Sixers New City Edition Jerseys Are Rocky-Inspired
Photos leaked over the past few days, but on Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers officially unveiled their 2018-19 City Edition Jerseys. Inspired by the Rocky and Creed movies, the jerseys include a number of homages to the popular Philadelphia-based films.
Here's an official description of the jersey design, courtesy of Sixers.com:
The uniform’s core displays the iconic circle of 13 stars derived from the boxing ring where Rocky Balboa first squared off against Apollo Creed, while the gray sweatsuit-textured base was influenced by both Adonis Creed’s and Rocky’s legendary training scenes throughout the streets of Philadelphia. The crisp blue, red and white waistband trim on the shorts is inspired by Rocky’s championship belt. Meanwhile, the phrase “PHILADELPHIA, USA,” is embroidered on the lower left hem of the jersey as a nod to the city’s fans, heart and determination.
The Sixers will debut their new City Edition jerseys when they host the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. The jerseys will be worn at five "Spirit of 76" Friday night home games following the Hornets game.