Jersey culture is huge in the NBA. So much so that the league on longer has just home and away uniforms, but uniform sets called things like “Association” and “Swingman.” Gone are the days of just a home and away jersey.
One of the things responsible for that is the resurgence of throwback jerseys and fortunately for all of us, often throwback jerseys are thrown into the rotation of jerseys NBA teams are wearing now.
We put together a list of the 30 best throwback jerseys in NBA history, one for each team. Take a look and see what you think. It’s a beautiful trip down memory lane.
There’s so much to like here with this 1990’s era Hawks jersey. Obviously, we have to start with the giant scowling hawk right in the middle. What an intimidating beast, with its talons gripping the basketball. That’s probably where Dikembe Mutombo got the inspiration for his famous finger wag, right?
Moving on past the bird of prey, the gradient colors on this jersey are really cool. The jersey starts out black at the shoulders, transitions to red in the midsection, and then back to dark red/black at the bottom. This is a cool jersey.