Every season, NBA teams release a new version of what is known as their City Edition jerseys, which are one of four sets of jerseys a team may wear during games.
It is seen by some as nothing more than a cash grab for teams, the league, and jersey manufacturers.
Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma criticized jersey manufacturer Nike for, in his mind, “ruining the nostalgia of jerseys.”
Nike is ruining the nostalgia of jerseys, every year it’s a new jersey and what gets lost is brand identity. https://t.co/oVq40s3a5t
— kuz (@kylekuzma) October 16, 2023
Years ago, teams only had two set of uniforms they would wear: one for home games and one for road games.
But eventually a third uniform, known as an alternate, was added, which allowed teams to get creative.
Usually it simply meant a different color scheme or perhaps a minor alteration to the design of the original uniform.
A few years ago, City Edition jerseys were added, and they allowed teams to wear uniforms that were considerably different than the ones they normally don while coming out with a brand new design each season.
Many fans seem to like this change, but some prefer that teams go back to wearing just home and away uniforms as they used to.
Kuzma is now the centerpiece of the Wizards after they traded Rui Hachimura, Kristaps Porzingis, and Bradley Beal in recent months, and he’s coming off arguably his best season.
Last year, he averaged a career-high 21.2 points and 3.7 assists as well as 7.2 rebounds a game for the rebuilding Wizards, and his scoring numbers may go a little higher this summer, if for no other reason than out of necessity.NEXT: Kyle Kuzma Shows Support To 1 Wizards Teammate