Uniforms Rumors

The LA Clippers have partnered with globally renowned artist, Mister Cartoon, and LA-based graffiti and street artist Royyal Dog to celebrate the authentic spirit of LA street culture through this year’s Nike City Edition uniform and merchandise collection. The 2020-21 City Edition uniform keeps the widely popular ‘Los Angeles’ wordmark from last season as the design’s visual center on a black uniform with white accents. The design is a symbol of the Clippers’ commitment to Los Angeles and will help cultivate the next generation of talent in the city through the “Make Your Mark” campaign, which encourages LA youth to hone their art through practice and hard work and to strive for greatness. Through tireless effort, resiliency, and optimism, Mister Cartoon became a master of his craft and has inspired a generation of street artists like Royyal Dog to carve their paths and achieve their goals.
Inspired by Milwaukee’s meaning as “the gathering place by the water,” the Milwaukee Bucks have unveiled their 2020-21 City Edition uniform, which for the first time features the team’s Great Lakes Blue color. Including Great Lakes Blue, which was incorporated into the Bucks’ color palette in 2015, the uniform features three unique shades of blue that represent the three rivers that run through Milwaukee, as well as the depths of Lake Michigan. The uniform symbolizes both Milwaukee’s and the Bucks’ role in bringing people together, which is noted by the phrase “Gathering Place” on the bottom of the jersey.
Hayes, who died in 2008 at the age of 65, was best known for being the creator and singer of the Grammy and Oscar award-winning theme song from the 1971 action movie Shaft. The Memphis, Tennessee, native also voiced a character in the South Park cartoon series and was a longtime songwriter and arranger for Stax Records, which was based in Memphis and had influential artists such as Hayes, Otis Redding, Booker T. & the MG’s and Johnnie Taylor.