Nike uncovers the NBA City Edition jerseys as we take an in-depth look at the impressive Washington Wizards uniform design.
The Washington Wizards represent the most powerful city in the world known as the District of Columbia, the Nation’s Capital, which is the motive behind Nike’s design of the Wizards City Edition jersey.
In June 2015, the NBA and Nike agreed on an eight-year global merchandising and marketing partnership. As a result, Nike officially became the exclusive jersey provider of the NBA, WNBA and NBA D-League.
Most noteworthy, the two sides crafted four Edition jerseys to show the rich heritage of the league and its legendary franchises. The first two Edition jerseys, the Association and Icon Edition uniforms, was revealed last summer, followed by the Statement Edition and most recently, the City Edition jersey.
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If you haven’t noticed yet, teams ditched their usual “Home“ and ”Road“ jersey specifications. Instead, each NBA home teams now choose which jersey they desire to wear and the away opponents select a different jersey in their collection.
Despite little to no change in the Washington Wizards Edition jerseys, with the exception of the City Edition uniform, here’s the motivation behind each design from the NBA and Nike.
Washington Wizards Association Edition Jersey
A few weeks before the Washington Wizards schedule began, the NBA and Nike teamed up to unveil the Association Edition uniforms, which replaces the Wizards home uniform.
The Association Edition uniform pays respect to the NBA, an exclusive basketball organization that individuals work their whole lives to reach.
The Wizards will wear the Association Edition jersey for the following home games:
- Jan. 10 vs. Utah Jazz
- March 3 vs. Indiana Pacers
- March 6 vs. Miami Heat
- March 13 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Nike NBA Washington Wizards Icon Edition Jersey
The NBA Icon Edition, which Nike unveiled along with the Association Edition jersey uniform, replaces the Wizards traditional “Road” jersey.
The NBA Icon Edition signifies the culture and iconic leaders of each NBA franchise. In addition, the Icon Edition (formerly NBA road jersey) flashes each team’s primary colors. For the Wizards, the Icon Edition uniform displays the primary red color in both the jersey and shorts.
The Wizards will wear the Icon Edition jersey for the following home games:
- Jan. 12 vs. Orlando Magic
- Jan. 15 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
- Feb. 23 vs. Charlotte Hornets
- March 17 vs. Indiana Pacers
- March 23 vs. Denver Nuggets
- March 25 vs. New York Knicks
- March 31 vs. Charlotte Hornets
Nike NBA Washington Wizards Statement Edition Jersey
A few weeks before the opening of the 2017-18 season, Nike revealed their NBA Statement Edition uniforms, a.k.a. team’s new alternates during an event in Los Angeles. A player from each team represented their squad in L.A. as Bradley Beal unveiled the Wizards Statement Edition uniform.
The Statment Edition jersey colors set the tone for prominent matchups or rivalries and the current mindset of each NBA roster. Therefore, NBA players can make a statement without making a sound. Lastly, Nike NBA Statement Edition uniforms showcase team’s fighter mentality with deep, compelling color notes.
The Washington Wizards Statement Edition jersey went on sale Nov. 20.
The Wizards will wear the Statement Edition jersey for the following home games:
- Jan. 13 vs. Brooklyn Nets
- Feb. 1 vs. Toronto Raptors
- Feb. 25 vs. Philadelphia 76ers
- April 10 vs. Boston Celtics
Nike’s NBA Washington Wizards City Edition Jersey
The Washington Wizards represent the most powerful city in the world known as the District of Columbia, which is the motive behind Nike’s latest uniform design of the Wizards City Edition jersey.
Nike’s fourth installment, the City Edition, comes after the league unveiled the Association, Icon and Statement Editions earlier this season.
The inspiration behind the Wizards City Edition jersey comes from each team’s respective city and community. The Wizards District of Columbia jerseys highlight the marvelous monuments and memorials of Washington, D.C. by designing patterns of the towering Washington Monument on the side panels.
For Each franchise, Nike crafted a message pertaining the motivation behind each jersey design. Nike’s crafted message for the Wizards jersey states:
"The Washington Wizards City Edition uniform celebrates the District of Columbia and our capital’s team. It features a marble pattern on the side panels that from the Washington Monument and a beveled effect on the numbers that resemble the styling of iconic Washington D.C. monuments."
Bradley Beal, Kelly Oubre Jr., Tomas Satoransky were introduced to the Wizards City Edition jersey from a figure placed in the center of the team’s locker room.
The City Edition uniforms debut across the league Jan. 30 as the Wizards schedule shows a home matchup against Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Split evenly, the Wizards will sport their uniforms six times at home and on the road for a total of 12 times this season, per Candance Buckner of The Washington Post.
The Wizards will wear the City Edition jersey for the following home games:
- Jan. 30 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
- Feb. 8 vs. Boston Celtics
- Feb. 28 vs. Golden State Warriors
- March 2 vs. Toronto Raptors
- March 27 vs. San Antonio Spurs
- April 6 vs. Atlanta Hawks