LOOK: Sixers unveil glorious new Spectrum-themed uniforms originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Sixers are 4-2 through the first six games of the 2021-22 NBA regular season, but the biggest reason for excitement among the fanbase might not be the way the league-leading offense has looked.
Instead, it might be the team's incredible new City Edition uniform set, which leaked a few months ago and was finally unveiled by the team on Monday.
The uniform, a retro-flecked homage to the Spectrum featuring the original Spectrum colors and logo and a Sixers wordmark from the 1970s, is an absolute home run by the design folks. Look at this thing:
You can't do it any better than that.
The overall design is pleasantly uncluttered, allowing each individual element to breathe - which is great, because each individual element rocks.
The font for both the Sixers wordmark and the jersey number is crisp and clean. The red/white/blue piping around the neck and the arms is minimal, but it gives the jersey the definition it needs. The Spectrum color stripe down the sides is deftly-executed. The full-color Spectrum logo on the shorts is an unvarnished throwback, no unnecessary tweaks, just pure uncut nostalgia. And the cherry on top is the Spectrum logo "S" on the waistband of the shorts.
I love it all so much.
Here are a few more looks at the jersey and the details:
The Sixers also unveiled the custom floor they'll use for their "Spirit of 76" nights this season, the first of which is Nov. 3 against the Bulls, in tandem with the uniforms:
"The Spectrum holds a very special place in our franchise lore, having served as the 76ers' home arena for nearly three decades," Philadelphia 76ers President of Business Operations Chris Heck said in a release Monday. "The memories made at America's Showplace, including the historic 1982-83 championship season, are priceless, and will be relived through the 2021-22 Nike NBA City Edition uniform. We're also excited to display the colors of the Spectrum logo, which represent the teams that our fans love and support here in Philadelphia."
City Edition merch will be available for purchase starting Monday, Nov. 15 on SixersShop.com and at the official team store at The Center, the team announced.