The NBA's City series continues its rollout – ESPN

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Paul LukasESPN.com

Close Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter ESPN.com columnist since 2004 Also blogs at uni-watch.com

NBA teams are continuing to roll out their “City Edition” alternate uniforms, which are due to start being worn in-game on Nov. 9. All 30 teams will have a City uniform this season, and all but one of the designs will be new. (The Jazz are sticking with last year’s design.) Late last week we assessed the first round of this season’s new City alternates. Today we take a look at the latest wave, from best to worst.

Washington Wizards

Wizards’ new City alternate. pic.twitter.com/wu60hTBccM

— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) November 2, 2018

Sigh, yet another black alternate. But while this design may not be particularly creative, it gets the job done. Simple, sharp, effective. Grade: A-

Miami Heat

Comparison of Heat’s “Miami Vice” alternate uniforms. Last season on left, this season on right. pic.twitter.com/HpSWS2XDpl

— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) November 5, 2018

If you accept that proposition that NBA teams have essentially become lifestyle brands, then it’s hard to argue with the Heat’s second consecutive “Miami Vice”-themed uniform. Last season’s was white, this season’s in black — will next season’s be pink? Docked a grade for essentially repeating last season’s design. Additional info here. Grade: A-

Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks have just released their new CIty alternate, based on the old Mecca floor design. pic.twitter.com/5XRG8p13kJ

— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) November 5, 2018

This one seems destined to end up in lots of “Worst Uniforms Ever” roundups a few years from now, which is a shame, because it could have been so much

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