Nike released the newest NBA Earned Edition jerseys Wednesday, and there are some that are definitely better than others. I have organized these sixteen new uniforms into four tiers.
Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz
Miami Heat: They say “real men wear pink.” The jersey is supposed to capture the nightlife of south beach, but these jerseys are an eyesore to look at. The design of the uniform is too simple to compete with the overly vibrant colors used.
Milwaukee Bucks: These uniforms are grossly asymmetrical and the the arrangement of the sectioned colors, team name, number, and logo looks extremely discombobulated. No offense, but it looks like something someone waited to design until the last day and then slapped this together at 11:58 to turn in before midnight.
Minnesota Timberwolves: These uniforms were designed to honor the late and great Prince, and while I love Prince as much as the next guy, I don’t think the Minnesota Timberwolves needed to involve themselves with a color scheme that ultimately has nothing to do with basketball. I love the idea, but I do not love the execution.
Utah Jazz: The Jazz are such a fun team and have a lot of promise for their franchise with Donovan Mitchell. Unfortunately, these uniforms are about as exciting as the night life in Salt Lake City. The uniforms were designed to honor past uniforms, but every other team went with, at the very least, a creative design and these look like the Jazz are still stuck in the early 2000s.