Hoops heads have been eager to feast their eyes upon the city edition jersey of their favorite franchise a little early ever since Nike took over as the official apparel partner of the NBA. And what else is everyone supposed to look forward to when the offseason news cycle slows down to a crawl following the draft and free agency during the final months of the summer that lead up to training camp and the preseason?
The San Antonio Spurs started their city edition lineage with a somewhat uninspiring white and gray camouflage design. While it celebrated the illustrious military history of the 2-1-0, fans could hardly contain their exhilaration when fiesta-inspired threads burst onto the scene in 2020. But with the team announcing the end of their beloved trilogy of teal, orange, and pink uniforms, what can we expect to see next season?
The answer to that question arrived Tuesday night after multiple photos of a brand-new court and jersey leaked on social media. Based on the logo in the center of the floor in these recent pictures, it seems as though the Spurs are using their latest city edition collection to honor the 55th anniversary of San Antonio hosting the 1968 HemisFair with a vibrant throwback color palette of seafoam green, orange, peach, and brown.
Though the Spurs waited until mid-November to formally announce their city edition jerseys and corresponding court, warmups, and merchandise last season, fans can rejoice in knowing they got a sneak peek at what the ball club has in store for them this year. The Silver and Black will always have their classic monochromatic attire in rotation, but it is refreshing when San Antonio mixes things up with striking shades and unique hues.
Can you imagine how sleek Victor Wembanyama, Jeremy Sochan, and Keldon Johnson will look rocking these threads at sold-out Frost Bank Center?