Solidifying a spot in the NBA Playoffs now comes with a new perk: The 16 deserving teams from the 2017-18 season will add new Nike NBA Earned Edition uniforms into their rotations as they compete for the NBA championship. The new looks, which are variations of each team’s Statement or City Edition uniforms, aim to supply fans with a tangible claim to both their team’s heritage and current success streak.
Here's Who Will Wear the Nike NBA Earned Edition Uniforms in 2018-19
Boston's Earned Edition jersey incorporates the classic Celtic green to a design that pays homage to the warm-up jackets worn by the franchise’s dominant teams of the '80s.
The Cavaliers celebrate their location on the banks of Lake Erie with their Nike NBA Earned Edition uniform. The color palette nods to the icy weather that Cleveland fans brave to support their Cavs throughout winter.
Indiana’s Earned Edition uniform pays further homage to the state’s racing heritage. “Always Lead” (above the jock tag) carries over from the City Edition uniform.
The energy of South Beach nightlife is front and center on Miami’s Earned Edition uniform with its neon pink base.
Milwaukee’s Earned Edition uniform incorporates the franchise’s green color scheme into the progressive blocking from this season’s City Edition uniforms.
Philadelphia’s Earned Edition Uniform brings the iconic 13-star chest design onto a white base.
A twist to the popular “North” jersey, the red base of Toronto's Earned Edition uniform honors Canada’s flag and the franchise’s position as the League’s only international team.
Washington's Earned Edition uniform features the team’s classic red as a base and brings back the marble-inspired side paneling that references the Washington Monument.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Giolden State's Earned Edition uniform is flipped onto the classic Warrior gold base.
Houston’s Earned Edition uniform highlights the team's traditional red base and transfers the City Edition crimson as an accent color along the collar and down the side panels.
Minnesota's Earned Edition uniform continues the team’s tribute to music legend Prince. The purple accents and font draw directly from the team's City Edition uniforms.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
Special Mardi Gras-inspired color blocking appears on New Orleans' Earned Edition uniform in a palette of navy, gold and red.
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
The Thunder’s orange base, inspired by the state's striking sunsets, is coupled with the chest wordmark of the fissured OKC verbiage from the team’s Statement Edition uniform.
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
A black sash adorns the all-red base of Portland's Earned Edition uniform. The jock tag celebrates the “Blazermania” that fixates the city during playoff time.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS
Recognizing its city's proud military history, San Antonio's Earned Edition uniform features the camo City Edition print on a white base.
For Utah’s Earned Edition uniform, a green base combines with the original J-note Jazz logo, replicating the original road jersey the team wore in 1979.
Select teams will debut their uniforms on-court as a part of the NBA’s annual Christmas Day lineup of games (get the schedule here). Other participating teams will begin wearing their Earned Edition uniforms in games soon after.
The Nike NBA Earned Edition uniforms will be available December 19 in limited quantities on nike.com and store.nba.com as well as at team retailers and select retail partners.