The Portland Trail Blazers more-than-50-year history runs deep. From its 1977 NBA championship, to a pair of Finals appearances in the early ‘90s to the heart-stopping playoff daggers of the past decade, the Blazers have enjoyed success.
In honor of the NBA’s 75th season, the 2021-22 City Edition Blazers jerseys are a tribute to the Rip City’s best moments:
- The players’ names on the back of the jerseys are written in the same style as the 1977 versions — when Bill Walton led the Blazers to an NBA title. “Rip City” is appropriately placed across the front, and the typography pays homage to the Clyde Drexler-led ’90s squads, who reached multiple NBA Finals during one of the league’s toughest eras.
- The edgy, eye-popping script and number across the front honors the dominant 2000s teams, and represents the way those squads played on the court — with style and grit. Along the sides, the team’s iconic phrase “Blazermania” fittingly sits above a plaid bracket, paying tribute to a Blazers’ fan base that has always been loyal.
- The shorts blend eras and illustrate how much the franchise has evolved through the decades. The Portland script on the waistband takes you back to the Blazers’ infant years in the early ’70s, while the team’s current logo is stitched on the leg.
These uniforms serve as a time capsule of the Rip City’s decorated history.