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2021-22 NBA City Edition uniform rankings

The Sixers’ vibes are amazing.

Philadelphia 76ers

The NBA and Nike released their City Edition uniform designs today. The Sixers knocked this one out of the ballpark and into a different universe. Here’s a look at all 30 designs:

A day like this obviously warrants some legit jersey analysis. Using a tiered system, I ranked all 30 sets from best to worst:

GOAT TIER:

1. Sixers

Perfection. The Sixers never nail things like this. They did. I’m in disbelief.

HELL YEAH TIER:

2. Lakers

3. Suns

4. Spurs

I’m not a fan of these teams, but I would consider getting a jersey from all of them. My choices? Carmelo Anthony, Dario Šarić and Derrick White.

YOU NAILED IT TIER:

5. Timberwolves

6. Hornets

7. Clippers

These organizations should be proud, especially the Clippers, considering their usual set of uniforms are complete garbage.

STEVIE FRANCHISE TIER:

8. Rockets

I’m sure the original uniforms these pay homage to were panned when they were released in the late ‘90s, but they make me think of Yao Ming and Steve Francis and those dudes rocked. Love these.

I’M ALL IN TIER:

9. Kings

10. Nets

11. Knicks

The Nets’ look is a nice mix of the Drazen Petrovic days and what they were rocking when they made back-to-back Finals appearances in the early 2000s. I always thought the Knicks’ uniforms were better when they added some black in there.

YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH BRED TIER:

12. Blazers

13. Bulls

These two teams keep their black and red vibes going strong.

‘90s REDUX TIER:

14. Hawks

15. Pacers

I’m a child of the ‘90s. I like ‘em!

SIDNEY MONCRIEF TIER:

16. Bucks

Milwaukee throws it back to the Sidney Moncrief ‘80s era. Did you know the Bucks played the Sixers a whopping six times in the postseason in the ‘80s? The Sixers knocked off Milwaukee in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1985. The Bucks got payback in 1986 and 1987.

JUST GOOD ENOUGH TIER:

17. Wizards

18. Grizzlies

These are the final two jerseys I’m a fan of.

BORING TIER:

19. Nuggets

20. Pistons

The Detroit Pistons, the most boring franchise in the history of professional sports, continue their unparalleled status.

BAD TIER:

21. Celtics

22. Cavaliers

23. Mavericks

24. Warriors

25. Jazz

I have no idea.

WHAT TIER:

26. Heat

27. Raptors

28. Pelicans

29. Magic

Their fans should stage a mutiny.

WOAT TIER:

30. Thunder

Those oil tycoon owners forgot to bring their crayons and markers to art class.