Why Soccer Teams Should Think About Copying The Idea of Nike's NBA City Jerseys - All 30 NBA 2020-21 City Edition Jerseys Released

On Thursday, we reported that NBA clubs have brought the designs of the new 2020-2021 City Edition Uniforms to their stadium courts. We liked the designs of many of the 2020-2021 NBA City Edition uniforms - in this article, we take a look at all the Nike 2020-2021 City Edition jerseys.

Should Football Clubs Do This? NBA Clubs Take Designs Of Nike City Edition Jerseys To Courts, And It Looks Awesome

City Edition jerseys were introduced in 2017 when Nike became the NBA's supplierThe City Edition jerseys are a relatively new phenomenon in the NBA. They were introduced when Nike became the league's supplier beginning with the 2017-18 season. The 2020-21 NBA City uniforms are being worn as a fourth uniform option for each club.

Nike 2020-2021 NBA City Edition Kits

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Each of the NBA City edition 2020-2021 jersey features a unique design that takes into account the history of a club, its city / region or other things related to the franchise.

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In example, Boston Celtics' jersey is designed to resemble the championship banners that hang above the court. The mint / gold Charlotte jersey pays pays tribute to the fact that Charlotte was the home of the first U.S. Branch Mint and the Carolina Gold Rush in the early 19th century.

Advantages Of Nike 2020-2021 NBA City Edition Kits Compared To Usual NBA Jerseys

There are various reasons why Nike and the NBA introduced the City Edition jerseys, and the main aspect is certainly money. However, there are also several different advantages of these kits, and some also make sense for football teams.

NBA teams do not experiment as much as soccer teams with their "regular" jerseys

Pros Of City Edition Jerseys

  • Can be designed freely
  • Allows NBA Teams to have more jersey variability (NBA teams must have a white home / "alternative / away" uniform)
  • Teams do not experiment as much with their regular shirts

We think that the main advantage of these City Edition / special jerseys for football (soccer) teams would be that they won't have to experiment as much with their "regular" home, away and third jerseys but can play around freely without annoying fans.

In fact, football teams and brands already started to release more special-edition jerseys, but most just not on the same regular base as NBA clubs with the City Edition uniforms.

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Do you like the Nike NBA City Edition Uniforms for the 2020-21 season? Do you think football clubs should release such special jerseys as well instead of changing their traditional colors for their kits? Comment below, and find out more about the 2020-2021 City Edition jerseys on Chris Creamer's Sports Logos page.