Hornets unveil new Mint-inspired Jordan Brand “City Edition” uniforms

By CLTure News

November 11, 2020

Days before the NBA Draft where the Charlotte Hornets are slotted to pick No. 3, the franchise has unveiled a new City Edition uniform to be worn during the 2020-21 NBA season, now due to start on December 22. The new uniform celebrates the city’s history as home of the first U.S. Branch Mint featuring mint with gold and granite accents. The mint-colored Jordan Brand City Edition uniform dons the “Buzz City” moniker on the chest with numbers appearing in granite with gold outlines. 

The new City Edition uniform features the “Buzz City” moniker on the chest. Courtesy of the Charlotte Hornets

With gold and granite pinstripes on the uniform, the shorts also feature a gold and granite version of the team’s secondary logo on each side. The waistband of the shorts features a granite “C” in the official team font similar to the “C” that appeared on coins from the Charlotte Mint. 

Courtesy of the Charlotte Hornets

“The City Edition uniform is designed to celebrate an aspect of local pride, and we are pleased to pay homage to Charlotte’s reputation as a beacon of hope dating back more than two centuries,” Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield communicated in a press release. “From the Carolina Gold Rush, to the opening of the first U.S. Branch Mint, and on to today as the country’s second largest banking center, our city has a long history of influence and being at the forefront of greatness. We are proud to acknowledge this legacy with a uniform that is as unique as our community and remains in line with our ethos of being vibrant and trendsetting.”

The City Edition jerseys are expected to be available at retail on December 3.

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