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NBA Jerseys All-Time: Ranked

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Through the entirety of the NBA, we’ve seen some sweet NBA jerseys. Now, it’s time to rank them.

Honorable Mentions

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First, let us get our NBA jerseys honorable mentions out the way. The Seattle SuperSonics jersey was an honorable mention because there wasn’t really any jerseys with a green and gold color scheme, plus the Sonics were iconic in themselves. If you can find them, a Gary Payton and Kevin Durant SuperSonics jerseys are must buys. The Milwaukee Bucks had one of their best jerseys in their franchise with these. A green with a splash of purple with a Buck on it made these recognizable and decent despite the unusual color lining. I’ve been searching for a Ray Allen one of these, the original #34 for the Bucks, but haven’t had much luck.

NBA Jerseys Ranked: 10. Detroit Pistons

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These jerseys start out our NBA jersey list at 10. While I personally am not a huge fan of these, they are still a great looking jersey. Grant Hill, who had a chance to be an All-Time great but had tons of injuries, made these jerseys well known. These were short-lived as this logo and jersey for the Detroit Pistons only lasted for 5 years from 1996-2001.

9. Phoenix Suns

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These jerseys were big because of Charles Barkley and Steve Nash when they played for the Suns. They also wore these jerseys in their finals appearance in 1993 against Michael Jordan’s Bulls. That also helped with the recognizability of the jersey. These were still around when Steve Nash was drafted in 1996. These go along with the style of 90s with having a big design on their jersey.

8. Miami Heat

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Look, there are soooooo many memorable Heat jerseys. I really can’t pick one, BUT let’s just say as a collection they deserve this spot. From their Miami Vice jerseys to the Floridians jersey, Miami Heat have a plethora of iconic jerseys to choose from.

7. Minnesota TimberWolves

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I’ve always had love for these jerseys. These are recognizable because of Kevin Garnett. What really makes these jerseys is the font of the letters and numbers. I really don’t know how to describe it, but the font makes you think of…well wolves. I wish the Minnesota Timberwolves would bring these back, the jerseys that have now are quite bland.

6. Atlanta Hawks

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Atlanta literally said let’s put this big ass bird on the jersey that wraps around. That’s what they did, and it was iconic. These jerseys are often forgotten about just because lack of talent to wear these. The most memorable player that wore this jersey was Dikembe Mutombo.

5. Philadelphia 76ers

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Allen Iverson, The Answer, made these jerseys iconic singlehandedly. These jerseys are mostly known during the Philadelphia 76ers run in the playoffs to the finals. This year, AI also won MVP. These are a personal favorite of one of Vendetta’s own, Scott Baker. If you’re a 76ers fan, or even a AI fan, and you don’t have this jersey, what are you doing?

4. Denver Nuggets

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I personally love the Denver Nuggets jerseys. I honestly have no idea of the reasoning for the rainbow. Whether it was gay pride, or just to be different, I don’t care, they’re amazing. To add, they have the Skyline in the jersey in itself! They sort of brought this idea back with their City Jerseys with a white jersey and a slight rainbow with the skyline in those. These were also well received by the fans, including one of Vendetta’s own, Garrett Burroughs, buying a Nikola Jokic one the day they were released.

3. Vancouver Grizzlies

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The Vancouver Grizzlies made one of the most bright jerseys we’ve really seen. With a turquoise base and very big print makes these jerseys so rememberable. The black with an Aztec design on the collar and the ends of the arm holes (weird description), was unique on its own. In fact, I’d say that these jerseys have an Aztec feel to them while fitting the 90s theme of being big and recognizable. The Memphis Grizzlies are bringing these back this year for a few games. Ja Morant jersey anyone?

2. Utah Jazz

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This jersey is an iconic jersey. When I think of Utah, this is the only jersey I think of. Although the mountain that signifies the Rocky mountains and Jazz that originated from their relocation from New Orleans don’t correlate with each other. The purple and light blue go together really well. These are also the jerseys that the Utah Jazz had their finals appearances in. Of course, most of their recognition of the jerseys was John Stockton and Karl Malone playing Michael Jordan in those finals, but still, one of the best jerseys ever made.

NBA Jerseys Ranked: 1. Toronto Raptors

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These are undoubtedly the best NBA jerseys ever. However, as much as we love these jerseys now, apparently these jerseys were despised when debuted in 1995. I’m not really sure why, these jerseys are very 90s like, unique, and frankly better than any other jersey Toronto has by far. It’s a shame that the best player to ever really wear these jerseys in the 90s was Vince Carter (well Tracy McGrady, but who associates that with him). Vince Carter is an iconic hooper but he wasn’t a superstar to do these jerseys justice.

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