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NBA Apparel: 2018-19 City Edition uniforms

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A look at the Atlanta Hawks new uniforms.

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Earlier this month, the NBA’s City Edition Uniforms were released. While some teams kept their 2017-18 edition, other teams developed entire new concepts.

The Atlanta Hawks were among teams who updated their uniforms, and rolled out a special edition to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

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Although the inspiration for this uniform was spot on, the end product is not necessarily something to celebrate. The side-paneling was meant to give a wing (bird) like feel, but with the colors chosen it embodies more of a zebra. In addition, the gold lining on top of the white makes the jersey look dingy and sweaty.

So what would we have liked to see? Something more hawk-like and less sweat-like. With the same color scheme and side-panel designs, we could add countershading (like real hawks). These uniforms would have gold back-paneling, a gold to white to gold gradient on the front, and black lettering.

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What would you like to see Atlanta release for their 2019-2020 City Edition Uniform?

Let us know in the comments below.