On Thursday, the Swoosh brand revealed its 4th jersey category, which comes after the Association, Icon and Statement Editions. According to a release, "These designs honor the fans—those who, 41 times a year, take pilgrimage at their local arena, and whose passions help define each respective team's identity."
Each design fittingly honored their respective neighboorhoods; that doesn't mean they all satisfied the aesthetic side. FHM picks the good, the bad, and the ugly among the fresh bunch, including our honest opinion for each one.
BEST OF THE BEST
"The Chinese characters for prosperity are proudly placed on the belt buckle while the chest logo combines the Golden Gate Bridge and classic Chinese symbolism."
FHM says: Not exactly for the Chinese New Year, but the dragon backdrop is pretty sick.
"The Los Angeles Lakers' City Edition uniforms will pay tribute to franchise legends."
FHM says: Proof that anything goes well with those Black Mamba scales.
"Inspired by the Kings 1985 baby blue uniforms, the new City Edition design blends our storied past with our bright future."
FHM says: This is how you do blue.
"The Bucks City Edition uniform draws its base color Milwaukee's famous Cream City bricks."
FHM says: We always knew that cream would look nice on an NBA uniform.
New York Knicks
The Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors has yet to unveil theirs, but some have already been leaked.
FHM says: The navy scheme complements the fireman detailing and tribute well. Kudos!
"The Cavaliers City Edition uniform symbolizes protection of The Land through reference to a city landmark—the giant 'Guardians of Transportation' sculptures that stand guard over Cleveland's Hope Memorial Bridge."
FHM says: Too stiff, bros. Too stiff.
"The uniform is inspired by the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike 'I Am A Man' slogans and reflects on the events, circumstance and losses surrounding the movement, including the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
FHM says: Come on, you can do better than a practice jersey!
Flint Tropics err, Los Angeles Clippers
"Commemorating the 40th season since the team moved to California, the LA Clippers City Edition uniform celebrates the team’s history in San Diego with colors and nautical details inspired by the era."
FHM says: Looks like something Jackie Moon would wear. Oh...
"With a graphic wiring pattern inspired by the bridge's steel cables, and the mantra ('Brooklyn Unite') written above the jock tag, the Nets' City Edition uniform celebrates the bridge the team has built with its fans and its neighbors."
FHM says: Wait, what just happened?
"The edges of light bordering our universe reveal a vastness greater than our imagination."
FHM says: Is this supposed to be a sleeveless hipster galaxy tee?