What the 76ers 2021/2022 City Uniforms will look like
After reporting the possibility of the design a few days ago, the Philadelphia 76ers have revealed the design for their City Uniform for the 2021/2022 season. During a video where new the 76ers announced their new uniform sponsor, Crypto.com, the team also revealed the basis for their latest jersey.
The 2021/2022 City jerseys are being coined the “Heritage Edition” with every team in the NBA wearing uniforms that are combinations of designs throughout their history for the league’s 75th anniversary. During the announcement of the Crypto deal, the team announced the uniform will launch in November and said it will “commemorate an iconic time in 76ers history.”
During the video, the team showcases the Phila from the late 60s uniforms, the 1980s design, and the word mark of the uniforms worn from 1971 through 1976. I’ve heard from sources around the league that this wordmark was going to appear and the clip seems to confirm that rumor.
The NFT design showed the 70s logo in three different colors, red, blue, and white. The primary color in the trailer was navy so it’s likely the big red letting will be the one featured on the navy uniform. The 1967 and 80s uniforms are very bland, so it’ll be interesting to see what they use from these jerseys.
Based on what is being shown, I have rendered a rough draft of the uniform. I do not know how to use photoshop and have no idea how people make those fantastic-looking templates, so my best tool was NBA 2k21 and am aware of how it looks like a 5th grader created it.
76ers 2021/2022 City Uniform Render:
One thing I will say is likely different is the coloring of the Sixers wording. It was shown as more of a lighter red in the teasers but couldn’t get the color down accurately. The numbering is from the 1980s uniform, while the stripes on the sleeves, collar and side of shorts (not pictured) are taken from the team’s 1967 uniforms.
I’m hoping they find creative ways to implement the 60s and 80s designs, as they are some of the blandest uniforms in 76ers’ history. The 1970s wording is something I have wanted to return for several years, and if it’s used, the uniform will look incredible no matter what.
The uniforms have always leaked in stores before the official release, so we will likely get a look at the actual jersey before November’s announcement. But based on how the announcement was handled, it doesn’t seem that any design from the AI era uniforms is being used this season.
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