Orange grove walking through the sunshine state, the Orlando Magic have just revealed their new city edition jerseys that are bubbling like sparkling Sunkist. Even though we left their Disney World sponsoring land months ago.
After last season’s sweet orange-on-black new design, the Magic have mixed old and new in this pulp for some jerseys that really are the juice like Tupac and Omar Epps. Ones that will look as good above the rim as Aaron Gordon.
The Brooklyn Nets have taken it back to New Jersey and the Drazen days. The Lakers, the Lore Series of the Elgin Baylor blue years, one step closer to a Crenshaw Hussle. Atlanta, the Stankonia of OutKast, stank you smelly much. Golden State the ‘We Believe,’ pre-Curry championship era that had Baron Davis dunking all over Dirk and Dallas. Whilst Philly has even more cheese with their night-ready, Nugget-like skyline city jerseys. A process set to light-up another new vintage classic like legend Iverson remixing one of his many classic SLAM magazine covers for Philly’s promotional piece.
There’s so much more to come, too. Like the neon of NBA finalist and Eastern Conference Champion, the Miami Heat’s latest Vice City night, that we are sure will have as much swagger as Tyler Herro’s top lip. South Beach classics that point to so much design talent like those classic Toronto ‘We The North’ jersey colourways for The 6 like Drake’s very own October black and gold.
It’s going to take a lot for Miami to beat their state rivals in the outfit department when it comes to these new clothes, though. Unless they go all orange neon.
Yankee distracting pinstripes like the days of Anfernee Hardaway, catch these while you can. You’ll be spending all your last pennies on these threads of hoop heaven that feature the new orange colour scheme loyal to state and the old Orlando logo redesigned with a star that tells you the rest of this centre-stage story. These original ORL fonts are bigger than Shaq and will take you back to a time Diesel and Penny were the dynamic duo before the Miami Flash with Wade and of course the one and only, one/two of Shaq and Kobe.
Colour me impressed. Count on these heritage uniforms being a Mitchell and Ness staple one day as Nike is stepping out with more hardwood classics than they are Jordans. Squeezing Florida’s fruit for all its worth, this is the only orange thing we still want to have in the house next year.