The Philadelphia 76ers unveiled their classic uniform look today for the 2019/2020 season. The uniform is a very rare rendition. The look was worn for half of the 1970 season. This is a rare but great look for the 76ers. Many felt the 2000’s black uniforms were the right way to go, but I feel these are a great look in itself. The 1970’s looks and heritage is something that is not discussed much with Sixers fans currently. But it is a great story to tell with current fans who don’t know about the likes of Billy Cunningham or Hal Greer.
The jersey, pictured below, is white primarily with red and blue colored collar and sleeves. “Sixers” is presented in a large cursive font outlined in blue and at the top of the S is “seventy” in small red font. The Stubhub and Nike logo are blue. The numbers are a basic block font in red with a blue outline.
The Shorts have the authentic look with the large NBA logo on the base of the leg with blue and red piping along the edge of the shorts.
The 76ers are one of only 12 NBA teams that will feature a Classic Edition uniform this season as each version celebrates the team’s memorable on-court looks of the past. The Classic Edition will be one of five uniforms the 76ers wear this season, joining the Icon, Association, City, and Statement.
The Sixers also had this to say regarding the jerseys:
“This launch would not have been possible without the integration of All-Stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid,” Philadelphia 76ers Chief Marketing Officer Katie O’Reilly said. “For this campaign, we traveled back in time to relive those moments of the 1970s in photoshoots, honoring our history while celebrating new Philadelphia as we embark on the 2019-20 season.”
“We are delighted to continue to strengthen our partnership with the 76ers,” said Akshay Khanna, StubHub’s General Manager for NBA, NFL, NHL. “At StubHub, we are committed to delivering the best possible fan experience and to drive fan engagement. This is why we’re excited to be able to give a lucky fan tickets to the first home game of the season to cheer on the 76ers in their new Classic Edition uniform.”