The Philadelphia 76ers officially release Brotherly Love City Edition Jerseys
After a long wait, dating back to the initial leaks in February, the Philadelphia 76ers have officially released the Brotherly Love City Edition jerseys for the 2022-23 season.
76ers City Edition Video Release
“For the city where a game became heritage.”
Originally tweeted by Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) on November 10, 2022.
Listen, I understand that these jersey’s look pretty boring overall and all the font squeezed onto the front makes it look completely congested but hear me out for a minute. When you pair the complete uniform with the Brotherly Love court inside a jam-packed Wells Fargo Center, where the 76ers will almost certainly make sure everyone is wearing white t-shirts on that night (hint hint), then I am a firm believer that these uniforms will look a lot better than they do as standalone pictures of players wearing them.
Here’s the full press release:
PHILADELPHIA – NOV. 10, 2022 – The Philadelphia 76ers unveiled today its 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition uniform, presented in partnership with Official Jersey Patch Partner, Crypto.com. The uniform, inspired by the Greek translation of Philadelphia – City of Brotherly Love – represents the rich history of basketball in the city. It marks the first time in team history that City of Brotherly Love lives across the chest of the jersey.
“There is so much history to be celebrated in our city, including the impact Philadelphia’s players, coaches and teams have had on the origin and evolution of the game of basketball,” said Philadelphia 76ers Executive Advisor Sonny Hill, who is also a basketball historian within the city. “The legends of basketball here laid the foundation for the modern game we’ve all come to love and cherish – not just the physical aspect of the game, but the knowledge, history, context, and the great traditions. These uniforms represent the past, the present and the future of the game in our City of Brotherly Love.”
In addition to having City of Brotherly Love across the chest, the uniform features a timeless base-white color with minimalistic details and trim designed to match the raw and retro look celebrated in the past across all leagues and levels of play. The look is completed by the recognizable Circle of Stars logo on the waistband and a bicentennial inspired “76” on the shorts.
The new uniform follows last season’s incredibly successful City Edition uniform, which paid tribute to the team’s former home, the Spectrum, and the many great basketball moments that occurred at the legendary South Philadelphia arena.
2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition merchandise will be available for purchase starting Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10:00 a.m. ET on SixersShop.com and Saturday, Nov. 12 at the official team store when the 76ers host the Atlanta Hawks at The Center. Visit sixers.com/city for more information.
The 76ers will debut the City Edition uniform and themed court on Sunday, Nov. 13, when they host the Utah Jazz at Penn Medicine Court at The Center. Additionally, the team’s promotional schedule features eight “Spirit of 76” nights, presented by Crypto.com. The 76ers will wear their Nike NBA City Edition uniforms for each Spirit of 76 game, played on the City Edition court.
There will also be themed giveaways and promotions including a sweepstakes for an autographed Joel Embiid City Edition jersey, courtesy of Crypto.com.