The Milwaukee Bucks will look back to the past for two of the five uniforms they’ll wear during the 2022-23 NBA season.
First, announced earlier this off-season, the Bucks will be wearing a new black “Statement Edition” uniform based on the design of their very popular green “Earned” set worn during their 2020-21 championship campaign.
The design features “BUCKS” across the chest in cream on the all-black base, blue and cream trim around the neck and each arm, and the team motto of “FEAR THE DEER” placed down at the jock tag. The most distinct feature of the new Statement uniform is the two sizeable cream-coloured buck horns up either side of the jersey and the shorts.
As this is classified as a Statement jersey, the Bucks will be required to keep this uniform in their rotation for -at least- the next three seasons.
Next up, the Bucks will be one of several teams wearing a “Classic Edition” throwback uniform this season.
Milwaukee is throwing back to the late 1990s for their retro set — the purple, silver, and green uniform, worn initially during the era of Glenn Robinson, Ray Allen, and Sam Cassell from 1993 to 2006.
The jersey is purple with green/white/green striping around the neck and arms, “BUCKS” is white across the chest with green and white trim, and the player number is below in the same style. Shorts are purple with green striping and the primary logo of the era; the waistband is again green/white/green.
Classic Edition uniforms are only worn for one season and can only be done during an anniversary divisible by five. The 2022-23 season will be the Bucks’ 55th in the NBA since their expansion season in 1968-69.