Basketball jerseys in the NBA have a history of being vibrant. NBA teams like to switch up their uniforms frequently, sometimes even for a single game, unlike teams in other sports leagues, like the NFL.
It kind of makes sense to have more variation, when there are 82 games on the schedule. Moreover, with so many iconic uniforms in the game’s past, we thought it’d be fun to compile a list of the top NBA jerseys from both the present and the past.
Obviously, a list like this is subjective and cannot be considered reality, but it may still be a fun trip down memory lane and cause some conflicting feelings in some people.
- Miami Heat (Miami Vice)
Which Miami Heat VICE jersey is your favorite? ?? pic.twitter.com/o6WsztZgzu
— Slam Studios (@slamstudios) December 2, 2020
Personally, I would love for this jersey to come back, it is brilliant in all senses. The color patterns are so lit and the feel of Miami has been embedded in these jerseys.
- LA Lakers (Hollywood Night)
The @Lakers “Hollywood Night” jerseys arrive in the current-gen #NBA2K14 soon! RT! pic.twitter.com/FBkjlgWb4Q
— 2K (@2K) October 11, 2013
Can you really ever go wrong with black? The combo of black and yellow has a song written about it and you know why? Because it’s the BOMB!
- Utah Jazz (Mountain Jersey)
1997 ? 2019#MountainTime
» https://t.co/CyruuyacDM pic.twitter.com/8n3jto5saz
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) August 28, 2019
A jersey from the Golden 90s, there is something about the era that had that feel to it and this jersey is just the same. It has that nice and cozy feel to it.
- Philadelphia 76’s
On this day in 2006… Allen Iverson threw it up top to Andre Iguodala on the break! #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/tSfFdK0o4W
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) March 26, 2022
Another black jersey on the list guys, I don’t know there’s something devilishly classy about these dark jerseys. The swag factor is real here!
- Timberwolves’ (Prince’s Purple Rain)
Prince was a legendary musician. He was also a huge basketball lover, especially of the Timberwolves, and a native of Minnesota. As a result, in 2019, the team made the decision to pay tribute to him by creating uniforms that reflected his love of the color purple, they became one of the sexiest NBA jerseys in the history of the game.
- Vancouver Grizzlies (Sky is Blue)
Throwin' it back ??#GrindCity pic.twitter.com/aJOTS4UKoY
— NBA (@NBA) November 24, 2019
What can I say, everything about this jersey screams ‘good job sir’! The font, the color patterns and how the team looked while wearing these blue shirts was all on point. Sadly, we haven’t seen something this good from them for a while now, at least a decade.
- Atlanta Hawks jerseys (1996-1997)
Throwback Jersey of the day:
Atlanta Hawks 1996-1997
The best jerseys in hawks history imo.
The oversized hawk embodies the 90s, the red pops off the black very well with the yellow stripes make this a top jerseys of the 90s. Love the huge number as well ?? pic.twitter.com/WsgleM8xxK
— Randon “Bando On Brand” Moore ??Ⓥ (@randon_moore123) March 12, 2022
Do you say badass jersey? Is this what you mean? If not, get your eyes checked boy. These may have not been the most popular of Jersey from the Hawks, but these Jersey certainly gave the Hawks a way to look more intimidating.
- Miami Heats (White Hot)
Now that White Hot is officially back… y’all know what to do @miamiheat! pic.twitter.com/riwvuO6rcT
— ???? ?????? (@HeatvsHaters) March 31, 2022
This is one jersey that even I want so badly to own after looking at it. The Miami players had the black on black and the white on white Jersey as well, those lucky scamps.
- New York Knicks (City Edition)
A tribute to The Garden's most iconic moments. Introducing the 2021-22 City Edition, designed by @KITH.
Starring @KembaWalker. Narrated by @ALLAN_HOUSTON. pic.twitter.com/FCMTamoeHc
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 1, 2021
This jersey has such a classic feel to it and you can never go wrong with this kind of combination.
- Chicago Bulls (Michael Jordan’s pinstripes)
Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls black with red pinstripes jersey pic.twitter.com/CQh8CxStjx
— Scott Balster (@scottbalster) November 16, 2020
The Bulls have always had some of the best jerseys in the game and this one is amongst the very best. I love the fact that the legendary M-J played in these stripes.