In addition to the Sixers' complete uniform redesign unveiled last month, it looks like the team will be getting a Christmas Day-specific jersey too, per uniform aficionado Conrad Burry:
FIRST LOOK: The Sixers and Bucks Xmas Day 2015 uniforms: pic.twitter.com/PNqZWftxJc— Conrad Burry (@conradburry) July 23, 2015
The idea of a Sixers team that combined for 37 wins over the last two seasons getting one of the NBA's marquee games on Christmas Day is laughable and a bit confusing, but Burry followed his initial up and indicated that all 30 teams would be receiving these festive jerseys:
To all those inquiring, these Xmas day uni designs are just that...it doesnt correlate to a Xmas day game. Every team gets a design.— Conrad Burry (@conradburry) July 23, 2015
As for the uniforms themselves, I really dig them. I think cream is a truly underutilized color in terms of teams' jersey designs. The Phillies' Sunday afternoon cream alternate is one of the best in baseball. The Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid-era Kansas team made great use of cream as well, and it's a reason I'm so high on the Bucks' new uniforms too.
Even though all teams will be get something similar, It's a color that works well for historic franchises trying to establish some sense of nostalgia, working that for both the Phillies and Jayhawks.
Come this winter, Covington Rules Everything Around Me (C.R.E.A.M.).