LA Clippers reveal ‘City Edition’ jerseys on Sports Illustrated

LA Clippers (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The LA Clippers finally debuted their 2019-20 ‘City Edition’ jerseys by posing on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s NBA Preview issue.

That’s one way to make a Tuesday morning interesting. In a surprise turn of events, the LA Clippers unveiled their 2019-20 ‘City Edition’ jerseys by posing in them for the cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual NBA Preview issue.

The cover features newly acquired superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George surrounded by the returning group of Patrick Beverley, Landry Shamet, Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell.

You can check out the cover below.

As you can see, the team has embraced the city of Los Angeles. This is especially surprising considering that they rebranded to the ‘LA Clippers’ from the ‘Los Angeles Clippers’ several seasons ago.

It does match up with the other small re-designs the team has done. For starters, they are really embracing the black and white. Their new home court has a black logo at center court and the sidelines and baselines are black with the only white being a map of LA. There’s still some color on the court, such as the three-point line being blue, but it seems like they are very committed to this direction.

We had a feeling the City jersey would be something along these lines after images of the team’s alternate court leaked a month ago. The jersey and court envoke a feeling of toughness, something that this group seems to be really embracing. Some have called the design “Raider-esque” and honestly, I can see where they are coming from.

As with every jersey, there are mixed feelings. Many on Twitter seem to be enjoying the City jersey. Other fans have mocked the jerseys, citing the text on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as the inspiration. It will be interesting to see what the overall consensus is once we see the players wearing them in-game action.

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