Grading the NBA’s New Alternate Jerseys


Three NBA franchises released new alternate jerseys for the 2016-2017 NBA season. They pay tribute to past teams, remember old cities and honor a Civil Rights Activist’s 50th anniversary assassination. Check out these sweet NBA jerseys. 

Philadelphia 76ers

Grade: A

The Philadelphia 76ers are entering a new era with Ben Simmons and are throwing back to the days with Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain led the 1967 76ers to the NBA Championship. They hope Simmons can one day do the same. The best part of these jerseys is the old logo stitched down the left side of the shorts. That logo will be the center court logo at 76ers home games to pay tribute all season. The 76ers are entering the Simmons era in style. 

Brooklyn Nets

Grade: A

The Brooklyn Remix jerseys throwback to their stars and stripes jersey worn both in Long Island and New Jersey. They changed the jersey color to the Brooklyn Nets black and white. The best part of the jersey is the Nets logo stitched above the Nets patch. What prevented the Nets from an A+ was Brooklyn written down the left side of the jersey. Either have Brooklyn or Nets on the jersey, not both. If the Nets don’t win, at least they’ll look good. 

Memphis Grizzlies

Grade: A+

The Memphis Grizzlies brought back the black and teal jerseys from their days in Vancouver. They’re honoring the 50-year anniversary assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The jerseys will debut on January 15, 2017, one day before Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Memphis is home of the National Civil Rights Museum so the Grizzlies are the first to release their MLK jerseys. If you want a jersey, you’ll have to wait until January 1, 2017. The rest of the NBA will honor MLK in 2017. 


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