The NBA officially unveiled its Earned Edition uniform series earlier today, the post confirms the league-wide leak that we reported four months ago.
WATCH: Uniforms for won 2020-21 NBA edition leaked (from December 2020)
The earned uniform is making a comeback after a year off in 2019-2020. The idea of “the uniform won” is that it is reserved for teams that were lucky enough to qualify for the playoffs of the previous season. It’s a bit silly, but if the Raptors are wearing purple again, well, let’s do it.
Let’s go through them team by team, some of these images are from the original December leak, but I replaced a lot of them with actual photographs of the team, if any, my comment remains the same because, well, the uniforms are the same:
Brooklyn Nets 2021 – Uniform Won
Brooklyn turns black with cool Nets across the front, and what appears to be a New York subway sign style design.
Boston Celtics 2021 Uniform
The Boston Celtics, who lack third colors to put on their uniforms, have now switched to neon green, apparently. Green on the green team name and player number is always a bad idea.
Dallas Mavericks 2021 won the uniform
I could have sworn the Dallas Mavericks had worn this uniform before – it’s so similar to their regular outfit that it’s almost not worth wearing it. Make no mistake, this is definitely not a bad design, far from it!
Milwaukee Bucks 2021 Uniform Won
Now it’s a uniform. The Milwaukee Bucks embracing the deer motif, fear the deer, the antlers running down the side of the uniform from the knees to the arms – they feel like this should be their full-time design. Too bad it’s being cast after the season, but I have a feeling we’ll be seeing this Bucks style again in the future, recolored in a million different ways as future City and Earned designs.
Denver Nuggets 2021 – Uniform Won
The Denver Nuggets unveil the retro red, white, blue and gold color scheme here, taking time back to their first seasons as a franchise. Like.
Houston Rockets 2021 – Uniform Won
Not much to say about the Houston Rockets and their Earned Edition uniform for 2020-21, a black version of their regular outfit.
Los Angeles Lakers 2021 won the uniform
We knew the Los Angeles Lakers would try to work on their black uniform somehow and I’m glad they were able to bring it in as their Earned Edition set, the Black Mamba returns in 2021.
LA Clippers 2021 Uniform Won
If you’ve ever wondered what one of the most boring brands in the league without a color would look like, wonder no more, the LA Clippers are happy to give you a look. Gray with white letters and trim, they threw a ribbon of red and blue on each side.
Orlando Magic 2021 – Uniform Won
Sounds fair, doesn’t it? And yes, I prefer the Magic dressed in black with stripes, but it works well with a very horizontal logo on the chest and the star pattern on the sides. A great look for the Orlando Magic!
Uniform won Miami Heat 2021
Miami wore white, black, red, pink and a rainbow but never gold and that changes in 2021 with their new uniform in gold and black Earned Edition – no, no red on that -this. Bumblebee approves.
2021 Toronto Raptors Won Uniform
A giant purple chevron from the knees to the pits (that’s good the pits), I’m just going to focus on the positive here – the Toronto Raptors are ready to embrace purple again, I’ll accept that’s a first step and they’re ‘I’m gonna improve it from here.
Philadelphia 76ers 2021 Uniform Won
Cream as a base, we’re guessing as a nod to the Declaration of Independence like they’ve done in the past, and a giant freedom bell to hold player numbers – the Philadelphia 76ers are really running their city and its historical role. when the United States was founded. Appropriate considering their name, of course.
Portland Trail Blazers 2021 – Uniform Won
The Portland Trail Blazers thought they would remove red from their look, we don’t know why, but I guess there’s some symbolism here – without that context I’m scratching my head.
Utah Jazz 2021 – Uniform won
While many think of Utah as a purple team, there are a few of us who can’t help but imagine their old green and gold every time we think back to that team. Utah wore green and gold for a few seasons in the ’80s and they’re returning that look here for their 2021 Earned Edition set.
Indiana Pacers 2021 Uniform Won
A simple but awesome look for the Indiana Pacers – pair it with their City Edition uniform and you’ve got a great one-two combo (with blue instead of gray, of course… what are we doing here?)
Oklahoma City Thunder 2021 won the uniform
The main Oklahoma City ensemble is so bland that anything they come up with as a Statement, City, or Earned uniform looks awesome in comparison. Here we are again, and yet another two-tone set in this collection, just two shades of blue, no orange, no gold.
So that’s it, I mean it’s got to be over at this point, we’ve now seen all the Icon, Association, Statement, City, Classic and now Earned Edition uniforms (come on… six? That’s getting silly) that the NBA has in reserve for his 2020-21 season. Nothing to come as far as I know.
Check all of our coverage on the new NBA uniforms and logos for 2020-21 here.
We’ve also made some handy video recaps of the new NBA City Edition 2021 uniforms and NBA Uniforms Won 2021 Edition, check them out on our YouTube channel.