Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks unveil City Edition jerseys for this season
The NBA jersey game continues to see new heights as more and more teams reveal their City Editions uniforms for the upcoming season.
On Tuesday, the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks donned their new threads for the NBA world to see.
The Heat kept the classic Miami Vice colors but combined both on a composite jersey and shorts in what the team is calling “Vice in its final format.” The nameplate is opposite coloring to the jersey and the numbering is black with outlined mixed coloring.
“In 2017, VICE was born: a trip back through time to the Miami of 1988,” the Heat said on its website of the new look. “But now — three seasons since that first neon night — the iconic on-court identity has entered its final phase: ViceVersa. A tribute, honoring its past through the prism of our future.”
As for the Bucks, their City Edition jersey also pays tribute to the past, though, much farther back.
The uniform, which features three shades of blue that represent the three rivers that run through Milwaukee, and Lake Michigan, is inspired by the Algonquian meaning for the city’s name: Gathering place by the water.
“The phrase Gathering Place is placed on the jersey, symbolizing both Milwaukee’s beginning and the organization’s role in bringing people together,” the Bucks said in their reveal.
Adding to the water theme, the numbering on the jerseys is treated in a special coating that gives off an effect that the numbers are wet under the lights.
The shorts feature the Bucks’ tertiary logo on the waistband and the sides. The word “Milwaukee” is opposite the logo.