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NBA Jersey Day: Ranking the top 10 throwback jerseys teams need to bring back to life

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NBA fans are almost spoilt for choice nowadays, with teams constantly updating their jerseys, plus the addition of 30 new City Edition jerseys this season.

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With several teams sporting new home and away colours, while also giving fans a taste of nostalgia bringing back some of the most beloved throwback jerseys...I'm talking to you Memphis/Vancouver Grizzlies, that got us thinking, which other vintage threads we want to see back on court in the NBA.

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As the NBA celebrates #NBAJerseyDay on opening night of the season, here's the top 10 throwback jerseys that need to make a comeback.

1. Philadelphia 76ers road - 1997-2009

After years without wearing a black uniform, the 76ers' 2020-21 City Edition brings back the colourway, paying homage to the iconic view Boathouse Row.

Ben Simmons helped designed the new uniforms, with the Aussie point guard pushing to bring back the Allen Iverson era threads. "I took it upon myself to bring back the black jersey," Ben Simmons told ESPN.

Iverson rocked the black 76ers jersey when he lifted the 2001 Most Valuable Player of the Year trohy, only adding to the nostalgia.

2. Orlando Magic....bring back the pinstripes

The Magic's jerseys have been underwhelming in recent years, while they sit on a gold mine of a throwback in their famous '90s pimstripes.

immediately bringing back the vibes from the Penny Hardaway x Shaquille O'Neal heydays of the '90s, these pinstripes in white, black, or blue are a must for Magic fans.

3. Chicago Bulls re-visit the cursive

Even though the Bulls never won a championship in these uniforms, they maintain iconic status, symbolising the beginning of the Michael Jordan era in 1984.

Has anyone ever looked cooler than MJ rocking this jersey with two gold chains in the 1985 Slam Dunk Contest? I didn't think so.

4. Toronto Raptors = Dino threads

The Raptors brought these back in 2014-15 to celebrate the team's 20th anniversary, but lets go ahead and do it again.

The butt of plenty of jokes back in the day, these cartoon uniforms have aged gracefully, now becoming a must-have jersey for Raptors fans.

5. Phoenix Suns '90s threads

I need to see Devin Booker dropping a 40-piece in these unis.

End of story.

6. Warriors x Run TMC

We've already seen the Warriors throw it back to the 'We Believe' era, now it's time to bring back the TMC threads. Steph Curry pulling p from half-court at the Chase Center in these unis just makes sense.

Let's bring back the 'C' on the chest while we're at it.

7. Detroit Pistons = Motor City

Detroit has leaned into their Motor City moniker on their jerseys in recent years, but nothing beats the original 'Grant Hill unis'.

These jerseys are fire in white and red, but the teal version takes the cake.

8. Atlanta Hawks bring back the '90s swag

I'm showing an unreasonable amount of love to the cartoon jerseys of the '90s, but this is by far the best jersey the Hawks have ever produced.

9. San Antonio Spurs pay homage to the Iceman

The Spurs have gone in the opposite direction this season with their City Edition uniforms bringing the bright colours to their Fiesta jerseys.

The simplicity of these 1980's George Gervin era threads have to make a comeback at some point!

10. Miami = Heat

The Miami Heat have had some of the best alternate jerseys in recent years with their 'Vice City' colourways, but the 1995-96 retro red alternates could be the only ones in their back catalogue that could top them.

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