On Wednesday, the Washington Wizards officially released their City Edition jerseys. The reviews of the look were mixed, given the black, teal blue/green and red. But the Wizards’ official press release sheds some light behind the decision.
In their release, the color of the jerseys, notably the black and teal, are coming from the oxidation around Washington’s boundary stones. While Washington today is on a plot of land on the northern side of the Potomac River, the original boundaries included land south of the river. Today, that land is now better known as Arlington County, Va. and part of Alexandria City, Va.
You can also watch a video about this below.
Shedding some light on the oldest monuments defining The District's origins.— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 1, 2023
We’ll be bringing Boundary Stones to life through our 2023-24 City Edition Uniforms. #ForTheDistrict | @RobinhoodApp pic.twitter.com/er1joHsOXY
The Wizards will wear these jerseys 13 times, starting on Friday, Nov. 10 when they play the Charlotte Hornets in their first game of the NBA In Season Tournament.
Now that we see the rationale of the Wizards’ City Edition jerseys, does that change your opinion on them? Let us know in the comments below.