The Philadelphia 76ers have debuted their new City Edition uniforms for the 2020-2021 NBA season.
The team will bring back black jerseys that pay homage to the Allen Iverson era, as 2021 will be the 20-year anniversary of the last time the 76ers reached the NBA Finals.
Here is a look at the new jerseys with an alternate court design to match:
Iverson recently tweeted “Be on the lookout next week!!!”, so we now know this is what he was referring to.
Ben Simmons and Iverson were both involved in bringing back the black jersey.
“I took it upon myself to bring back the black jersey,” Simmons told ESPN over email. “It was really cool to be a part of that, and definitely something I’d do again. This was eye-opening, seeing how long the process really is.”
“I love ’em,” Iverson said. “It’s almost bittersweet. You look at them and you imagine yourself playing in them — adding the headband, the wristband, the sleeve, trying to put your flavor on them.”
Per a 76ers press release regarding the new jerseys:
“In continuing to spotlight the team’s connection to the rich history of Philadelphia, the uniform showcases Boathouse Row, an iconic U.S. Historic National Landmark that runs along the Schuylkill River, just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With black as the uniform’s primary color, the design is inspired by the one-of-a-kind Philadelphia view Boathouse Row provides at night. In the wake of the country’s bicentennial, each boathouse was lined with lights in the late 1970s, which reflect each evening on the river, creating the visual mimicked on the uniform.”
A video introducing the jerseys, narrated by Iverson himself: