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) November 13, 2020
The Raptors are looking to their past a bit as they prepare their uniform looks for the 2020-21 season. The team unveiled three of the five uniforms, all of which take some elements from the history of the franchise in their design.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 15, 2020
The Jazz unveiled an updated City Edition look for 2020-21, which takes the team’s iconic colorway and flips it to have black as the primary color. The Jazz call it #DarkMode.
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) November 23, 2020