The Charlotte Hornets released a new “Buzz City” City Edition uniform they will wear in the 2020-2021 NBA season.
The uniform, which celebrates Charlotte’s history as home of the first United States Branch Mint and the Carolina Gold Rush of the early 1800s, is mint with gold and granite accents.
Granite is the state rock of North Carolina.
“Buzz City” and the numbers appear in granite with gold outlines, while the name on the back is also in granite.
Devonte Graham’s reaction to the uniforms:
“The City Edition uniform is designed to celebrate an aspect of local pride, and we are pleased to pay homage to Charlotte’s reputation as a beacon of hope dating back more than two centuries,” said Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “From the Carolina Gold Rush, to the opening of the first U.S. Branch Mint, and on to today as the country’s second largest banking center, our city has a long history of influence and being at the forefront of greatness. We are proud to acknowledge this legacy with a uniform that is as unique as our community and remains in line with our ethos of being vibrant and trendsetting.”
The jerseys go on sale on Dec. 3.