The roster of the Philadelphia 76ers will have a new look next season. They’ve added some great new pieces with the addition of Al Horford and Josh Richardson and said goodbye to Jimmy Butler. They also re-signed Tobias Harris and gave a max deal to Ben Simmons.
The team’s uniforms will also have a new look next year. Details on the Sixers’ new alternate unis have leaked, and they are incredible.
The 76ers new jerseys
Throughout their history, the Sixers have been known for having a rather patriot look, and the new uniform is no different.
The 76ers’ new uniform offers a new take on the classic 76ers colors, logo, and overall design of their brand. Check out some of the details the Sixers will be sporting next year:
- The main color will be navy blue. It’s a darker shade of blue than past iterations, matching the blue from the American flag.
- The shorts and uniform are bordered by red, white, and blue lining.
- There is a distinctive crack running down the side of the uniform. This mimics the crack appearing on the side of Philadelphia’s historic Liberty Bell.
The “statement” jersey
This isn’t the Sixers’ primary jersey, however. According to Total Pro Sports, this jersey will serve as the Sixers’ new “Statement” jersey:
“When the Philadelphia 76ers hit the court during the 2019-2020 season, the players will be dawning a new “Statement” jersey, which comes with the league’s partnership with Nike that allows every franchise to have an assortment of alternate jerseys every year.”
The new uniforms embrace the unique history of Philadelphia and put a new spin on the classic themes of Sixers’ jerseys from the past. The Sixers statement jersey last season, modeled by Joel Embiid in the picture above, borrowed font from the Declaration of Independence.
The 76ers jerseys throughout the years
NBA.com has a history of the Sixers’ uniforms which has gone through numerous changes throughout the years. Pretty much all versions of their uniform honored the history from the city of Philadelphia.
Here are a few highlights of the designs throughout the team’s history:
- 1963-1965: This version honored Betsy Ross’s original flag design with a circle of stars.
- 1976-1977: The team reverted back to the 1971 design in honor of the Bicentennial.
- 1978-1991: This became the distinctive Sixers’ look for all of the ’80s, the era of Dr. J, Charles Barkley, and Moses Malone. They went back to wearing red road uniforms and also added a star with the player’s number to the shorts.
- 1994-1997: Described as a “throwback” to Sixers looks of yesteryear, this version reintroduced the old block lettering from the ’70s.
- 1997-2009: This uniform brings to mind the era of Allen Iverson. The Sixers changed their logo with silver, gold, and black added to the traditional red white and blue. Road jerseys were now black with royal blue alternates.
- 2009-now: The team’s present theme is very simple: red and blue road uniforms, white home uniforms.
The Sixers have had some varying looks over the years. The new statement jersey that nods to the city’s historical elements brings to mind some of the classic themes while still managing to shuffle in something new as well.