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The good, the bad and the ugly of Nike’s new NBA City jerseys

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Some of these are great. Others ... not so much.

Nike released its “City Edition” jerseys for the 2017-18 NBA season and a lot of them are absolutely incredible. They invoke the feeling of the place they represent, and offer a bold new approach to the team. Some of the jerseys, well — they’re not great. Sorry in advance to Rockets, Heat, Raptors and Knicks fans — Nike has said these jerseys will be released at a future date.

God tier

Sixers

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There can only be one, and the Sixers’ jersey is absolutely incredible. It’s clean, classic, and looks like parchment. It’s perfection.

Fire tier

Bulls

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Sure, it looks a little bit too much like the Clippers’ colorway, but this is still very slick. Good uniform.

Cavaliers

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Hornets

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The “B” and “Y” have little stingers on them and the side design is hornet wings. Would wear.

Warriors

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Lakers

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It’s easy to overlook this one — until you zoom in. They made it snakeskin design to honor Kobe Bryant it’s worthy of a high tier.

Pelicans

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Pistons

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Wolves

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These are simple, sure — but they didn’t need to be fancy.

Blazers

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Kings

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Jazz

Not everyone can pull this off, but the sunset motif screams Utah more than their normal jerseys do.

Fine tier

Wizards

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It’s nice, just a little too wordy.

Clippers

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Suns

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Thunder

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Love the cloud imagery. Dig the stripes. Don’t like the font.

Bucks

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Grizzlies

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Nuggets

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Hawks

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Mavericks

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These are really close to trash tier. They still might be trash tier. Not sure. I don’t like them, but I don’t have a violent reaction to them either.

Pacers

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Trash tier

Spurs

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Remember the Alamo. Forget these.

Magic

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The proud Orlando tradition of being in space.

Nets

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Kristian Winfield is making a strong argument for these to be pushed up because the jersey resembles the Brooklyn Bridge, and while that’s cool — it just looks too much like the Nets normal jersey. Not feeling it.

Celtics

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The parquet is neat. That’s it. Outside of that this jersey is the equivalent of sweatpants.


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