Seven NBA Teams To Wear Classic Uniforms Next Season

Written By:  •  Thursday, March 29, 2018

The NBA will see seven teams adding throwback (or “classic”) uniforms to their set for the 2018-19 season.

As we have seen this season, each team in the NBA has a set of four uniforms to choose from with a select few getting a fifth “Classic uniform” option. Through a reliable contact of mine with close knowledge of the situation, I have obtained the list of the seven teams to be included next year as well as the main colours for each uniform design.

Unfortunately, I am unable to completely confirm each team’s exact throwback uniform, but we can at least narrow down the possibilities, especially in some cases using process-of-elimination.

Without further ado, the list:

Atlanta Hawks – Sky Blue
Charlotte Hornets – White
Golden State Warriors – Athletic Gold
Indiana Pacers – Deep Red
Minnesota Timberwolves – Black
Orlando Magic – Royal Blue
Utah Jazz – Purple

Taking into account those teams and main uniform colors, I’ve created a series of mockups representing the uniform designs (using the Nike Vapor template) that we could be seeing those seven teams wear next season:

really hope my mockup is wrong on this Pacers uniform. Let’s all hope they put a different design on the deep red base and don’t just recycle the Hickory road uniform. I didn’t want to speculate on what different wordmark they could use, so I just mocked up the previous design. Fingers crossed that it’s something different, everyone!

I must say that this could possibly be an incomplete list, because I remember reading somewhere that there would be eight teams to wear Classic uniforms next season, but maybe Nike has changed course in that regard. I can only confirm that the seven teams above will certainly have a Classic uniform. I can’t definitively speak about the other 23 teams. I also should state that my uniform mockups are of course speculative work that I have personally created using gathered information, and these are in no way official photos (or even created from seeing official photos, because I have not seen anything). Take these as you may.



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Conrad Burry is a professional graphic designer who has an intense voracity for both sports and graphic design. He religiously follows basketball and soccer and is locked in to the design aspects of both. You can learn more about him on his website and follow him on twitter @conradburry for more news, opinions, resources and concepts.