One of the prettiest jerseys in sports is making a comeback. Sort of.
The Denver Nuggets have never really been one of the elite teams in the NBA, but they have had some elite uniforms. That’s why we’re delighted that the Nuggets have released a new alternate uniform, the Nike City Edition, which is based on the Nuggets’ old rainbow skyline uniforms.
The Nuggets announced the uniforms Thursday, November 1. They wore the rainbow skyline uniforms from 1981-1993 and made the playoffs nine consecutive times during that stretch. You’d think they’d go back to the jerseys for a season just to see if the rainbow skyline is actually magic (I think it is).
On top of facilitating the most successful run in Nuggets’ history, the rainbow skyline jerseys were some of the prettiest uniforms in all of sports, and it’s a shame the Nuggets don’t wear them all the time anymore.
This season marks 25 years since the rainbow skyline was retired as the team’s main uniform, though, they did wear it for Dikembe Mutombo’s jersey retirement ceremony in 2016.
But Nuggets fans needn’t worry, because the City Edition are now available for purchase online and in the team store.
The Nuggets will wear the City Edition jerseys in seven games this season:
- November 13 vs Houston Rockets
- November 27 vs Los Angeles Lakers
- January 13 vs Portland Trailblazers
- January 19 vs Cleveland Cavaliers
- March 2 vs New Orleans Pelicans
- March 16 vs Indiana Pacers
- April 10 vs Minnesota Timberwolves
What do you think of the City Edition jerseys? Are you excited to see them making a comeback this season? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.