San Antonio Spurs announce 2018-19 Nike City Edition uniform design
By Dylan Carter
The San Antonio Spurs will once again pay homage to the city’s military roots with their 2018-19 Nike City Edition uniforms.
Since the NBA partnered with Nike to produce team uniforms prior to the start of last season, designers decided to create alternate jerseys based on the culture and values of each NBA city. For the second season in a row, the Spurs will celebrate San Antonio’s military presence with a camouflage themed City Edition uniform.
According to Madalyn Mendoza of mysanantonio.com, this year’s City Edition uniform will be similar to last year’s black and grey camouflage alternate. The uniforms will be unveiled on Saturday evening’s matchup against the Houston Rockets for ‘Salute Night’ at the AT&T Center.
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Active service members and veterans can receive up to 40 percent off their price of admission and a 15 percent discount on merchandise at the Spurs Fan Shop, as reported by Mendonza. The event and discounts were coordinated by the Spurs organization in cooperation with the United Services Automobile Association.
Camouflage, while timeless, has been a go-to for Spurs alternate uniforms for quite some time now. A change of pace from normal alternate uniforms would’ve nicely suited this new era of the San Antonio Spurs.
Many fans called for the revival of the classic “fiesta” theme which were most closely associated with the David Robinson era. The combination of teal, orange and fuchsia holds a sentimental value for many fans. Retro gear and apparel featuring the bright colors of the nineties can be found at most Spurs game across the country.
The team returns home for Salute Night after two nasty losses to Miami and Orlando. They’ll face a struggling Rockets team with MVP James Harden back in the lineup.
A full crowd and new threads could provide some swagger for a team trying to assert themselves in the cutthroat Southwest Division.