The Atlanta Hawks’ City Edition jerseys appear to have leaked online in recent days ahead of their regular season opener, even. And, while nothing has been confirmed just yet, there is good reason to believe these are the real deal.
City Edition uniforms were first introduced in 2016 and get refreshed every season. The Hawks’ last few iterations have been received well, particularly the Martin Luther King Jr.-themed set from the 2020-21 season in which they went to the Eastern Conference Finals.
This past season, they brought their introduction of the also highly-acclaimed “Peachtree” set full circle with a reimagining.
Now, they appear to be taking a different angle.
The color scheme is interesting and almost reminiscent of the Milwaukee Bucks with what appear to be cream and light blue accents on the jersey. But there is one other detail that ties this directly to the Hawks.
At the bottom of the jersey, right above the tag, is the phrase “lift as we fly”.
That is an otherwise innocuous statement. In fact, it’s most notable because the Hawks filed for a trademark on that exact phrase in August, per Justia.com. Without the entire rollout from the organization, though, it is difficult to piece together all of the elements that typically go into City Edition uniforms.
Take last year’s reveal via NBA.com for example. It not only connected the then-new look to the original from 2019-20, but it also touched on all of the intricacies that set it apart:
"The Atlanta Hawks 2022-23 Peach uniform represents a new take on our iconic Peachtree uniform and a nod to the city’s roots as a cultural trendsetter. The jersey and short colors and design represent the high energy of the city that it calls home. From Electro Peach to Sunset Haze, the gradient reflects the awesome diversity of the city, rooted in the foundation of what makes Atlanta great.The Peach uniform pays the ultimate respect to Georgia, “The Peach State” while uplifting the Hawks mantra of being “True to Atlanta” to the core."
Atlanta Hawks City Edition jersey schedule
That reveal came ahead of their first time wearing it on November 10. According to NBA LockerVision, however, the Hawks will debut this season’s City Editon jerseys on November 11 versus the Miami Heat.
Here is the full list of games in which the Hawks are scheduled to wear their City Edition uniforms.
- November 10 vs Miami Heat
- November 17 vs Philadelphia 76ers
- November 21 vs Indiana Pacers
- December 23 vs Memphis Grizzlies
- January 15 vs Spurs (both teams scheduled to wear City Edition uniforms)
With the post-All-Star schedule yet to be revealed, we will update this list as more games become available.
In the meantime, fans can look forward to seeing these new City Edition uniforms for the five dates above.